Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sweet Puris (Paakatlya Purya)

Pakatlya Purya literally means Puris soaked in sugar syrup. This is a traditional Maharashtrian recipe and is prepared on festive occasions. These puris are very easy to make and can be stored for 3-4 days.

Ingredients :

For Puri batter :
1/2 cup Rawa (Semolina)
1/2 cup Maida (Refined flour)
2 tbspns ghee
2-3 tbsns sour curd
Salt to taste

For Syrup
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 lemon’s juice
2 tbspns Saffron-Cardamom Syrup (OR Cardamom powder and Saffron Strands)

For frying :
Ghee (Or vegetable oil)

For Garnishing :
Saffron strands
Almond flakes


To make dough :
Take Semolina and all-purpose-flour (maida) in a mixing bowl. Add salt to taste. Then pour hot ghee (Moan) on the flour. Knead it using sour curd. Add approximately 2-3 tablespoons of curd. You may adjust the quantity of curd as required. Knead a tight dough and set it aside for 45 minutes to one hour. 

To make sugar syrup :
You need to make the sugar syrup before starting with the frying of puris. To make Sugar syrup, take a cup of sugar in a pan. Pour water that is half the quantity of sugar and heat the mixture. Heat it till an one-string syrup is formed. Turn off the flame and add lemon juice and Saffron-cardamom syrup. Alternatively, you may add cardamom powder and saffron strands into the sugar syrup.

To make Puris :
Before making puris, knead the mixture again. Then beat the dough for 5 minutes with the help of beater. Make 18-20 small balls of the dough. Take each ball on a roller and roll it into flat circles (puris). 

Heat ghee / oil in a pan on high flame. Once the ghee / oil is hot, turn the heat to medium. Put puris into the hot ghee / oil one by one (3-4 at a time) and fry till them till they are light brown in colour. Take out the fried puris and dip them immediately into the sugar syrup. Coat both sides of the puris with sugar syrup. In the similar fashion, fry next set of puris. Once these puris get fried, remove the previously set of puris from the sugar syrup. Put the next set of puris into the sugar syrup. Garnish the syrup-coated puris with saffron strands and almond flakes. 

Transfer it into an air-tight container and store them for 3-4 days. 


You may garnish the puris with dry fruits of your choice
Always ensure that the syrup is hot while dipping puris. When the syrup cools down and thickens, re-heat for some time and then dip the fried puris.

Stepwise Pictures:


Sending this entry to Vardhini's event Sweet Luv.


  1. irressistible sweet....lovely presentation

  2. ohhh...mouth watering...puri..I never heard this kind of puri..very much new for me..looks amazing,,,,lovely pictures tooo

  3. i am drolling here so much tempting .love to eat it

  4. They look so delicious! Nice presentation of all steps!

  5. I love this sweet, although never made it at home. Your pics are very inviting and encouraging me to try some now.
    Love Ash.

  6. Wonderful recipe..looks super good..makes me want to grab some.

  7. Super delicious and irresistible sweet puris.

  8. Thanks for dropping by my blog.
    Following u as well.
    Nice idea of sweet puris.

  9. Never tried this before, But looks delicious. Would love to try that now. Bookmarking it..!

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  10. Looks too good! You've rolled out perfectly round puris:)

  11. Wow!!!! I don't have a sweet tooth but it's really tempting:-)

  12. wow looks yummy and tempting clicks ... Thanks for visiting my blog & glad to follow u too ......

  13. Delicious looking puris. Wonderful explanation

  14. I have never had these but they look super delicious and would be wonderful for a celebration. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  15. Puri's look yummy! Detailed post with neat pictures! First time here,really appreciate your passion of cooking and blogging! :)

  16. wow mouthering puris. very delicious.. amazing puris

  17. looks awesome! very detailed & helpful post... gonna try this :)

  18. looks super delicious and tempting sweet puri...

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  19. These puri's look mouthwatering... It's very new to me.. Gotta try this out!

  20. Sweet puris are new and looks inviting. Nice step by step pictures. Thx for linking to the event.

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  21. What is the heavy object you have used to knead the dough ?

  22. Beautiful...made these last day for Dasra of course Kamlabai Ogale to my rescue:)

  23. Beautiful.made this last night..of course Kamalabai Ogale to my rescue...:)


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