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Posted on 2009-10-03

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Sweet, stuffed flour dumplings made especially for the Diwali festiva

Ingredients

For Filling:
1 cup grated Dry Coconut
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 pinch Nutmeg Powder
1 pinch dry Ginger Powder
4 Cardamom pods
2 tsp Maida flour*
2 tsp Poppy Seeds
2 tbsp Mixed Dry fruit pieces

For Dough:
1 cup Maida flour
1 tsp ghee
Warm milk to prepare dough


Directions

Roast the coconut and poppy seed in an ungreased pan. Next, heat the ghee in a small sauce pan and roast the 2 tsp of maida flour. Mix flour and seed/coconut mixture and grind in a coffee grinder. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, blend together all the dough ingredients to prepare a slightly tough dough.

Break off small pieces of dough and roll them into large, five-centimeter diameter balls. Using the palm of your hand, flatten the ball and then roll it out on a floured surface to about 12 centimeter in diameter. Spoon in one or two teaspoons of the coconut mixture. Roll out a second circle and place it on top of the mixture. Using just a dab of water or milk, pinch and seal the edges of the circles.

Continue to prepare the puris while bringing oil to boil. Deep fry puris until light brown. Cool, then dust with powdered sugar. Serve hot or cold.


Author Comments

* Maida flour is a finely-milled wheat flour traditionally used in Indian baked goods and breads. Easy to find at Indian grocers, maida may be substituted with cake flour.
 

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