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
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.