Rose Chirote

Servings

10-11

Prep

1 hr

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Rose Chirote

Chirote is an indulgent treat that is traditionally made as a part of festive celebrations. Rose Chirote is a labour of love well worth the effort, since it looks pretty and tastes delicious

Sarda Farms ghee, made using traditional methods enhances the flavour and texture of Rose Chirote.

Ingredients

  • 1 ‏Cup Maida (all purpose flour)
  • 4-5 ‏tablespoon Sarda Farms ghee + as required for deep frying
  • ½ -3/4 ‏cup corn flour
  • 1/3 ‏cup powdered sugar (or as required)
  • 1-2 ‏drops of edible rose red colour

Method

In the bowl of a food processor add about 2 tablespoon ghee to the Maida and pulse couple of times. Alternatively you can mix it by hand.

Remove 1/3rd portion of the flour.

Gradually add little water (about 2-3 tablespoon) to the remaining flour and knead it into a stiff dough.

Take the dough out of the food processor and keep it covered with a kitchen towel for about 30 minutes.

Add 1-2 drops of rose red colour to the reserved (1/3rd portion) flour and knead it in the food processor using little water to make a stiff dough. Keep it covered with a kitchen towel for about 30 minutes.

Divide the white dough into 2 portions. Roll each portion into a ball and then flatten to make discs. Keep it covered till they are ready to be used.

Mix about 3-4 tablespoons of ghee with the cornflour in a wide container. Whisk them together till you get a light, fluffy paste. A small portion of the paste dropped in water should float on it.

On a lightly dusted working surface roll out both the white dough balls into a thin circle (about 8’ diameter)

Roll out the pink ball similarly.

Spread about 2 tablespoon cornflour-ghee mixture on one of the white dough circles.

Place the pink dough circle over it.

Spread 2 tablespoon cornflour-ghee mixture on it and top it with a white dough circle.

Again spread 2 tablespoon cornflour-ghee mixture on it.

Tightly roll the layers together into a log.

With a sharp knife slice the log into about 1” pieces.

Carefully flatten each piece with a rolling pin, cut side up, to make about 2-3” discs.

Heat ghee (about 1 ½ -2 cups) in a wok for deep frying

Deep fry the chirote on low heat till they crisp up. (but do not turn brown)

Using a slotted spoon take them out of the wok and place on an absorbent paper.

Sprinkle each Rose Chirote with powdered sugar as required.

Note:

You can alternatively dip/top the Rose chiorte with sugar syrup.

 

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