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Khajur aur Puaa
Chef Ajay Chopra shares the recipes for two traditional sweets made usually during Kumaoni weddings. Khajur is a deep-fried sweet pastry, and Pua is a fried semolina sweet fritter. Both these sweets are truly decadent.
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Serves

1-2

Cooking Time

25-30 Min

Meal Type

snacks

Preparation Time

10 Min

Difficulty

Medium

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup jaggery
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel powder
  • milk as required
  • For puaa
  • 1 cup thick semolina
  • 1 tsp crushed green cardamom
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 100 ml milk
  • For garnish
  • rose petals

PREPARATION

  1. 1

    In a heated pan, add jaggery, water and leave it to melt.
  2. 2

    In a bowl, add whole wheat flour, fennel seeds, fennel powder, jaggery syrup, milk as required and prepare a soft dough.
  3. 3

    Roll out the dough into a sheet and cut it into a rhombus shape. Deep fry it until it turns crispy.
  4. 4

    For Puaa, in another bowl, add thick semolina, crushed green cardamom, sugar, curd, milk and mix it well.
  5. 5

    Using hands drop the small portion of batter in oil. Let it cook until it turns golden brown.
  6. 6

    Garnish with rose petals and serve.
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