Monday, 21 December 2009

Ismaili Mitha Thepla (Sweet)


2 cups whole wheat flour (chapatti flour)

½ cup gur / gor / jaggery

1 egg

1/3 cup milk

2 table spoon oil

1 tspn fennel seeds

½ ground Cardamom

½ tspn ground Nutmeg

Vegetable oil for frying

Jaggery or gur is supposed to be good for you, and certainly much better for you than refined sugar. It contains minerals and vitamins lost during refining of sugar. Likewise whole wheat flour is more nutritious than white flour.

1. Mix the flour, fennel seeds, cardamom and nutmeg.

2. Rub in the oil, so that the mixture looks like fine bread crumbs

3. Melt the gur in the microwave (2 minutes or so) and mix with the milk

4. Beat the egg

5. Add above liquid to the flour and make a soft dough

6. Roll into ¾ inch and cut into diamond shapes, or use a biscuit cutter.

7. Fry

These should keep in an airtight container for at least a month.

2 comments:

madhatter said...

this biscuit type snack seems easy to do I just need to find some fennel seeds which is rare where I live. But I like the color of the Ismaili Thepla :)

Saju said...

madhatter, email me your address and I will mail you some fennel seeds.

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