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Diwali Recipe: Chiroti

Indulge in sweet treats this Diwali with this Chiroti recipe from @SandhyasKitchen.

 Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes



  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 tbsp semolina
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup water/milk
  • Plain flour for dusting


  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 4 tsp corn flour
  • 4 tsp plain flour
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar for dusting
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder for dusting



  1. Add plain flour, semolina, corn flour, salt and ghee to a large mixing bowl. Mix with fingers to obtain a crumbly texture
  2. Add a little warm milk at a time and knead until you have a soft dough. Knead for another 3-4 minutes until the dough is soft and smooth
  3. Cover and allow the dough to rest for 30 minutes
  4. Divide the dough into 6 equal dough ball


  1. Simply stir ghee, corn flour and plain flour steadily until you have a smooth sata

Making the Chiroti:

  1. Picking one ball at a time, roll the dough into equal sized discs/roti. Repeat this process for the remaining dough balls.
  2. Place the discs on a flat surface and smear the sata all over
  3. Lay the second disc on top of the first disc and cover in sata
  4. Lay the third disc on top and smear the sata all over again
  5. Roll the three discs into a tight log and trim the corners. Cut the log into 1/2 inch pieces
  6. Repeat the process with the remaining dough
  7. Once this is complete, pick up one piece at a time and roll gently into 3-4cm discs with layers side up. Remember to be gentle, otherwise the layers can vanish
  8. Repeat the process for the remaining pieces
  9. Heat ghee/oil in a deep pan. Gebntly slide 4 chiroti’s at a time into the oil and fry in a medium flame until light brown in colour. Flip in between frying to ensure they don’t burn
  10. Drain them on kitchen paper to absorb any extra oil
  11. Once these are all done, simply mix 1 tsp of cardamom powder with 1/4 cup of icing sugar and dust them all over the prepared chiroti’s
  12. Serve and store any leftovers in an airtight container

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