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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sweet Chirote

Chirote is a sweet snack that is famous in Karnataka and Maharashtra.
The flaky chiroties are dunk in sugar syrup or fried and coated with powdered sugar.
The recipe is fairly is easy one even though it looks like it's hard and time consuming.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 20 minutes 
Makes : 12 Chiroties 


To make the dough:
All purpose flour/maida : 1 cup
Water : 1/4 cup 
Ghee : 1/4 cup melted
Baking soda: a pinch 

To make a paste:
Ghee : 2 tablespoons melted 
Rice flour: 2 tablespoons 

If making sugar syrup:
Sugar: 1 cup
Water: 1/2 cup 
Green cardamom/Elachi: 2 

If making sugar powder:
Powdered sugar: 3/4 cup 
Elachi/green cardamom: 2 powdered 


Mix all ingredients to make the dough, by adding little water at a time. Knead it well and divide the dough into 3 equal portions.
Mix the ingredients listed to make a paste.
Roll the dough balls into 8" rounds. Take the first one, spread the paste from edge to edge, top the second round on it do the same process. 
Once all 3 are layered, roll them up, and cut into small pin wheels as shown in the picture.
Take the rolling pin and flatten it again to get the chirotie shape.
Heat oil for Deep frying and fry the Chiroties till they turn golden. About 2-3 minutes per batch.
If you are using powdered sugar, let them cool for 2 minutes and dust the sugar.
If using sugar syrup, mix the ingredients listed for that, bring it to a boil, the syrup should be 1 string consistency. Takes about 7-8 minutes. Dunk the fried Chirotes in the syrup for 3-4 minutes and take them out.
Store in an airtight container for 2 weeks.

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