Semolina rose pitha/pastry

Semolina rose pitha/pastry

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Semolina rose pitha/pastry

Ingredients:

  • Semolina/suji: 1cup
  • Flour: 3cup
  • Yogurt: 1/2cup
  • Egg: 1
  • (Melted butter+ oil): (1/2+1/2) cup or 1 cup melted butter or 1cup oil
  • Baking powder: 1tsp
  • Vanilla essence: 1tsp or you can use cardamom powder for flavor.

For syrup:

  • Sugar: 2cup
  • Water: 2.5cup
  • Lemon juice: 2tbsp or you can use 4 green cardamoms for flavor.

Instructions

Preparing syrup:

Place the sugar and water in a saucepan and place over medium heat.
Stir until the sugar dissolves completely. Add lemon juice and turn off the heat. Set aside for cool completely.

Preparing pitha/pastry:

In a bowl, mix oil, butter, egg, vanilla essence and yogurt. Add semolina and baking powder and mix very well.
Add flour slowly (1 cup at a time) with semolina mixture. Knead the dough well and form a soft dough. Cover and let it rest for 20 minutes.
Divide the dough into 5 portions. Take one and roll the dough using a rolling pin for about ¼ inch thickness.
Using a glass or circle cutter make rounded pieces from the flat roti. (see picture)

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Place 4 circles on top of each other like picture.
Then roll it (start from the top) and cut in half to form a rose shape like picture.
Preheat your ovenat 180C and Place rose pieces into a baking tray.

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Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Or you can fry it.
Place cold syrup over hot roses and let it cool completely. Refrigerate overnight then serve.
 
 

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