Fried Kadabus

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves:25 pieces
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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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

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