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Yields: 15-20 poolu | Author: Prathibha
Prep time: 30 mins | Cooking time: 30 mins | Total time: 1 hr
Cuisine: Andhra | Category: Sweets
1 cup Maida/All Purpose flour
a pinch of Salt
2 tbsp Ghee
Water, to knead the dough
for sugar syrup:
1 1/4 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Water
1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
- Prepare sugar syrup by adding water to sugar and boil it until it reaches half string consistency.Switch off the flame and keep the syrup warm.Add cardamom powder to it and mix well.
- In a bowl add maida,salt and ghee and mix until it resembles the bread crumbs.
- Sprinkle water and knead it into a smooth dough and cover it and leave it aside for half an hour.
- Knead the dough again and make small gooseberry sized balls out of maida dough.
- Roll each ball into a thin poori size of 3- 3.5" diameter.
- Use a sharp knife and make slits lengthwise leaving both the sides intact as shown in the picture.
- Now gently roll it like a mat and twist the edges to form poolu and arrange them in a plate. You can even do them like saree pleats and form like a chocolate. I have prepared both the ways for the same.
- Meanwhile heat oil and drop a small ball of dough , if it rises to the top means it indicates the oil is hot enough to deep fry.
- Keep the flame on low-medium and deep fry 3-4 thonalu at a time until they turn golden brown.Remove them using a slotted spoon and drain them on a tissue paper or in the colander.
- Put it in the warm sugar syrup and soak it for 4-5 mins or until the next batch is fried.
- Remove them with a slotted spoon and arrange on a flat plate to let them dry slightly.
- Repeat the process to fry all the thonalu.
- Once they are slightly dried you can store them in an air tight container.
They can be stored until two weeks.
- You can make them in the shape of poolu by rolling the slit puri or make it into a chocolate shape by doing it in the saree pleats style.
- Do not over boil the sugar syrup otherwise the sugar syrup hardens after the thonalu are dried.