About this recipe: This is a pure vegetarian, without even eggs, sweet fried Indian pastry. As you put it in your mouth, it smoothly melts! If you want it to be spicy change only the last step and skip the icing sugar!
Instead of coating with sugar, chat masala mixture or a mixture of salt and spices can also be used.
Maida is a very fine refined plain white flour that is used in India for cakes and pastries. You can find maida in Asian shops, or use regular plain flour for a similar result.
Vanaspati is hydrogenated vegetable oil. You can also use ghee or regular vegetable oil.
For best preperation please do not use ghee or vegetable oil. Use only Vanaspati (hydrogenated vegetable oil). - 30 Aug 2012
Hi instead of vanaspathi can I use ghee or butter pls let me know. Because vanaspathi is not good for health - 29 Oct 2014 (Review from Allrecipes India)
My family loved these, and my daughter really liked the step-by-step photos. - 05 Apr 2014 (Review from Allrecipes India)