Serving Size : 5 people
Soaking Time : 3 - 4 hours
Cooking Time : 30 minutes
|Quantity||Ingredients for Thaen Mittai Recipe|
|1 cup||Rice (Idli rice also works well)|
|1/4 cup||Skinless black gram / Ulunthu / Urad dal|
|1 pinch||Food color|
|1/4 tsp||Baking Soda|
|1/4 cup||Water (approximately)|
Then add some orange food color and baking soda. (adding food color is optional but in olden days they add food color to make it even more attractive)
Step 3) Heat oil in a pan - Oil should be on medium heat. Wet your hands in some water and make small balls and drop it in oil. It should come to to surface of the oil immediately .Fry until they are nice and crisp on all the sides.
Step 4) Once they are nice and crisp drain the excess oil and dunk into the sugar syrup immediately. The syrup should be little warm while adding the fried balls (if it is not warm heat it for a minute )
Soak in sugar syrup for 10 - 15 minutes.
Step 5) Once they are nicely soaked take it off from the syrup and allow it to dry for sometime and then we can store it in air tight container.
We can also coat the balls in sugar to make it even sweeter, but I love to eat without the sugar coating.
That's it our delicious childhood cadbury is ready to be enjoyed, when you bite into it you can feel the syrup oozing out from the inside. Happy Cooking !!!
Please do try this Thaen mittai recipe at home and share it with your friends and family. Lets not forget our traditional sweet of Tamil Nadu.