Chiroti is a delicious sweet that is flaky and crispy dipped in sugary syrup. These can be a great treat for your family and friends for any celebrations or get-togethers.
For the dough
- 1 cup Maida/wheat flour/All Purpose Flour
- 2 tablespoons Ghee
- Water , for kneading dough
For the sugar syrup
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1/3 cup Water
- 1/2 teaspoon Elaichi (Cardamom) Powder
Sathe for biding together puris
- 2 tablespoons Ghee
- 1 tablespoon Rice flour
- 1/2 tablespoon Maida/Wheat flour/All Purpose Flour
For the garnish (optional)
- Chopped Badam/Almonds
- Chopped Pistachios
- Chopped Cashews
- We will begin with the dough making. Mix Maida and ghee in a wide bowl, and knead into a stiff dough adding water gradually. The dough should be firm and smooth, similar to that of a puri. Cover and set aside for 15-20 minutes.
- To prepare sugar syrup, add sugar and water in a pan and allow boiling. Once the syrup starts boiling, reduce the flame to low and check the consistency of sugar syrup that has one string consistency. Add Elaichi /Cardamom powder and turn off heat. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix ghee, rice flour and Maida, make a thick Ghee-flour paste, and keep it aside.
- Now, to make the Chapatis, divide the dough in 6 equal parts and make smooth balls. Roll out each ball into a big round Chapati. Then, take 1 Chapati and apply ghee-flour mixture and spread evenly on it. Place another roti on it and apply ghee-flour paste over it. Again place the third Chapati and apply the ghee-flour paste.
- Then roll them up into a long roll. With the help of a knife, cut small pieces of the roll. Repeat the same process for the remaining 3 Chapatis.
- Then, lightly press these small-layered rolls into round puris. These are Chiroti, which are ready to be deep-fried.
- Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan for frying the Chirotis until they turn light golden brown and crisp.
- Immediately soak these warm (not too hot) Chiroti into the prepared warm sugar syrup about a minute or two or until they get well coated with sugar syrup.
- Take the Chirotis out and place them on a platter. Sprinkle chopped nuts over the Chirotis. Once cooled, store the Chiroti in an airtight container and serve as desired.