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Serves 10-15 people
- 1½ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon rose essence
- 1 teaspoon cardamon powder (elachie)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ cup water
- ¼ bowl melted butter
- ¼ bowl cornflour
- oil for deep frying
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
Instructions for syrup:
- Heat a saucepan add water, sugar and cardamom
- Continue to stir for 10 minutes, until its thick and sticky
- Remove from heat
Instructions Banana Puri
- Mix flour and baking powder in a baking bowl
- Add the butter, mix in well
- Blend with water and rose essence to form a soft dough
- Portion the dough into 5 equal parts
- Roll each dough portion into a platter sized circle
- Brush the dough with melted butter and sprinkle some cornflour
- Continue to roll and layer each circle with melted butter and a sprinkle of cornflour
- Roll pastry into a swiss roll log
- Press and seal the edges of the roll
- Cut 2cm length size to each slice
- Place each slice to its side and flatten with a rolling pin
12. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan to moderate temperature, oil amount enough to cover Banana Puri
13. Frying +- 6 to 10 at a time, depending on the size of your pan
14. Allow 2 minutes to each side of the Banana Puri to puff
15. Do not fry until brown as the pastry should compliment a vanilla colour
16. Drain the slices on absorbent paper towel
17. Pop each slice into the home-made syrup for less than 30 seconds or set on a wire rack place a dish under the rack and dribble on the syrup as required
- Chop almonds, colour with food colouring and sprinkle on each Banana Puri,
- Touching the sides with a hint of edible gold dust
- Sprinkling of dessicated coconut
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Mitara N (author) from South Africa on March 14, 2020:
I feel so honoured. Your comment is so appreciated, and warms my heart. You have a wonderful way with words, admire it.
Hope you enjoy the delicious flavours on your tastebuds...
Suzie from Carson City on March 14, 2020:
Mitara, This dessert sound and LOOKS so scrumptious! Off I go to buy the ingredients. Can't wait to taste these!! YUM! Thank you. Cheers, Paula
Mitara N (author) from South Africa on March 04, 2020:
Thank you for the feedback.
I am in the process of trying the same recipe using ingredients that are organic and gluten free with no artificial sweeteners or sugar.
Stay tuned. As soon as I have the formula correct, I will share.
Kyler J Falk from California on March 03, 2020:
Could you do a cultural dish that is gluten free, no sugar added, with no artificial sweeteners and is also organic?
I maintain a very strict diet due to health issues, and I would love to make something that is heavily cultural and hasn't really been seen in my region enough. Your articles always make me hungry!
Mitara N (author) from South Africa on March 03, 2020:
Thank you. Appreciate your feedback.
Anya Ali from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 03, 2020:
I know how good they taste because I've had something similar, but these look prettier!