Shahi Puli Pitha / Glazed Fried Coconut Stuffed Dumplings
Shahi Puli Pitha / Glazed coconut dumpling is foreign artistic varsion of fried Puli pitha without compromising flavour. Instead of fresh grated coconut I have used desiccated coconut here to make easier for people who live overseas. And instead of mawa I have used evaporated milk to make more convenient and easier. This is actually coconut stuffed fried dumpling. If you dont have fresh grated coconut, you can use dry coconut and 1/2 cup coconut cream to give flavour to make it handy and simple.
N.B.: Thanks Rajani for encouraging me to start again my food blog.
• 1 cup flour
• ½ teaspoon salt
• 3 tablespoon ghee / oil
• Lukewarm water
• 2 cups desiccated coconut
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 teaspoon clarified butter / ghee
• 1 canned evaporated milk
• 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
• Saffron imitation
• Oil for deep fry
• 1 cup Sugar
• 1/2 cup Water
How to make:
- Heat ghee and add desiccated coconut, cardamom powder; stir and fry 2-3 minutes.
- Add evaporated milk and stir well.
- Cook till milk dries out and coconut mixture comes dry along together.
- Add sugar and cook till it mixes with stuffing.
- clarified butter and cardamom together till it comes dry along together.
- Mix flour and oil well. and disolve salt in lukewarm water.
- Mix folur mixture and salty water to make smooth hard dough. Cover it and let it set for at least 15 minutes.
- In meanwhile make syrup with sugar and water and keep it aside. We need lukewarm syrup.
- Take the dough and divide into 10-12 balls. Roll each ball into 3.5″ flat bread and place 1 tablespoon coconut stuffing on flat bread. Now fold like dumpling and seal it to follow pinch and twist method.Or you can use fork or cutter to seal dumpling/ pith.
- Repeat the process with rest of balls and coconut stuffing.
- Heat the pan with oil on medium and fry dumplings till those become golden brown.
- When all dumplings/ pitha are fried and add in lukewarm syrup. Coat dumplings/ pitha with syrup well.
Keep aside all fried dumpling/ Puli Pitha.
- Serve Shahi Puli Pitha / Glazed coconut dumpling or store it when it cools down.