How To Make Padhir Peni

Kicking off our lost recipes special Chef Preetha brings us a dessert called Padhir Peni Or Chiroti. Chapatis layered on top of each other bound by ghee are fried to give you crisp rolls which are sprinkled with powdered sugar for a delectable dessert you simply cannot resist.

How To Make Padhir Peni

- In a bowl, combine rava, water, salt , few drops of ghee and knead into smooth dough. Grease palms with oil and knead well. Cover and keep aside.

- In another bowl, beat ghee well till light and foamy. Add rice flour and beat well till it resembles cream/padhir. Keep aside.

- Combine sugar and cardamom. Keep aside.

- Divide dough into 8 roundels and roll first into a thin chapatti.

Smear with a portion of ghee –rice flour mixture.

- Top with another thin chappati and smear that with ghee mixture.

Continue process till all chappatis are stacked one on top of the other.

- Roll into a log and cut into equal portions.

- Roll each into a poori and deep fry in hot oil/ ghee till brown and crisp.

- Top each with sugar mixture, dry fruits and serve with milk (optional).

Preetha Srinivasan

Preetha Srinivasan

Preetha�s endeavour is to promote south Indian cuisine through her YouTube channel, Dakshin Curry. She absolutely loves curry leaves, and can fit them happily into in any recipe. For those of you who curse the poor thing, dry roast and powder them or use them in your dishes and enjoy the health benefits she says.

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