Friday, March 2, 2018

Churmo - Goan Sweet



Churmo is one of the Goan sweet. It is crispy and spicy sweet. Churmo is good combination with tea/chai. I made this sweet as a part of Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge . My Partner Avin S Kohli. Her blog name is TheYellowDaal. She gave me two secret ingredients - Wheat flour and Red chili powder.

For Puri
150 gms wheat flour
1/4 cup Wheat flour for dusting
2 cups Oil for deep frying

For Jaggery syrup
150 gms Jaggery grated
100 ml Water
2 tea spoons Red chilli powder

1 Tablespoon Ghee for plate greasing


For puri :

  1. In a bowl take wheat flour and water. Make the dough.
  2. Take  the oil in a frying pan. Keep it on a high flame.
  3. Divide the dough into 8 balls. Dust each ball of dough and roll as thin as possible.
  4. Check the oil temperature by just dropping in tiny dough in it. If the dough fries and floats up instantly, means the oil is ready.
  5. Gently place the rolled puri into the hot oil. Just press the puri using frying ladle. The puri becomes crispy. You should not burn the puri.
  6. Place the puri on paper napkin to absorb excess oil. Repeat for all puri balls.
  7. Let them cool. After cooling crush the puris with hands.

 For jaggery syrup:

  1. In a pan add jaggery and water. Keep it on a medium heat and allow jaggery to melt. If you strain the jaggery syrup, impurities will go.
  2. Transfer the syrup to the same pan, allow it to boil for 10 mins or until it becomes thick.
  3. For thick syrup test : take a drop of syrup using forefinger, just press the forefinger and thumb. If it is sticking to the finger, the syrup is ready.
  4. Add red chilli powder to the syrup and mix well. Switch of the stove.
  5.  Now add crushed puris to the syrup and mix well.
  6. Let it cool completely. Store in airtight container.


  1. Wow! The churmo looks fabulous, and the recipe sounds pretty easy and doable too. :)

  2. What a great way to use leftover puris!

  3. This is so interesting... like a deconstructed poori dessert... So glad to see so many different variations coming up in this challenge...

  4. Interesting recipe. Loved your use of the ingredients to create something super delish. Excellent tea time treat.

  5. This is new to me.. Such an interesting recipe using puri.. Will try sometime!

  6. How delightful a spicy sweet combo for tea. yummm

  7. Oh the sweet and spicy Bowl of puri are amazing..

  8. This is perfect! Tastes good by itself too.

  9. Very interesting recipe .. looks delicious!

  10. Very interesting recipe.. looks so delicious!

  11. An interesting sweet dish Shailaja. I guess like its other counterparts(churma), the puri has to be crispy and crunchy.

  12. Poori in syrup! I can't think of a tastier combination!. Thanks for introducing a different type of sweet dish!


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