Recipe: Mawa Kachori

Updated: Jan 11, 2013, 08:36 AM IST


For the Kachori Dough
Maida (All Purpose Flour) - 2 cups
Salt - as per taste
Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 3 tbsps
Warm water - for mixing the dough
Oil - for deep frying

For Stuffing
Mawa/Khoya (Reduced Milk Solids) - 1.5 cups
Mixed Nuts - 3/4 cup (I used a mix of almonds, pistachio and cashews)
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 2 tbsps

For the sugar syrup
Sugar - 2 cups
Water - 1 cup

For Garnishing
Nuts and few strands of saffron

How to make Mawa Kachori

Mix all the ingredients except water for preparing the kachori dough in a bowl.
Now add some warm water and make knead the mix into soft dough.
Cover it with a lid or a kitchen towel and keep it aside for 30-60 minuets.
Meanwhile, take a non-stick pan and heat 2 tbsps ghee and fry mawa till it turns golden brown.
Add sugar and nuts to it, mix well and the kachori`s stuffing is ready.
In a separate pan, add sugar and water and let it transform into a syrup of one-string consistency.
Now, heat oil for in a pan frying kachoris.
Make a ball of dough and roll it into a flat circle.
Keep the stuffing in the middle of the circle and roll it from all sides into a ball.
Flatten it slightly into a disc shape with your palm.
Now, fry these to till they turn golden brown and drain on a paper towel.
After excess oil is removed from the fried kachoris, dip them into the
sugar syrup for few seconds and take them out into a serving plate.
Sprinkle some nuts and saffron and Mawa Kachoris ready to be served.
Serve them warm for either a nice Indian dessert or have it just as a snack.