Monday, November 30, 2009

Badam Puri / Lavanga Peda

2 cups All Purpose flour / Maida hudi
1/2 cup Ghee
1/2 tsp Salt
2.5 cups of Sugar
2-3 Cardamom / Elakki / Elachi
Few Cloves / Lavanga
Add all purpose flour flour, salt, hot ghee in a vessel and mix them well. Knead the dough by adding sufficient amount of water. Keep it aside by covering a lid for about 20 mins.

Add 2.5 cups of sugar,1 cup of water in a vessel and make sugar syrup(Carefully dip the tip of your index finger into the syrup, touch your finger and thumb together and slowly tease apart. If one thread is formed between your finger and thumb, the syrup is done.) Add cardamom powder and mix well. Switch of the flame and stir once in a minute for about 5 mins.
Kneed the dough once again and take little amount of dough and make a small lemon sized ball. Roll the ball to a thin round shape as shown in the picture below.

Fold the rolled dough as shown in the picture below.

Fold it again into a cone shape as shown in the picture below. Stick a clove at the corner to bind the edges together as shown in the picture below.

Keep ghee/oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat it. Deep fry this badam puris one by one in medium flame as shown in the picture below.

Keep this aside in a tissue paper for about 2-3 mins until they become crisp.

Keep the sugar syrup in low flame. Put this deep fried badam puris in sugar syrup vessel, mix and keep them in sugar syrup for about 2 mins.

Remove the badam puris from sugar syrup and store them in an airtight container.
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