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This dessert is made especially during the festival of Diwali. It is high in calories but very tasty. It does remind one of sugar doughnuts.


8 cups Sugar
3 cups Water to make a thick sugar syrup
6 cups Flour
6 - 8 tablespoons Ghee (clarified butter) or as needeed
1 teaspoon Soda Bi Carb
Ghee or Crisco for frying
1/2 cup crushed Pistachios for Garnishing


Prepare a thick two string syrup from the sugar and water. 

Sieve the flour & soda bicarbonate together. Work the ghee into the flour till the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Gradually add just enough water to obtain stiff dough. Divide the dough into small balls, flatten and form dents in the center.

Heat the ghee/Crisco in a pot and on medium high fry the dough balls until golden brown. You will notice that the dough balls begin to rise and layers appear.

When all the dough is used, place the balls in a colander and pour the hot sugar syrup over them. Shake the colander to remove excess syrup. Decorate with crushed Pistachios. When the syrup is cold it should leave an even coating. Serve warm.





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