Welcome to the state of Chattisgarh, which is relatively a new state formed in 2000 carved out of the state of Madhya Pradesh. 

My personal connection to Chattisgarh is through my brother who lived in Bilaspur for more than 5 years and contributed a lot in the automation of lot of financial services in his department. They have forged many friendships in the area and are very attached to the place as well. It is unfortunate that I haven't had the opportunity to visit them while they were there.

It is known as the rice bowl of Central India and most of the food is rice or rice flour based. But today's dessert/snack recipe is an exception as it is wheat based! Trust me when I say that these are extremely addictive and healthy as well.

While you check out these Khurmis, I shall make sure that our next leg of the journey goes unhindered!

Recipe Source - here
Ingredients - 

Wheat Flour 3/4 cup
Jaggery 1/2 cup
Ghee 1 tsp
Sesame Seeds 1 Tbsp
Water to knead a stiff dough
Oil to deep fry 


Method Of Preparation -

Melt the jaggery adding very little water and strain to remove any impurities. 

In a mixing bowl, add wheat flour, sesame seeds, ghee and the molten jaggery. Knead into a stiff dough adding water if needed.

Heat oil in a kadai/wok. 

Pinch 6-8 equal portions of the dough and make them into oblong shaped discs which are slightly on the thicker side.

Gently slide these into the medium hot oil and let them fry in low-medium heat so the khurmis are cooked through.

Remove from the oil once they are uniformly browned and drain the excess oil onto paper towels.

Serve them warm for a filling and nutritious snack.

Preparation Time 15-20 min
Makes 6-8


  1. very beautiful khurmis, i am already planning to make it

  2. Padmajha Says:
  3. Nice recipe Harini. Bookmarked this.

  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. Same pinch, we both cooked the same dish from the same site.. I loved them very much.

  6. Unknown Says:
  7. Looks wonderful!!

  8. Another khurmi recipe,looks fabulous...wish I cud have some..

  9. Priya Says:
  10. Very tempting khurmis and nice intro to chattisgarh as well.

  11. This reminds of another dish..similar to this from another state...they have very little difference and yet are called by different names...what diversity! The sweet looks interesting.

  12. Another khurmi recipe. As Vaishali said, reminds e of another sweet similar to this.

  13. They look such a delicious crispy brown! Interesting story, enjoyed reading it.

  14. jayanthi Says:
  15. khurmi is a real novel sweet.. like the idea of wheat and jaggery. have to try it sometime

  16. Looks so nice. For me it looks like a variation of ellu urundai we make in TN...

  17. Archana Says:
  18. Yum.Love these. isn't the jaggery hot will it not burn the flour? Sorry these may sound like silly but .. well I am scared to try them out.
    They look so yum I will but try a small batch. ;)

  19. Pavani Says:
  20. They look yumm Harini.

  21. Unknown Says:
  22. so delicious and so yummm

  23. Reminds me of the vellam seedai we make in TN for Krishna Jayanthi! Looks very tempting!

  24. looks like a yummy snack

  25. Quick to make yum snack!!! Love those sesame seeds studded in between!! :)

  26. Suma Gandlur Says:
  27. I am drawn to these. Saw them on Priya's blog and bookmarked.

  28. Unknown Says:
  29. Tempting khurmi's.. They are so inviting & yum.

  30. Srivalli Says:
  31. Ah these sound so much like the version of athirasams our fly friend used to make from much similarities..very well done harini..I am sure I will love this!

  32. Unknown Says:
  33. wow thats an fabulous khurmi and you have made them perfect dear :) can i grab some right away !!

  34. Padmajha Says:
  35. Wheat flour and jaggery- nice combo for the dish.Must have tasted great!

  36. very nice recipe , bookmarked!

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