This is a Sindhi sweet traditionally made during the Holi Festival. Sweet shops are loaded with the special sweets during the Festive season. This may not be an authentic recipe of a Halwai, but I am quite happy with the result. Usually the dough is kept overnight for fermenting. But since the weather is cold here I used the instant method by adding a little yeast to it.
All purpose flour / maida .... 2 cups
Corn starch ......................... 1 tbsp
Yogurt ( sour ) .................. 1 cup
Saffron ......................... a generous pinch
Cardamoms ................ 4-5
Baking powder ........... a small pinch
Salt ................. a pinch ( about 1/8 tsp )
Sugar ............... 2 cups
Yeast .............. 1 tsp ( if making the instant recipe )
Orange food colour
Pistachios & Silver varq for garnishing
Oil ...... for deep frying.
1. In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder, corn starch.
2. Add the sour yogurt and sufficient water to make a smooth batter. Add the colour. Leave it covered overnight for fermenting.
If you want to make it instantly, add yeast. I have just crumbled the fresh yeast directly into the dough. If you are using dry yeast, take a little lukewarm water, add half a tsp of sugar and put the yeast granules. Leave it for 5 minutes in a warm place for proving. When it becomes frothy it is ready to be added. Mix it into the dough. Leave the dough for 15 - 20 minutes, covered in a warm place and it is ready for use.
3. Meanwhile prepare the sugar syrup. Take sugar in a pan and add one cup water.
Bring it to a boil and add the cardamoms and saffron. Remove the impurities and boil until it is thick.
5. Heat oil in a flat bottomed frying pan. It should not be too hot. Pour out the batter to make a big round gheeyar, like you make jalebis.
6. Fry on low / medium flame to make it crisp turning it a couple of times very carefully.
7. Dip them into the hot syrup, remove into a plate and garnish with crushed pistachios and silver varq.
I have not used silver varq as it is said to be harmful for health.
Wow looking so colourful n temptingReplyDelete
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Yes, perfect for the season..Delete
yummy i like thisReplyDelete
ya jalebis r also kept overnite for fermenting
i hv yet to try those jalebis
love this shobha
this looks mouthwatering...ReplyDelete
I will try with dry yeast..Lets see..ReplyDelete
It will never fail.. do let me know when you makeDelete
looks yumm...bookmarking this..ReplyDelete
Wow very tempting n colorful dish yum...ReplyDelete
Thanks Premlatha .. for Holi it is perfectDelete
Lovely dish...wish you happy holi in advance..ReplyDelete
Thanks Amrita.. wish you the sameDelete
Beautiful color... Nice sweetReplyDelete
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nice recipe..... super tempting n colorfulReplyDelete
very delicious, and festive! Happy Holi to you.ReplyDelete
Thanks and Happy Holi to you tooDelete
yumm color n too good.. Happy HoliReplyDelete
Thanks Kalpana .. Happy HoliDelete
Lovely and yummy.ReplyDelete
Totally awesome and fit to holi.ReplyDelete
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Yes Preeti.. thanksDelete
Mouthwatering !!! Looks so tempting :)ReplyDelete
I don't know this..but looks delicious n orange colour luks greatReplyDelete
Looks yummy! Today's recipe: http://annarasaessenceoffood.blogspot.com/2013/03/til-chatni-sesame-seeds-powder-chutney.htmlReplyDelete
Very festive,colourful and fantastic dish..happy holi.ReplyDelete
Festive dessert... lovely color... Happy Holi...ReplyDelete
Happy Holi :)Delete
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Thanks for liking my blog Neela.. will surely visit yours.. :)Delete
this is totally new to me. looks greatReplyDelete
Thanks.. Veena this is like jalebiDelete
Hmmm so tempting. I'd love to try that holi recipe. My warmest holi wishes to you and to all Hindu around the world!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your wishes annewalker.. do try it out and send me the feedback.Delete
I have never heard of this dessert but it looks like jalebi. Very delicious.ReplyDelete
Right you are Nayna.. it is like jalebi but bigger in size.Delete
you made it so easy and looks delicious.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much LinsyDelete