Monday, March 2, 2009



1 cup wheat flour, 1/4 cup semolina, 2 cups sugar, 2 tablespoons oil, 2 tablespoons curd, a pinch of saffron, 3 teaspoons lemon juice, chopped almonds and pistachios.

Method-Add wheat flour, semolina and oil . Mix well, adding water and curd carefully to make a stiff dough. Knead well with a little oil. Cover it with wet cloth and set aside for 1 hour. Knead again and make small- small balls.

Take the sugar in a vessel and add just enough water to dissolve it. Add the lemon juice to remove any dirt, strain. Return the vessel to the stove and cook till the sugar syrup forms atwo thread consistency thick syrup. Now add saffron.

Roll out each ball into a small circle.Deep fry in oil over medium heat till it turns light pink and crisp.

Add the fried puries into the sugar syrup for 5-10 minutes. Put out the puries from the sugar syrup. Garnish with almonds , pistachios and saffron. Serve hot or cold.

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