Wheat flour laddu (Ganva guLi/Chirmund)

Wheat flour laddu
Wheat Flour Laddu (Ganva Guli)

Ganva(konkani) or Genhu(hindi) (I donno how to write down the pronunciation of ‘n’ in Ganvu/Genhu, hope all my Indian friends know how to say this word) means wheat. GuLi is laddu in Konkani. This sweet is called ‘Chirmund’ in South Kanara.

‘Ganva laddu’ is the most famous sweet in North Kanara. If you go to any house, you will find this. It remains good for a long time. So people make them and store for months.

These laddus are very fragile, so they tend to break easily while eating. Also, do not eat them in a hurry, you might choke because they get struck easily in the throat if tried eating very fast. But still, once you eat them, I am sure you cannot stop it, they are very very tasty and healthy too.

Wheat flour laddu (Ganva guLi/Chirmund)
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Cuisine: Konkani
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Serves: 6-7 laddus
Delicate and tasty laddus made with wheat flour, spiced with cardamom and cloves.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tea spn cardamom powder
  • 2 cloves
  • ½ cup (approx) ghee
  • 1 tea spn raisins (dry grapes)
Instructions
  1. Heat a tea spn of ghee and fry cloves.
  2. Add wheat flour and fry on a very low flame for around 10min, till you get the aroma.
  3. Now add sugar and fry for 5min.
  4. Add cardamom and raisins.
  5. Now add the remaining ghee, cool it a bit. Do not cool completely, laddu should be made when the mixture is still hot.
  6. Make laddus. They tend to break in hand. It requires a bit of patience to bind these laddus, atleast for the first time.
  7. Add more ghee, if you find it difficult to bind into laddu.
  8. Store in air tight container after cooling the laddus to room temperature.

 

 

30 Comments for “Wheat flour laddu (Ganva guLi/Chirmund)”

says:

Liked the look of your blog & your recipes too. I too am a North Kanara Konkani. Tried out some of your recipes too. Ganva laddus is one of my favorites.Do visit my blog also, though it’s not your topic.

says:

Thanks Aparna you have a very very cool blog :).
Preeti, I don’t know what is Chirmund :(. At least in North Kanara it is called as Ganva guli/laddu.

Madhura

says:

Hi Shilpa,

I love Ganva Laddu, its my favourite….Its called “chirmund ” in Mangalore or you can say South Kanara they call it Chirmund.
You post all so authentic recipes Konkani style. Its really good to see such a nice site.

Shilpa

says:

Thats right LG. You have to use the one used for chapathi . The color is because of the “Durum” flour I used. Its a bit different than the normal wheat flour. Infact the normal wheat flour is best suited for this laddu.

Sonam

says:

I am always looking for recipes with Wheat flour instead of maida for my little one. This is a great recipe, which probably she will like. Thanks for sharing.

Reena Patil

says:

I liked u r recepie for ladoo , but i want to suggest that also add 2 tsp of fried suji (rawa) in ghee , so the ladoo will not stick in the mouth.

Reena Patil

says:

For this ladoo we can mix soya bean powder , which will make ladoos more proteins fulled. This ladoo are best for the childrens and also best for their tiffins, which will give them substitute to 1 whole chappati.

sarita

says:

I am fan of your recipes love these laddus very much. I even add the gunder (arabic gum), grinded n then roasted in the wheat mixture. The laddus get a crispy taste.

Pooja

says:

what can i say..churmundu..as called by me since i was a kid is my fav .and like u said can’t stop at one or two…..i love the churmudos and going make one today……………………..thanks bye

Jyothsna

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Hi shilpa,
This a very nice recipe. Thanks 4 sharing.This is one of my kids favorite sweet.
On the similar grounds with urud dhal powder in Andhra they prepare a laddus called as “Sunnivundalu”. Though I know the ingredients and method of preparation some where I’m making a mistake due to which they crack off and laddus are not remaining in shape and I had to serve as powder [2-3 times I tried. but alas……… :-(( ]. But it tastes great & also Nutritious on health grounds.
Plz. if u know the exact recipe …. u know what 2 do. TQ in advance 4 the recipe as i’m confident shortly i’ll get the exact recipe 4’m u. ur’s jo 🙂

nazrina

says:

can you please teach me how to make muffins with equal sugar i appprciate you kind understanding and coperation

sofi

says:

hey
i’m greatful 2 u 4 ur site
i feel like learning from own sis
i’m maharashtrian.. n d word Aayi makes me feel home
i prepared this laddoos n they were really delicious

thank u so much

Meena

says:

Hey
I tried wheat flour laddu just now.It is awesome…….& I liked your blog’s name Aayi’s Recipe( as if mother is teaching us.) I live in Chicago & your blog helped me a lot. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe…….

jayanthi

says:

Hi Shilpa,
Thank you so much for recipes, can i try with splend insted of sugar

Shilpa: Sorry, I haven’t tried it.

says:

Hi,

I just tried this recipe and they came out awesome. I made tiny laddoos and perhaps thats why they were easy to hold together, and did not crumble. They taste awesome.

Just an observation: I put less sugar, but they were still quite sweet.

When I powdered the sugar I powdered some almonds too, and the taste is quite good.

says:

Hi Shilpa,

I tried this recipe and they turned out great. Infact they were the first ones that I have ever made 🙂

Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!!

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