Roti Churma

// Savor the simplicity of Roti Churma – a delightful Indian sweet with wheat rotis, ghee, and aromatic flavors. Quick, easy, delicious treat.



Roti Churma or Roti Choorma is a traditional, rich, flavorful, and delicious Indian sweet dish made using roti, ghee, sugar, nuts, and cardamom! This simple and easy recipe transforms your humble rotis into a decadent dessert.

Made using just 5 ingredients, this choorma gets done in just 5 minutes if you have your roti dough handy!

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a bowl of roti churma with a spoon and a spoon on a table

About Roti Churma

Roti Churma is a decadent and exquisite-looking sweet dish, an authentic mithai from the Indian states of Rajasthan and Haryana. This traditional Indian sweet, often served during festivals or as a special homemade treat on any day you are craving sweetness.

Roti Churma highlights the perfect mingle of flavors, fusing the earthy essence of whole wheat rotis with the sweetness of sugar/jaggery. Prepared with love, this recipe turns a staple into a sweet dessert full of enticing textures and tastes.

You can also call it the instant version of the churma recipe. The traditional choorma-making process requires a lot of time and many steps to be followed with precision. 

You certainly need to make the authentic choorma when you are making a proper Rajasthani festive thali of dal baati churma, bafla bati, masala bati, khoba roti, haldi ki sabji, panchmel dal, besan ke gatte, gatta pulao, mirchi ke tipore, cheele ka raita, ghevar, mawa kachori, and moong dal halwa.

But there are some days when you just want to eat the churma but don’t have much time; then this quick and easy choorma comes to the rescue. Not only does it taste super delicious, but it also saves a lot of time on such days.

The roti churma recipe I am sharing today is my Grandma’s recipe. She used to make so many instant sweets using ghee (clarified butter) and bura (Indian style granulated sugar). 

Just like the instant meethe chawal recipe, this recipe also comes together in just 5 minutes. Plus, it has a similar taste to choorma.

The process involves making a thick roti, roasting it, and making a coarse mixture of it using a mortar and pestle. Then this crumbled mix is united with the richness of ghee, sweetness of jaggery, or sugar.

The addition of nuts and cardamom powder enhances the overall experience, making Roti Churma a flexible treat that can be devoured at any time of the day.

Another great thing about this recipe is that you can also make this choorma using leftover rotis.

Other than this roti churma, there are other choorma flavors such as rose churma, besan churma, bajre ka choorma, or pineapple choorma.

This Roti Churma

✓ is a simple homemade treat

✓ is irresistibly rich and delicious

✓ has a melt-in-your-mouth texture

✓ has nutty flavors

✓ is effortless & quick

✓ gets done in 5 minutes

✓ is a versatile dish

✓ makes a lovely dessert for festivals

✓ can also be made vegan

✓ is an authentic recipe

✓ is beginner-friendly

a plate of roti ka churma on a table with a golden spoon

Ingredients

  • Roti Dough: Roti dough is used for making whole wheat roti or chapati. Freshly made rotis taste best here, but you can also use leftover rotis for making this churma. I have also given the instructions for leftover roti churma recipe on this page.

  • Ghee: It is the essential ingredient in this churma recipe. Adding ghee elevates the richness of this churma recipe and imparts a buttery touch to this dessert.

  • Sweetener: You can either use bura (granulated sugar) or jaggery powder to sweeten this choorma recipe. Just keep in mind both sweetness will give this churma recipe a different taste and color.

  • Nuts: Adding nuts in this recipe is optional but highly recommended. The nuts like almonds, cashews, and pistachios add texture and flavor to this churma recipe. Commonly used are almonds, cashews, raisins, or dates.

  • Cardamom Powder: It is the main ingredient that adds an aromatic touch and authentic Indian dessert flavor to this instant churma recipe.

Variations

Roti Churma Ladoos

Love eating churma laddos? Then you can easily transform this choorma into laddos by shaping the hot mixture into bite-sized balls.

Coconut Roti Churma

If you enjoyed eating kopra burfi then you would definitely love this tropical flavour. For the unique twist and to add some tropical flavors, you can add about 1-2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut to the churma mixture.

Blender Roti Churma

My grandma used to make churma in a mortar and pestle. But you can also grind the mixture using a blender. Fine powder or crumbled mixture both work here.

Storage Suggestions

This roti churma stays fresh for up to 3-4 days when served at room temperature in an airtight container for 2-3 days. You can also refrigerate it for extended freshness, up to one week.

Freezing

You can also freeze this churma for up to 3 months. Simply transfer it to a freezer-safe container and freeze. Simply thaw it overnight in the refrigerator. Ghee tends to solidify in the refrigerator, so make sure to warm it in the microwave for 1 minute before serving.

Serving Suggestions

You can serve it as it is or have it as an after-meal dessert. You can also pair it with other Indian sweets like ras malai, gulab jamun, walnut burfi, and walnut halwa for a festive spread. For a gourmet touch, you can also serve it with vermicelli fruit custard or fruit custard.

a bowl of roti churma with chopped nuts a golden spoon in it

Tips & tricks to make the best Roti Churma

  1. Ghee: It adds an aromatic richness to churma. Make sure to use high-quality ghee for the best taste and flavor. You can either use homemade ghee or store-bought ghee for making this choorma.

  2. Roti: Use fresh, high-quality rotis for optimal flavor.

  3. Sweetener: You can use granulated sugar, raw brown sugar, jaggery, palm sugar, or any other sweetener of your choice.

  4. Leftover Roti Churma: If you are making churma with leftover roti, then make sure to roast the roti before making coarse powder.

  5. Flavorings: I have used cardamom powder to flavor this churma. You can also use other flavors such as saffron, rose water, dried rose petals.

FAQ

What is Roti Churma?

Roti Churma is an authentic, rich, and delightful Indian dessert made using roti (Indian flatbread), ghee, sugar, nuts, and cardamom.

Can I make Roti Churma vegan?

The traditional recipe uses ghee, which is not vegan-friendly, but you can make a vegan version of this recipe by swapping ghee with vegan ghee or coconut oil.

Is Roti Churma difficult to make?

No, certainly not. In fact, making roti churma is very straightforward. To prepare this simple and beginner-friendly recipe, you just need to know how to roll roti.

How long does Roti Churma stay fresh?

This instant Roti Churma stays fresh for up to 2-3 days at room temperature. If you want to store it for a longer period, then you can consider storing it for up to one week in a refrigerator in an airtight container.

Is Roti Churma gluten-free?

No, it is not a gluten-free recipe as it uses wheat flour roti as a base. However, you can make it gluten-free by replacing whole wheat flour with a gluten-free blend of all-purpose flour or chickpea flour.


Roti Churma (Step-by-step photo instructions)

Cook Roti

  1. Roll the dough, and dip it in dry flour, then roll it to make a thick roti.
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  3. Heat a griddle or tawa over medium heat. Place the rolled roti on the hot pan and cook for a few seconds on medium-low heat.
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  5. Flip it, and make an indentation using a knife or the sharp edge of a spatula to prevent puffing. Once the bottom is cooked, fold the roti on the pan and cook until golden brown on both sides.
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Prepare Churma

  1. Remove the cooked roti from the heat and place the hot roti on a kitchen tissue or napkin. Crush the hot roti to break it.
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  3. Place the crushed roti in a mortar and crush it using a pestle into a coarse texture. Add about 2 tablespoons of ghee to it.
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  5. Next, add 2 tablespoons of sugar/jaggery powder (or to taste), and 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder. Mix well using a spoon. Ensure the sugar or jaggery melts and coats the churma evenly. Adjust sweetness according to your preference.
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Serve

  1. Transfer the Roti Churma to a mixing bowl. Garnish it with chopped nuts and enjoy your Roti Churma as a sweet snack or dessert.
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Roti Churma [Recipe]

Recipe Image
Savor the simplicity of Roti Churma – a delightful Indian sweet with wheat rotis, ghee, and aromatic flavors. Quick, easy, delicious treat.
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(Rating: 5 from 6 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
7 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Desserts Indian 2
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
378 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Roti Churma
  • Roti dough for approximately 3 thin rotis.
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar or jaggery powder
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 3-4 tablespoons chopped nuts (almonds, cashews, and pistachios)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cook Roti
  1. Roll the dough, and dip it in dry flour, then roll it to make a thick roti.
  2. Heat a griddle or tawa over medium heat. Place the rolled roti on the hot pan and cook for a few seconds on medium-low heat.
  3. Flip it, and make an indentation using a knife or the sharp edge of a spatula to prevent puffing. Once the bottom is cooked, fold the roti on the pan and cook until golden brown on both sides.
Prepare Churma
  1. Remove the cooked roti from the heat and place the hot roti on a kitchen tissue or napkin. Crush the hot roti to break it.
  2. Place the crushed roti in a mortar and crush it using a pestle into a coarse texture. Add about 2 tablespoons of ghee to it.
  3. Next, add 2 tablespoons of sugar/jaggery powder (or to taste), and 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder. Mix well using a spoon. Ensure the sugar or jaggery melts and coats the churma evenly. Adjust sweetness according to your preference.
Serve
  1. Transfer the Roti Churma to a mixing bowl. Garnish it with chopped nuts and enjoy your Roti Churma as a sweet snack or dessert.

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NOTES:

  1. Customize the recipe by adding more ghee or adjusting the sweetness according to your taste.
  2. Cook the roti on medium-low heat to ensure even cooking.
  3. Crumble the roti when it is hot.
  4. Optionally, add a dash of rose water or saffron for additional flavor.


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