Alo jilo

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cups - maida
  • 2 tbsp - Vanaspati
  • Salt, a pinch
  • 1/4 tsp - cooking soda
  • 1 cup - powered sugar
  • Oil to fry

How to Make Alo jilo

  • In a broad vessel rub vanaspati and soda together till it forms a frothy paste.
  • Mix flour and salt into this and blend well with fingers till the mixture becomes crumbly.
  • Now add water a little at a time and knead into dough.
  • Keep aside for 10 mins.
  • Make small balls with the dough and flatten it out like a roti.
  • Now make 5 slits on the roti using a sharp knife leaving a centimetre on the top and bottom.
  • Carefully fold it twice and twist both the ends with your hands.
  • Do this with all the dough and leave them on a plastic sheet.
  • Now heat oil in a pan and fry the alo jilo till they turn light brown on both sides.
  • Spread powdered sugar on a flat plate.
  • Drop the fried alo jilo in the powdered sugar and coat them with sugar on both the sides.
  • Do this as soon as you take it out of the oil.
  • Recipe and image courtesy: 4th sense cooking