Sunday 18 July 2021

Recipe 129: Roti Ke Ladoo

Do you often have leftover rotis? And then they go to dustbin the next day?

I also face this issue. Then my mom said that delicious Churrma Style ladoos can be prepared from leftover rotis.

I was excited and wanted to make these one-of-a-kind jhatpat Roti Ke Ladoo.

While, I prepared ladoo with one day stale rotis, you can also make it with fresh rotis. Just keep roasting rotis on low flame till most of the moisture evaporates and rotis turn semi-hard. 

Ensure that whether you are using fresh or stale rotis, do not make the roti too hard and crispy. Else it will not bind and ladoo shape cannot form. Slight moisture in the roti is key to soft ladoos.

This recipe is a simple basic version. You can add chopped nuts and raisins. However, more ingredients means that you need more ghee (Ghee is the only binding agent. We are not using milk here at all). To help you in binding, you can add softened mawa or khoya when you are roasting coconut flakes.


  1. 5 rotis or 2 cups roti powder
  2. 1/2 cup sugar powder
  3. 1/4 cup ghee
  4. 2 tbsp. desiccated coconut flakes
  5. 3 green elaichi


Tear rotis in small pieces.
Grind them in batches in a mixer-grinder
Add the elaichi to the roti at the time of grinding.
Take the roti powder in a bowl and keep aside.
Now heat ghee in a kadhai.
Add coconut flakes and sugar powder.
Stir on low flame for 1 minute or till coconut emits a nice aroma.
Now add all the roti powder and stir on low flame.
Allow the roti powder to absorb all the ghee.
Do not roast for long else all moisture from roti will evaporate and it will be difficult to bind.
Take the mixture out in a bowl and cool for 5 minutes.
Begin forming ladoos while the mixture is still hot to touch.

Serve immediately.
Store ladoos in air-tight container in fridge.


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  1. Yes kal maine ye Ladoo khaya tha.bahut tasty the.Childhood memories refresh ho gya...thanks

    1. bahot easy recipe hai yeh. Thank you for liking.

  2. I love ur àll recipes and waiting for new recipes.
    Sravan k Somwar vrat shuru ho rhe hai esliye kuch fariyali sabudana ki khichri sikha dijiye

    1. Surely I will try.. Once I perfect the recipe I will post here.