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..
All Purpose Flour / Maida – 1 cup
Rawa / 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|
|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|
|take one part in front of you|
|and roll it|
|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 till light golden|
|immerse in the syrup|
|and put it over a cooling rack|
|Serve..Garnish it with some chopped cashews|
|Have it with badam milk or plain milk|