Baked Chirote/Glazed Sweet Puri
Chirote is festivals favorite sweet dish in India. Here the two-three rotis are topped on each other and corn starch and ghee paste is spread to retain the layer and rolled.
As a variation tried with low fat Sunflower spread instead of Ghee; Honey instead of Sugar with reduced Plain flour used. Baked the puris to reduce the overall calories of the dish
Yields: 10 -12 Puris
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes
Waiting time: 20 minutes
- Fine semolina -1/2 cup
- Plain flour/Maida/All Purpose Flour -1/4 cup
- Rice flour -1/4 cup
- Powdered brown sugar – 2 to 3 tbsp
- Pinch of salt
- Low fat Sunflower spread Olive – 2 tbsp
- Corn starch-2-3tablespoon
- Unsalted olive spread-2-3tbsp
- Honey/Maple Syrup/Icing Sugar – As per taste
- Cardamom powder-1/4tsp
- Nuts – For Garnishing
- Combine Semolina, Plain flour, Rice flour, Olive spread and mix well until becomes crumbly.
- Add 1-2 tbsp of water at a time a until a dough is formed . keep it covered for 15-20 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 6 equal portions, take 3 portions and keep the remaining portions covered.
- Combine olive spread and corn starch together to form a paste.
- Pre-heat the oven at 180 deg C (Fan assisted). Line the baking tray and set aside.
- Roll each portion into a paper-thin roti and set aside.
- Now take one rolled roti and spread the corn starch-olive spread mixture evenly.
- Then place the second roti on top of first roti. Spread the corn-spread mixture again on the second one.
- Once done roll completely, cut into small ½-1 inch slices.
- Repeat the same with the remaining rolled rotis.
- Roll the cut pieces again to small pooris without applying much pressure while rolling.
- Once rolled arrange on the lined baking tray without overlapping each other.
- Brush some spread/butter on each one and bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Dip the baked puris in honey or maple syrup OR Sprinkle some icing sugar.
- Drizzle some Caradamon powder and nuts
- I used honey syrup as a healthy substitute to sugar syrup, feel free to use sugar syrup/sugar if desired.
- Ghee/Butter can be used in place of Spread
- Chirote can also be deep fried but that might add some calories to the dish using same procedure
- I just used brown sugar which is crushed in blender/food processor
- White sugar can be used in place of brown sugar
Posted on October 19, 2014, in Indian, Sweets and tagged Baked Indian sweets, Chitras healthy kitchen, Deepavali sweet, Diwali healthy sweets, drchdietfood, Indian sweets recipe. Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.