Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Jeera Boli

BOGI Festival Special - Bogi , the first day of Pongal. A day when we cleaned out the house and threw away all the unwanted stuff. Somehow, it always brings me memories of Ma making delicious Jeera Boli, paruppu vadai and payasam for lunch.

This time I wanted to try the Boli myself, and they turned out pretty yummy. Thank you amma for the wonderful recipe.


1 cup Maida or All Purpose Flour
4 cups oil for deep frying
2 cups of Sugar
1 cup of water
2 tsp of Pistachios chopped
1 tsp Cardamom powder (Elaichi)
Pinch of salt (to taste)


In a mixing bowl put maida, salt & a little bit of water and knead well. Set the dough aside for 30 minutes. For the Jeera (Sugar Syrup), Heat the sugar and water in a flat bottom pan. Bring the syrup to "1 string" consistency and turn off the heat. Then add cardamom powder. Roll a golf size ball of the dough and roll it out like small puris. Drop these puris into hot oil and deep fry until light golden brown. Soak the puris in the sugar syrup for 5 minutes and fold them in halves.
Garnish with chopped pistachios and serve. This recipe makes 12 - 15 Bolis.

1 comment:

  1. It tasted so yummy.....thanks a lot for the sample and the recipe...