Churuttu recipe or Thin Flour Sheets with sweetened Rice filling
Churuttu or Thin Flour Sheets with sweetened Rice filling is a traditional dessert or snack variety from Kerala.
Sweet and delicious Churuttu recipe is one of a commonly seen product in the bakeries across Central Kerala. Sweet Churuttu has a cone shape with a three spiked pattern on its top. The syrupy ingredient enclosed within a wafer made of all purpose flour (Maida) is prepared using avalose podi. The sugar syrup used along with the Avalose podi oozes down the flour wafer and presents a sweet appearance on the outside. Few drops of vanilla extract is used for an intriguing flavour. The use of crushed or powdered cardamom pods will increase the taste and provides a pleasant aroma. People of all ages would love this dessert variety for its sweet taste. Have a look at the ingredients used and the method of preparation of Churuttu recipe or Thin Flour Sheets with sweetened Rice filling.
Ingredients for making all purpose flour wafer
- 1 cup of all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of oil
- Water as per the requirement
- Fine rice flour as per the requirement
- Salt for the taste
Method of preparation of all purpose flour wafer
- Take the all purpose flour in a mixing bowl and add the salt.
- Pour 1/2 teaspoon of oil and mix it thoroughly.
- Little by little pour in the water and knead the flour to form a soft and smooth dough.
- Take out small portions from the dough and roll it to form 1 inch balls.
- Dip these dough balls in fine rice powder and roll it to a circular shape of very fine thickness.
- Heat up a medium sized griddle, cook the pastry rounds on a low-medium flame for about 30-40 seconds on either side. Also, note that the pastry rounds should still be limp.
- Transfer it to a plate and cover it with a damp cloth so that these would remain moistured.
Ingredients for making the sweet filling
- 2 cups of avalose podi
- 3/4 cup of water
- 1½ teaspoon of lime juice
- 1¼ cup of sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of Cardamom powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of Vanilla essence
Method of preparation of the fillings
- Take out 1¼ cup of sugar in a mixing bowl, add 1½ teaspoon of lime juice and 3/4 cup of water.
- Heat it in a pan and stir the solution continuously to get a thread like consistency.
- When it’s ready, switch off the flame and transfer the syrup to a bowl.
- Transfer 1/2 cup of syrup to another bowl and keep it for later use.
- Add the cardamom powder and vanilla essence to the remaining syrup.
- Now, add 2 cups of avalose podi and mix it very well.
Final preparation of Churuttu or Thin Flour Sheets with sweetened Rice filling
- Cut each of those cooked pastry rounds into equal halves and apply the syrup on both the edges (from the 1/2 cup of syrup kept in the separate bowl).
- Make each semicircular pastry into a cone shape with the wet edges facing the top.
- Stuff the cones with the prepared fillings and close the opening on top by squeezing the three fingers of your right hand.
- This gives rise to a three spiked pattern on the top surface of Churuttu. Keep it aside for 2 hours.
- The syrup from the fillings would moisture the all-purpose flour wafer.
- Serve it as a snack or a dessert dish. Store the remaining ones in an airtight container for later use.