Badam Layered Sweet Poori! A Real taste for our Taste Buds!
Badam Chiroti | Padhir Peni, is a traditional Sweet Variety our elder generations use to make. Some of the sweets that our earlier generations were making are quite complicated and time consuming. In today’s world, most of the women are working and with work and home, they sometimes find difficult to try and make traditional sweets. Originally this is a native dish of Karnataka, but adopted widely in Tamil Nadu. Still this dish is served in wedding functions in Karnataka. Its an extremely tasty dish, served as dessert.
The main two ingredients are Maida and Sugar. Maida rotis are prepared first and then layer them up and cut them into discs and press it to make patties. Deep fry the patties till they are golden brown. This is the first part. The next part is preparing the sugar syrup. We don’t need any consistency for sugar syrup. The syrup needs to be sticky.
Instead of a plain Chiroti, I have added badam (Almonds) to make it even more tastier. So, first step for us is to soak the almonds and peel the skin and grind it to paste. This badam paste is added to maida and kneaded to a dough. Adding badam really enhances the flavor. The procedure is time consuming and but not complicated. So why not give a try and make this yummy and tasty Badam Chiroti (Padhir Peni) over the weekend? Share your experiences and comments!
Wash and soak almonds overnight. Or we can add hot water and soak for 30 mins. After 30 mins peel the skin of each soaked almond
Add the peeled almond to the mixer jar and grind it to a smooth paste. I have used water to make it to a paste. We can also add milk and make it to paste
In a mixing bowl, add maida, badam paste and mix well. Add water little by little and knead it to a smooth dough. Now cover and set this dough aside
Preparing Sugar Syrup
Take 3 cups of water in a sauce pan and add sugar to it. Bring it to boil and keep in flame till the sugar syrup is sticky. Once the sugar syrup is sticky in consistency switch of the flame.
Prepare Rice Flour Paste
In a mixing bowl take the ghee and rice flour and mix well to make like a paste
Making Chiroti Patties
Now take the dough and knead well again. Take gooseberry size balls out of the dough and using a rolling pin roll it to a small and thin roti. Make 5-6 roti for one batch and repeat the step for rest of the dough
Now in one roti brush the rice flour paste all over the top of the roti. Then place another roti on top of the ghee brushed roti. The same way brush the top roti and place another roti on top of it. Repeat the same for 6 roti
Roll the layered roti tightly and using a sharp knife slice it to pieces. Take each slice and press it to make like a patti
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Deep fry the Chiroti patties in hot oil and fry them in both the sides til they are golden brown and crispy.
Sugar up Fried Patties
Drop each batch of fried Chiroti patties in the warm sugar syrup and allow it to get soaked for 5 mins so that it can absorb the sugar syrup. The Sugar syrup should be warm before adding the fried Chirotis'. Also to avoid crystallization of sugar syrup we can add a tablespoon of lemon juice.
Serve the delicious crispy and sweet Badam Chiroti and enjoy the traditional sweet!