Murmura laddu is a traditional indian sweet recipe made with puffed rice and melted jaggery syrup. It is a simple and easy dessert made with just 3 ingredients – puffed rice, ghee and jaggery. In the traditional recipe, jaggery is mainly used in this recipe. So I have used jaggery here, but you can also use maple syrup.
Jaggery is one of the best alternatives of refined sugar, which has several health benefits. Jaggery is loaded with antioxidants and minerals like zinc and selenium, iron, which help to prevent free radicals, which are responsible for early ageing. It also helps to boost resistance against infections, hence building stronger immunity. (Read more about –> Jaggery : The Best Sugar Alternative
Moreover these puffed rice laddus are also known as seasonal laddu and is made specifically during winter season. It has a long shelf life making it ideal during winter season.
(Also try out –> Guiltfree Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe)
Ingredients for Murmura Laddu
3 cup (75 gm) murmura / puffed rice
1 tsp ghee
1 cup (230 gm) jaggery
Firstly, in a tawa dry roast 3 cup murmura on low flame. Dry roast until the murmura turns crisp. Keep aside.
In a large kadai or deep bottomed pan, heat 1 tsp ghee and add 1 cup jaggery.
Stir continuously until the jaggery melts. Keep the flame on low.
Stir on low flame, till it turns frothy.
Check the consistency, by dropping syrup into a bowl of water; it should form a soft ball. Else boil for another minute and check.
Turn off the flame and add dry roasted murmura and mix gently.
Mix until the mixture is well combined and jaggery syrup is coated well.
Grease your hand with ghee or wet your hand with water and prepare laddu like lemon sized balls when the mixture is still warm.
Enjoy murmura laddu for a month when stored in an airtight container.