Chiroti is a traditional Karnataka candy that is prepared for special occasions. It is prepared with ordinary flour, Chiroti is a fried puff pastry with concentric circles of delicate layers which is either sprinkled with a generous amount of powdered sugar flavored with cardamom, or soaked in sugar syrup flavored with cardamom.
Ingredients Of chiroti
For the dough
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 2 tablespoons ghee
- Water , for kneading dough
For the sugar syrup
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1/3 cup Water
- 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
To be mixed together
- 2 tablespoons Ghee
- 1 tablespoon Rice flour
- 1/2 tablespoon All Purpose Flour (Maida)
For the garnish
- Badam (Almond) , chopped
- Pistachios , chopped
- Cashew nuts , chopped
How to make Chiroti Of chiroti
- To start making the Chiroti recipe, let’s start with the dough. In a large bowl, mix the maida, the ghee and knead into a firm dough, gradually adding water.
- You can also use a food processor like mine, knead the dough and collect it. The dough should be firm and smooth, similar to that of a puri. Cover and set aside for 15-20 minutes. To prepare the sugar syrup, add the sugar and water to a saucepan and let it boil. Once the syrup starts to boil, reduce the flame to low intensity and check the consistency of the sugar syrup.
- You should have a chain-like sugar syrup. Add the cardamom powder and turn off the heat. Put aside. In a small bowl, combine the ghee, rice flour and maida. Stir and set aside. Now let’s do the puris.
- Divide the dough into 6 equal parts and make them into balls. Deploy each ball in a large large roti. Now take 1 roast and apply the ghee flour mixture and distribute it evenly. Place another roast on top and apply a mixture of ghee flour on it.
- Now place the third roast and apply the ghee flour mixture. Then wrap them in a newspaper. Using a knife, cut small pieces of the roll. These would now look like mini Swiss rollers or windmills. Repeat the same process for the remaining 3 rotis.
- Press lightly on these mills and flatten them to form a disc. Now it’s flattened chiroti pasta, which we now need to fry. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan to fry the chiroti. Fry the prepared chiroti until it becomes slightly golden and crisp.
- Immediately soak these chiroti in the prepared hot sugar syrup. When you soak the chiroti puris, the syrup should not be too hot or at room temperature. It must be hot. Soak the chiroti in the syrup for about a minute or until it is well coated.
- Take out the Chiroti and place it on a tray. Sprinkle chopped walnuts over the chiroti and let cool. Once cool, store the Chiroti in an airtight container and serve as desired. Serve Chiroti like a candy with your festive meal or you can serve it your guests on Diwali.