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We have a Folklore Festival every year around Mother's Day. I go from booth to booth trying new to me foods. This sweet I found in an East Indian booth.


  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee or clarified butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Sufficient vegetable oil for deep fat frying
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water


  • First make the syrup.
  • Dissolve the sugar in the water over moderate heat, stiring constantly.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently until mixture has thickened slightly.
  • Meanwhile combine all the dry ingredients and using your fingertips, beat in the butter.
  • Add the water and knead until it forms a slightly soft dough.
  • Set aside at room temp for 30 minutes.
  • Shape into small balls.
  • Fill deep frying pan 1/3 full with oil and heat to 350F on deep fat thermometer or until a small cube of bread dropped in turns golden in 55 seconds.
  • Carefully lower the balls into the oil a few at a time and fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and crisp and rise to the surface.
  • As they brown, transfer them to the syrup mixture.
  • When they are all cooked, remove the syrup from the heat and set aside to cool.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. 4 - 6 servings.

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