Friday, August 15, 2014

SATPURA (Sindhi Sweet)



This is a Traditional Sindhi sweet and is prepared in the month of Shravan for the Satai / Satam ( Saptami ) Festival. The process is a bit tedious and tricky how to roll and fry these with perfection controlling the heat without making them brown. They have to be white and crunchy. I have learnt this from my grand mother. Those days everything was prepared at home in large quantities to be shared with friends and neighbours. She used to make me sit next to her to observe how she made them. It will always be my favourite because I have memories of my grandmother attached with this dish. 

Ingredients:
White flour .......... 2-3 cups
Oil ........................ for frying
Sugar .................. (for sprinkling)

For Garnishing:
Cardamom powder
Pistachio powder

Method:

1. Knead the flour with water. (nothing else to be added)

2. In a bowl mix 2 tbsp. oil and 2 tbsp. white flour.

3. Roll a small portion of dough, without using flour to roll. You may use oil to roll if needed.

4. Cut into strips. Now stretch each strip and apply the flour-oil paste and join all the strips to make a round roll.


5. Roll this lightly, again using oil if needed.

6. In a frying pan, heat the oil and fry this. Using the tongs, open it up lightly. It has to be fried on a very low flame, taking care not to make it brown. It should be crisp.

7. Drain the oil from the satpuras and let them cool.

8. Sprinkle sugar, cardamom powder and pistachio powder on top.
(Do not sprinkle sugar while hot)


23 comments:

  1. Wowoww...was searching for this recipe..once had them in a sweet stall at mumbai...lovely..sure will try this for diwali..lovely n tempting one yaar...

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  2. Hi Priya,
    I am glad u liked this recipe. Do let me know if it came out well.

    Regards n Happy cooking,
    Punam

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  3. wow what a delicious dessert ...beautifully made n presentated ...yummy
    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  4. Dear Shobha
    When I come back, I am going to make it. In the past, I was not very successful. I got the tips here.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New year

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  5. thank you for linking flaky and delicious

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  7. I so want to eat it. You are tempting me... Love it.

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  8. sounds new to me but looks great and delicious!

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  9. Looks awesome and authentic. Luv it

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  10. it looks new to me sound delicious try it soon

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  11. Its New recipes to me..will try it soon..Thanks for sharing this innovative recipes to my Event..

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  12. Delicious sweet dish, very well
    explained. Reminds me of my
    beloved mother's holiday
    preparations some 35-40 years
    ago. She used to make them
    so motherly good!

    Thank you for sharing the
    recipe.

    Ken Balani

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  13. Thanks for linking again dear. Super delicious sweet.

    Saras
    Kitchen Chronicles ~ Heirloom Recipes

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  14. never heard of this.. reminds of laccha paratha..loved the rolls & learnt something today.. thanks for linking :)

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  15. new to me... looks very temtping.

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  16. i think we have a similar version called "chiroti" in karnataka cuisine... yummy flaky sweet there, Sobha !

    thanks for linking it to WTML

    Kalyani
    Sizzling Tastebuds
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  17. never tried this.. sounds very interesting..

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  18. So inviting dish, looks very yummy.

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  19. Beautiful sweet.loved the pictorial.

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  20. These look really delicious and tasty.

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  21. These look sinfully delicious :).
    Sonal@simplyvegetarian777

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  22. Never had a word about this sweet or tasty I will try it out soon...tempting

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