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Make this Maharashtrian snack at home.
Snacks are mostly savoury and spicy. If you are bored of eating chaat, gol gappe or tikki every evening and want to give you palate a break, then try sweet snacks. It would be a welcoming change and also your kids would love it. We all know kids love everything sweet. Here is a delicious Maharashtrian delicacy that is too delicious to miss. It is called chiroti or khaja, which is a sweet Indian pastry that is filling, rich and superbly yummy. This would be a great way to feed the hungry and tired little ones after their play time, or prepare on weekends or during festivals. It has a generous amount of ghee, giving off the typical traditional ‘feels’.
Although, this sweet snack can be made with either suji or maida or both, this recipe uses only maida. Let’s keep it simple, right? Make dough with flour, salt and ghee and make thin rotis with it. Place one roti over another, roll them together into a log, and cut the log into small pieces. These pieces are then fried in sugar syrup made of water, sugar and cardamom seeds.
You and your family will love this crispy, sugar coated puri-like snack. This recipe by food vlogger Manjula Jain shows how to make around 18 chirotis at one time, which can serve around six people. The recipe video on YouTube channel ‘Manjula’s Kitchen’ will let you make this traditional Maharashtra-special delight with ease at home.
So, next time your kids come home hankering for ‘something different’, surprise them with this tasty snack.
Watch recipe video of chiroti here –
(Also Read: The Best of Maharashtra: 5 Recipes You Must Try)
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