It is similar like khoya or mewa made gulan jamun,but the differences of chitrokut from gulabjamun are it is a rectangle shaped sweet and it is dipped in sugar syrup for long hours around 6 to 7 hours.
Preparation Time-15 Minutes
Cooking Time -20 Minutes
Inactive Time-7 hours
Ingredients For Fried Chitrokut
Maida or All purpose flour-4 teaspoons
Oil or ghee -2 cups
Ingredients For sugar syrup
Sugar-150 grams or (1 and 1/4cup)
Water-375ml or ( 1 and 1/4 cup )
Ingredients For Garnishing
Milk powder-2 teaspoons
Pistachios or pista-2 teaspoons(soaked, peeled and chopped)
Method Of Making Sugar Syrup
Add sugar ,cardamom powder and water to a pan and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down until it is just bubbling. Cook the syrup until single string form .Watch the syrup carefully to make sure it doesn't burn.
The sugar syrup should reach the single thread stage..it means, dip a spoon into sugar syrup,lift it out. Wait a moment and carefully pick up a drop of syrup on your finger. Then touch your finger to your thumb and pull them apart slowly to see how many strings of syrup form. For this recipe, you want a single string syrup.If no thread forms, or it breaks quickly, your syrup is not yet cooked enough.If multiple strings forms, then it has been overcooked...and need to add some additional water or begin again. When your sugar syrup is ready,switch off the gas.
Method Of Making Dried Citrokut When you sugar syrup is been making ,side by side you have to prepare the fried chitrokut. For that take the khoya in a wide plate
Mix all purpose flour with khoya
Start kneading,knead it very well to make smooth dough,make sure there is no lumps
Roll the khoya dough like a chapati or roti with a rolling pin
Cut the khoya chapati or roti into 1 inch square pieces
Heat ghee or oil in a deep and heavy bottomed wok or kadai
Add khoya cube pieces into the hot ghee or oil (add them into the kadai according to your wok or kadai size),do not overcrowded the wok or kadai adding too much chitrokut altogether
Fry them on low flame until deep brown,keep rotating with wooden or plastic spatula
Remove from heat and keep them in a plate
Warm up the sugar syrup for few seconds,then switch off the gas. Add fried chitrokut slowly in hot sugar syrup. Let them soak for 6 to 7 hours.
Take out from sugar syrup,keep them in a plate..pour sugar syrup on chitrokut,sprinkle milk powder,garnish with chopped pistachio.
Serve and enjoy.
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