Friday, January 9, 2015

Sankat Chauth and offerings to Ganesha - Pua recipe

This is one of the numerous fasts that are observed by Hindus in India. It offers the prayers to Lord Ganesh. We observe the fast for the day and eat a meal after the seeing the stars in the evening.

We make sweets with white Til (sesame seeds) called "tillbugga" and "pua" (deep fried sweet, flattened discs, made of flour).

I have posted about "Tillbugga" here

So we'll be making "Pua".

Makes 8 puas

Sugar- 5-6 tsp
water- to cover the sugar
Wheat flour-1 and 1/2 cups approximately
Ghee/Oil for frying
Cardamom powder(optional)

How to:

Soak sugar in water.Rest for a few hours so that it dissolves.
Add cardamom powder to the syrup.
Mix wheat flour and make a hard but pliable dough. Add a spoon of Ghee while mixing.
Pinch off a little dough and roll it into a circular disc.
Heat oil in a wok/Kadai.
When the oil becomes hot lower the flame to medium and fry the disc to make a pua.
Repeat and make till all the dough is used.

Enjoy the sweet treat of the new year.

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