padhir peni recipe

Padhir peni recipe, Chiroti recipe

Padhir peni/ Chiroti is a scrumptious flaky and crispy sweet where deep fried layered puri is topped with powdered sugar which is flavored with cardamom and garnished with nuts. This padhir/ chiroti is a popular sweet in Tamil Nadu usually prepared for festivals and sometimes found in wedding too. This chiroti sweet is very similar to a sweet popular Madatha kaja where the flaky puri is dipped in sugar syrup and also another popular sweet Chiroti where fried flaky poori is prepared with rava/ semolina dough and topped with powdered sugar. Most of these sweets are confusing for us as the base idea is same for all just the place of origin and few ingredients change. Whatever name you call all 3 tastes yummy. Madatha kaja and padhir peni/ chiroti are my favorite since school time and we sometimes dunk the peni in milk and eat which tastes super yum. As you see in the picture I have kept the milk by the side which I surely used for gobbling 2 peni after I clicked the picture😂😂 note/ milk has to be at least warm to soak the peni. I have already posted the recipe of other sweet few years back and it is here MADATHA KAJA.
chiroti recipe

Back to the recipe, this chiroti sweet is prepared purely with maida/ All purpose flour but you could try making it wheat flour meaning half snd half ratio maida: whole wheat flour due to which slight change will be in color and taste otherwise it tastes as good as the regular one too. It takes a little patience while rolling out all these dough but it is surely wait the worth I say and this sweet is definitely beginner one as it has no syrup making involved, so do give it a try for this Navaratri/ Diwali or can be consumed as a evening snack too.
padhir peni

If you haven’t checked my other Navaratri posts they are below:

I have been making few really interesting posts for this diwali so stay tuned to check out all those recipes as well. So let’s get to the making of chiroti!!


Padhir peni recipe, Chiroti recipe
Serves 5
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1. Maida / All purpose flour– 1 cup
  2. 2. Water – ½ cup
  3. 3. Salt – ¼ tsp
  4. 4. Oil – 1 tsp
  5. 5. Oil – for deep frying
For spread
  1. 1. Rice flour – 1 tbsp
  2. 2. Unsalted butter – 2 tbsp (at room temperature)
For garnish
  1. 1. Powdered sugar – 1/3 cup
  2. 2. Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
  3. 3. Pistachios – ½ tsp (chopped finely)
  4. 4. Almonds – 1 tsp (finely chopped)
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. In a bowl add maida, oil and pinch of salt. Mix well and add water gradually to form a soft dough. Keep the dough aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile powder sugar and cardamom in a blender. Keep it aside. I already had powdered sugar wt home so couldn’t dint provide picture for it. Sorry about that. Just add sugar in and cardamom in s blender and grind it into fine powder. Since I had only powdered sugar I added cardamom powder to it and mixed it. Always grind cardamom freshly for best of flavors.
  3. In a bowl add unsalted butter (at room temperature) and rice flour. Mix well with a spoon until it turns creamy. Takes just a minute or so.
  4. After 30 minutes divide the dough into equal sized golf balls. Now take one dough ball and flatten it thin, (if it tears in between its okay as we will roll it) with the rolling pin. Keep it aside and flatten all the dough balls thin. Keep all the flattened/ rolled dough separately.
  5. Now place one flattened dough either on rolling board/ cutting board/ plate on it apply the rice flour butter mixture. Spread it evenly.
  6. Now place the another flattened dough. Apply the butter rice flour mixture again and place another flatted dough, repeat the process till all the flattened dough is over. After you have placed the last dough roll the dough. Now with the help of a knife slice it into pieces with 1 inch thick
  7. Now take each swirl ball of dough and flatten it gently in a way the layers don’t disappear. Keep it aside.
  8. Heat oil in a frying pan. When the oil is hot enough slide each rolled layered poori in oil and fry it turns crisp in medium heat. When the padhir peni turns crisp and light golden color remove it from oil and repeat the process till all the dough is over.
  9. Now arrange all the fried padhir pen in a plate snd garnish it with powdered sugar mixture and nuts and serve it.
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How to make Padhir peni with step by step images


  1. In a bowl add maida, oil and pinch of salt. Mix well and add water gradually to form a soft dough. Keep the dough aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile powder sugar and cardamom in a blender. Keep it aside. I already had powdered sugar wt home so couldn’t dint provide picture for it. Sorry about that. Just add sugar in and cardamom in s blender and grind it into fine powder. Since I had only powdered sugar I added cardamom powder to it and mixed it. Always grind cardamom freshly for best of flavors.
  3. In a bowl add unsalted butter (at room temperature) and rice flour. Mix well with a spoon until it turns creamy. Takes just a minute or so.
  4. After 30 minutes of rest time divide the dough into equal sized golf balls. Now take one dough ball and flatten it thin, (if it tears in between its okay as we will roll it) with the rolling pin. Keep it aside and flatten all the dough balls thin. Keep all the flattened/ rolled dough separately. Now place one flattened dough either on rolling board/ cutting board/ plate on it apply the rice flour butter mixture. Spread it evenly.
  5. Now on the butter applied flattened dough place the another flattened dough. Apply the butter rice flour mixture again and place another flatted dough, repeat the process till all the flattened dough is over.
  6. After you have placed the last dough roll the dough. Now with the help of a knife slice it into pieces with 1 inch thick.
  7. Now take each swirl ball of dough and flatten it gently in a way the layers don’t disappear. Keep it aside.
  8. Heat oil in a frying pan. When the oil is hot enough slide each rolled layered poori/puri in oil and fry it turns crisp in medium heat. When the padhir peni turns crisp and light golden color remove it from oil and repeat the process till all the dough is over.
  9. Now arrange all the fried padhir pen in a plate and garnish it with powdered sugar mixture and nuts and serve it.
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