I don’t know where I get the patience to make snacks like these Gulabi Puvvu (rose cookies). My aunt gave me a bunch of molds once and they have been sitting untouched for years. Today I wanted to make these cookies to try out the molds.
I am in love with these cookies and how they turned out. The molds worked so well and none of the cookies stuck to them. They taste a bit like fortune cookies, but in the shape of flowers. The recipe is so simple, but frying each flower took almost two hours to make them all.
If you don’t have molds, some videos online said to use the back side of metal ladles. You have to heat up the ladle in the oil so the batter won’t stick when you dip it in.
• 1 cup rice flour
• 1 cup all purpose flour (maida)
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
• enough water to make a thick batter (like pancake batter)
– mix all ingredients and set batter aside for 2 hours to let the sugar melt
– heat enough oil to cover the mold, or ladle, and leave it in while heating
– dip the mold/ladle in the batter after it is heated about 3/4th the way, and then place in oil taking care to not let it touch the bottom of pan
– use a wooden pick or metal to help pull off the cookie from the mold
– cookie takes a few seconds to turn darker and crispy and remove from oil. Middles will be lighter in color
-do not fry till golden brown because the cookie will continue to change color after taken out of oil