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Monday, January 16, 2012

Pheni or Pathir Pheni or Chiroti

This Pheni or Pathir Pheni is a finely ground semolina based or refined flour based sweet which has originated from Karnataka.  It is also called Chiroti a popular Sweet in South-India and done-like Pathiri(Keralite) as Sweet. This recipe is given as the recipe for this month's Indian Cooking Challenge  hosted by Srivalli. I tried a healthier option by baking it but its usually done as deep-fried and served with Badam (Almond) milk. Try this recipe at home. Enjoy this Easy and delectable Dessert at home. Enjoy ur Meal!. Bonappetit!.

Pheni/Pathir Pheni
Ingredients -
1 cup Pheni Rava / Finely ground semolina
4 tsp semolina
5 tsp Ghee
2 tsp Rice Flour
a pinch o salt
Water to knead the dough
Oil + 1 tsp ghee for deep-frying
1.Mix together finely ground semolina,semolina, 3 tsp of ghee in solid form till it gets in crumb like texture.
Add a pinch of salt and knead into a soft dough adding water gradually till it be comes softer than the regular chapati dough. Cover with a muslin cloth and set aside for a minimum of 1 hour.
2.Whisk the solid ghee and rice flour until they form a smooth paste and keep it aside.Also make 5-6 balls of the dough and roll out into thin puris.
3.On each rolled out puri, apply the rice flour-ghee paste and layer them one on top of another. Here the number of puris used for layering are 6.
4. Roll the layered puris into a tight log. Keep applying the rice flour-ghee paste as you keep rolling as well.Seal the ends safely.Cut the log into 1 inch pieces and roll out each piece into a thin puri and keep them covered until ready to be fried.
  5. Heat oil with 1 tsp ghee and fry each of the puris taking care that they don't change color on low flame. Remove excess oil using tissues.
6.Sprinkle  powdered or castor sugar on top and serve it along with Badam (Almond) milk.U can also serve it Soaked in sugar syrup or drizzled thick sugar syrup on it.

For the Baked Pheni or Peni:

1.Do step 1 to 4. Preheat the oven to 180 C .Grease or brush the baking tray with butter, arrange the phenis at equal space.

2.Sprinkle powdered or castor sugar on top. Bake it for 15-18 in the centre rack position.Leave it for 15 mins.
Sprinkle  powdered or castor sugar on top and serve it along with Badam (Almond) milk or pour thick sugar syrup on top and Serve.


Amina Khaleel said...

phenis look delicious... would definitely give this a try... thanks for sharing...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wonderful preparation. What a wholesome meal. Loved the look of it.

Hamaree Rasoi

faseela said...

lovely recipe of the season..........fabulous wrk

Ramya said...

this recipe is very new to me..will give it a try

Aarthi said...

Delicious..Awesome Recipe


Chitra said...

I wanted to try pathar peni for a long time. now i got the recipe. Thanks.. Bookmarked it !!

Hemavathi Murari said...

Lovely tempting penis.

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Kaveri said...

Yummy Pathir Phenis...Like your idea of baking them

Kavi said...

nice presentation.
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Priya said...

Well done,phenis looks cute and tempting.

Raksha said...

awesome sweet. loved it.

DeEpAK KaRtHiK (420) said...

hmm hungry again :P

Neha said...

Nice recipe...

divya said...

Drooling here...yummy looking

Srivalli said...

Glad you joined us for the challenge..looks good..:)

Teena Mary said...

Wonderful preparation. Feel like tasting those ;) It'll be great to see your awesome sweet/dessert recipes in my 'Valentine's Day Event' :)

Gayathri Kumar said...

Baked version looks awesome....

Priya said...

My mother used to make this so well....missed having it for many years..thanks for sharing the recipe!

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