November 11, 2015

Chiroti


Chiroti is most popular dessert in Maharashtra & Karnataka which was served during special occasions.  This can be prepared in two ways by dipping the fried chrotis in sugar syrup or sprinkling powdered sugar over it.  I preferred soaking them in sugar syrup, it keeps the chiroti so juicy and moist inside & crispy outside.  This crispy delight is highly addictive & perfect for festivals.

Ingredients :

For the dough :
  1. All purpose flour (Maida) - 1 cup + 2 tbsp
  2. Salt - 1/4 tsp
  3. Melted ghee - 2 tbsp + 2 tbsp
  4. Water for kneading
  5. Oil for frying
  6. Almond powder for decoration (optional)
For the sugar syrup :
  1. Sugar - 1 cup
  2. Water - 1/2 cup
  3. Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  4. A few strands of saffron (or cardamom powder)

Method :

1.   Mix together 1 cup of flour, salt and 2 tbsp of melted ghee well.  Add enough water to make a smooth dough.  Keep aside for 15 mins.

2.   Prepare a sugar syrup by mixing sugar, water, lemon juice and finally saffron to single thread consistency.  Keep it warm.

3.  In a separate bowl, mix together 2 tbsp of maida with 2 tbsp of ghee and make a paste.  Keep aside.

4.   Divide the dough into 6 equal portion and roll them into thin rotis.  Place a roti on your work surface and spread the maida ghee mixture over it.  Now place the second roti over it and spread the maida mixture evenly.  Place the third roti over the second one and apply the maida paste over it.  Gently roll the rotis into a log and cut them into small circles.

5.  Roll and flatten the thick circles using the rolling pin.  Deep fry them in the oil till crispy.

6.  Soak the hot fried chiroti's in the sugar syrup for 2-3 mins.  Sprinkle some almond powder for decoration.


Store it in airtight container.

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