Sunday, 12 February 2012

Coconut Rings

Plain Flour / Maida 1/4 Cup
Sooji 1/4 Cup
Rice Flour 1/4 Cup
Fresh Coconut 1/4 Cup
Soda Bi Carb a Pinch
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tbsps + for Deep Frying
Method of preparation:
Grind the coconut into smooth paste adding little water.
Heat oil in a small pan till smoking point and remove from heat.
In a mixing bowl, mix together maida, sooji, rice flour, coconut paste, red chilli powder, soda bi carb and salt.
Add the hot oil to the mixing bowl and mix the flour into a smooth pliable dough adding enough water.
Rest the dough for at least half an hour.
Apply oil to hands, take lime sized balls out of the prepared dough.
Roll the ball into approximately 3 inch long strip with the help of fingers.
Press the ends of the strip together to form the shape of a ring.
Repeat the same with the remaining dough.
Heat oil in a deep frying pan on medium high.
Slowly drop the prepared rings into the hot oil in batches.
Deep fry the rings until golden brown on both sides and remove onto absorbent paper.
Repeat the same with any remaining rings.
Store the coconut rings tight and serve as a tea time snack.