Recipe & Picture: Rusna Chowdhury
Ingredients: Milk 1 cup
All purpose Flour (Five Rose) or any Other Brand 1 cup
Salt- 1/2 teaspoon
Oil/ghee 1 table spoon
Sugar 1 cup
Water 1/2 cup
Oil for deep fry
Procedure: Take milk in a pan add salt and make it boil in a medium heat. When milk start to boil, add the flour in it and stir it to mix flour with milk. Mix the dough for about 2-3 minutes in the heat.
Now take the dough in a plate and keep it to cool little bit so that you can handle it with hand. Take the oil/ghee in your hand and start to mix the dough nicely. Mix it for about 6-7 minutes to form a nice dough. Then divide the dough to 7-8 small balls.
Take one small ball on your rolling board. Spread little bit dry flour on it and make a thin ruti.
Take a 6-7 cm round cookie cutter or any round shape sharp edge glass or cup and cut some small round shape part from your large ruti.
Put 3 small ruti on top of one another, take small part from the excess of ruti to put in the center of your flower.
Pour the water in a saucepan, add the sugar in it and make it a boil. Then keep it in a low heat to simmer.
Now heat the oil in a medium heat. When oil is heated enough put the flowers in the oil and fried the both side till a nice golden brown color comes out. pitha cook very low flame other wise will burn and inside will not cook well .
Take out the pitha on a paper towel to soak the excess oil. Then put them in the sugar syrup which is simmering in the low heat. Flip your pitha in the syrup for couple of time to coat it with sugar syrup. Then take them out on a plate. Make rest of the pitha following the same process. Keep your pitha to cool down to room temperature for while. Serve with evening Tea and enjoy.