Chiroti is a delicacy predominantly served in Karnataka and Maharashtra. It is also famous in parts of Telangana state. Especially in the districts of Nalgonda. Here it is known by the name Pheni/Peni. It is served as a dessert on special occasions such as a festival or a wedding.

It’s prepared by rolling out kneaded dough made of maida ( all purpose flour)into layered circular shapes and then deep frying in ghee or oil. The outcome resembles a semi-golden brown fluffy poori, which is then sprinkled liberally with powdered sugar and garnished by almond or Pistachio slices.

1 cup Maida (all purpose flour)

2 tbsp rava (semolina)

1/2 cup milk

2 tbsp ghee

sugar powder

pinch of salt


2 tbsp cornstarch

2 tbsp melted ghee


  • Mix maida, rava and salt, heat ghee and pour in this mixture.
  • Mix well and when the ghee is warm start making a dough using milk. keep covered for 15 to 2 mins.
  • Later make equal portion approximately 6 balls of dough.
  • Make chapati ( rolling into circular shape)of three balls.
  • Place one chapati apply satha on it evenly.
  • Place second with same and with third as well.
  • Roll all these chapatis tightly to form a log.
  • Cut into half inches and roll to small circle not to thin, a bit thick.
  • Fry in oil till light pink.
  • Dust sugar powder.


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