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Fried Kadabus Recipe

Fried Kadabus is a popular Indian Dessert
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On :
Thursday, 27 April, 2017
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
25 pieces
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  • For covering:
  • 1 cup - plain flour
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 2 pinches - salt
  • Water for kneading
  • For the Filling:
  • 1 cup - Toor Dal (washed and soaked for 30 minutes)
  • 1 cup - Jaggery grated
  • 3 cups - water
  • 1/2 tsp - Cardamom powder
  • 10 to 12 - strands Saffron
  • 15 to 20 - Raisins
  • Ghee or oil - for deep frying
  • How to Make Fried Kadabus:

    1. For Covering: Sieve flour and salt together, rub in oil.
    2. Add enough water to knead into a soft pliable dough.
    3. Knead well for 5-7 minutes, cover and keep aside.
    4. For Filling:
    5. Put washed dal in a deep vessel, adding 3 cups water.
    6. Bring to a boil, simmer till almost done but not mushy.
    7. Add jaggery, cook further till all water is absorbed.
    8. Add all other ingredients, mix well, till not overly moist, keep aside.
    9. To Proceed:
    10. Take a lemon sized portion of dough, make a ball.
    11. Roll into a thin square of 3 inch sides.
    12. Wet edges by running a wet finger along all edges of one side.
    13. Now place a tsp of filling in centre of rolled dough.
    14. Fold one edge over the other, seal moistened edges, securing all openings.
    15. Repeat for few more kadabus.
    16. Heat ghee in frying pan, till lightly smoky.
    17. Let in a few prepared kadabus.
    18. Deep fry to a light golden, flipping sides ever so lightly, to prevent from breaking.
    19. Drain, place on kitchen paper to absorb excess ghee.


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