Chirote - Festival Sweet / Snack

This is a sweet snack made from flour and dusted with powdered sugar. It is a Diwali special snack of Maharashtra. Its so flaky and mouth melting, that you can't stop at one!
Makes 25 - 30 Chirotes
2 Cups Heaped All purpose flour 
½ Cup Fine Semolina /Rawa 
½ Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoons Powdered Sugar 
5 Tablespoons Hot Melted Ghee
2/3 Cup Water or as needed
For the Paste / Satta 
4 Tablespoons Ghee - at room temperature
2 Tablespoons Level Rice flour
For the Coating  
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
Ghee + Oil for deep frying
Almonds & Pistachios for garnishing

For the Dough
To make the dough in a large bowl add all purpose flour, semolina & hot ghee. Mix everything well with a spoon.
Then add water as required to make a soft dough. 
Keep this dough aside for 20 minutes.
In the meanwhile let's make the Paste/Satta
In a small bowl add ghee. Mix the ghee with your palms to make it creamy. - Then add rice flour and again mix well. Make a creamy and smooth thick paste. Keep this paste aside.
Take the dough and divide it into  equal parts. divide the dough in same size balls... you should make balls in multiples of 3. 
Start rolling out thin chapatis from each dough.Cover the rest of the balls while you are rolling the first one. Make the very thin chapati ... as thin as possible ... it should be almost paper thin. 
Slightly flour these and carefully set them aside.
Now take one chapati, apply the paste/satta on it evenly with your hand. Then place the next to chapati on top of it and again apply paste/satta on it evenly
Then then third one as shown and with a rolling ping lightly roll it. 
Now apply the paste/satta on it evenly on top.
Roll this 
into a tight roll.
Likewise make the other two rolls and cover them and keep aside for at least 15 minutes. 
Cut equal size pieces about an inch thick. 
See the layers..
Press one piece vertically so that all the 
layers of the roll look like this
Likewise make the other's and cover with a damp cloth and keep aside till all are done.

In the meantime place ghee/oil ( I used half ghee and oil) in a kadai.
 Start frying when the oil it medium hot on medium low flame two chirotes at a time on low flame by pouring oil on it till one side is done then flip and till done or just till it starts getting a light golden. 
Each layer should be nicely separated and crisp.
In a bowl add powdered sugar. 
Dip the chirote in the powdered sugar. Make sure they well coated with the sugar.
Garnish the chirote with almonds and pistachios.
 Serve these to neighbors and friends and you too enjoy the delicious and mouth melting chirotes.
Labels : Chirote, Diwali Faral, Festival Sweets, Maharastrian Cuisine, Flaky, Deep Fried
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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