Mawa Kachori (Puffed Pastry) Recipe by Manjula, Indian Cuisine

Mawa Kachori (Puffed Pastry) Recipe by Manjula, Indian Cuisine


Today I will be making mawa kachori. Mawa kachori is a delicious mouth-watering dessert. A delicacy from state of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is known for their rich food. Mawa kachori filled with mawa and nuts makes a very festive dessert. This recipe will make about 20 kachoris. For this recipe we need: For dough we need 1 cup of all purpose flour (maida or plain flour) 2 tablespoons of clarified butter (ghee) 1/2 cup of water, use as needed. For filling 1 cup of milk powder 1/2 cup of heavy cream 3 tablespoons of sugar 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder 1/2 cup of coarsely ground almonds and pistachios. For syrup we need 1 cup of sugar Few strands of saffron. 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom powder And 1/2 cup of water. First I will be making dough. All purpose flour (maida) And ghee (clarified butter). Mix it well. We need to make a firm and smooth dough. So add water as needed. Knead the dough really well. I used about 1/3 cup of water. And now dough is looking good. So this needs to rest for at least for 5 minutes. I will cover this with damp cloth. And in mean time, I will make the filling. Heat is on, low medium. So first I will add the cream. And then milk powder. Mix it well. And cook for about 2-3 minutes. Till mixture is in soft dough consistency. It has been 2 minutes and mixture is looking very good. And at this stage this mixture is known as mawa. So now I will add the sugar. Nut mix. And cardamom powder. Again cook it for another minute. It has been about 1.5 minutes. Mixture is looking good and it has a very nice aroma of cardamom powder. Turn off the heat. And I will transfer this into a bowl. I will be making now the syrup. Make the syrup on medium heat. First I will add the water. Sugar Cardamom powder And saffron. Mix it and let it cook on medium heat. One-thread consistency or 220 degrees fahrenheit on candy thermometer. Syrup is ready. It took about 4 minutes and as you see this is 220 degree fahrenheit. So turn off the heat. I am ready to make the kachoris. Dough is ready and we have already made the filling and syrup. Knead the dough for few seconds. And divide it in about 20 equal parts. I have already divided the dough. So I will roll it in about 2 inch diameter. And put the rolled dough between your palm. And about 1 tablespoon of filling we will put it in the center. And pull all the edges to cover the filling. Make sure it’s covered from all sides. Put the seam side down. Roll it in about 2 inch. About 1 tablespoon of filling in the center. Pull the dough from all around and cover the filling. And put the seam side down. Fill all the kachoris first, before we fry. Filled balls have been sitting for few minutes. And now I am ready to roll them and fry. Put the seam side up and from back of your palm, just press it. And do it about 2 inch diameter. Do it next one using back of your palm, just press. Press all around. Heat is on, medium. So let’s try first one kachori. It should sizzle, not come up right away. It should come up slowly. So oil is ready. And don’t over crowd the frying pan. They will not puff up as good and it will be hard to change the size. Kachories are looking good. As you see they have come up and started puffing up slowly. It’s time to turn them and it has been about 2 minutes. Kachories should be fried on low heat otherwise they will be soft. And they should be golden brown from both sides. It should take about 6 minutes. It has been about 2 minutes. I am going to turn them again. It looking really good, very nice color. And it will take another minute. So it will get fried from other side. Let’s turn them over again. It has been another minute. So all together it has been, I fried them for 5 minutes. And they are ready to come out. They are looking very nice color, light brown color. Kachories are looking great. Just before serving drizzle them with hot syrup. Covering them all around. Now garnish it with left over filling. Or with pistachios. And they are looking delicious. Mawa kachori is an exotic dessert. Looking superb. I will be making them for Diwali. By the way if you make it, your mom-in-law would love it. Enjoy. Thank you. Till we meet again, check out more recipes on manjulaskitchen.com.

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