Pethipireethu | Kul Kulz | Anglo-Indian Christmas snacks
|Pethipireethu | Kul Kulz - Sweet version & Savory version in the background|
1 kg rice flour (fine roasted flour used for idiyappam / string hoppers)
1 egg - substitute eggs with 50 gms of butter if you dont like to add egg
1 large coconut - grated and ground to a paste (with just adequate amount of water)
2 tables spoon - black sesame seeds - wash thoroughly 2 to 3 times
salt to taste
Oil to fry
1 table spoon - butter
Keep as many greased flat plates or trays ready to place the tiny balls.
Place the rice flour in a large bowl. Beat eggs with butter and salt and add it to the flour. Add the ground coconut and sesame and start kneading into a soft dough without any coarse surface.
Start making tiny balls. Make sure it is even by using a tea spoon or a smaller spoon to scoop out the dough and then make it into rounds. Use a fork to make a shape - just press the ball against a greased steel fork.
If possible use a deep and slightly large pan to fry. If the dough sits for long it will lose its smoothness and start dry off.
Heat oil in a pan and gently place the shaped pethipireethu into the oil. Do not stir. Fry in low to medium to avoid quick browning. When the sides start to turn golden color, gently turn it with a slotted spoon. When the other side is also golden, as seen in the picture, drain it from oil. Serve as such or make a sugar syrup and follow the method as in this Diamond Cuts recipe. To make the syrup use 3 cup sugar and 1 cup water.