Jan 15, 2012

Pathir Pheni / Chiroti / Pathir Peni / Pathir Patheni / Surul Poori – Karnataka Special Recipe for ICC

That was the first time I heard of this awesome recipe when srivalli announced Indian Cooking Challenge for this month..This recipe is from Harini from Tamalapaku. As soon as I saw the recipe I was totally ready to give it a shot..And the result was pretty great..

This sweet has lots of layer and turned out so crispy. Srivalli suggested to use fine sooji to make the dough..But i could not find that here, so I used some flour to make the dough bind together. I used sugar syrup the dip this in, but you could dust it with powdered sugar and serve it…This pheni is served traditionally along with some badam milk..You can find the recipe of that right here..I just served it with plain milk..

I hope you will try this and let me know what you think..


For Dough:
All Purpose Flour / Maida – 1 cup
Rava / Sooji / Semolina – ¼ cup
Baking Powder – ¼ tsp
Salt a pinch
Sugar -1 tblspn
Ghee – 1 tblspn
Water as needed

For Coating Paste:
Ghee – 3 tblspn
Rice flour – 5 tblspn

For Sugar Syrup:
Sugar – ¼ kg / 250 gm
Water – 100 ml
Cardamom / Yelakai – 4 pods
Cashews / Badam / Pista – 10 chopped finely


Take flour,  rawa, salt, baking powder, sugar in a mixing bowl.  Add ghee and rub together with your hands.

Add water and make into a stiff dough. Cover it and let it rest for 30 mins.

Mean while take 3 tblspn of ghee and rice flour in a bowl and make into a paste.

Now divide the dough into 6 equal portions and start rolling to a thin circle.

Take one circle in the front of you and apply the rice flour paste over that. Put another one circle on top of that and spread  the paste again..Continue this untill you have finished the process.

Apply the rice flour paste on the top of the circle and start rolling to a tight log..

Cut out the edges and cut the log into equal parts.

Take one part in front of you and start rolling to a thick circle.

Heat oil for deep frying and fry this in hot oil till cooked and light golden. Remove it to a paper towel.

Mean while make the sugar syrup by heating sugar and water along with cardamom pods till it reaches one string consistency. If you dip the spoon in the syrup and take out..the last drop falling from the spoon should form a string.

Now dip the fried pathir pheni in this sugar syrup and take it out to a wire rack..

After it is cooled completely garnish it with crushed cashews and serve along with milk or badam milk.

Take all your ingrediants
Take flour in your mixing bowl
add sooji in this
Add Sugar and Salt
add baking powder
over the flour
mix these together
add water
and form into a dough
cover this and let it rest
Take rice flour in a bowl
add ghee to it
and mix well to form a paste
Now divide the dough into 6 equal parts
take one part
and roll it
all balls are rolled
now take one rolled portion and put it in front of you
spread the rice flour paste over that
cover with another circle
repeat the process untill you are finished
now roll this whole lot together
all beautifully rolled
cut out the ends
and cut into 8 equal parts
separate it
take one part in front of you
and roll it
all rolled
now make sugar syrup
heat sugar, water and cardamom
let it come to a boil
bring it to string consistency
can u see the string forming..Set that aside for a moment
Heat oil for deep frying
drop the pathir pheni in that
fry it
fry till light golden
drain it
immerse in the syrup
and put it over a cooling rack
Serve..Garnish it with some chopped cashews


  1. Mouth watering snack..!!Never tasted it .Thanks 4 the recipe

  2. Lovely recipe, thanks for sharing!

  3. Perfect presentation like it so much..

  4. wow pheni looks very crispy
    happy pongal aarthi

  5. this is very nice recipe, different from our regular chirote in maharashtra, we simply end up with sprinkling powdered sugar on the deep fried

  6. Looks yumm.. Thank you for sharing.. Bookmarking this

  7. amazing step wise photographs! I'm sure making this was complicated. But the pics make it seem like anyone can do it! :D

  8. You are gorgeous Aarthi....you have just made my day...i loved the step by step instructions of this very complex dish which thanks to you has been made simple....thanks a lot.

  9. glad you liked it! We loved it too, I served it with Badam milk.

  10. Nice step by step pictures. Looks delicious.

  11. Yummy and super Good.Perfectlt made .

  12. lovely recipe......looks good........

  13. that's really amazing..looks yummy..love it!!


  15. Wow..really nice recipe. i really like it. I want to taste it. Thank you for sharing.

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