Friday, January 16, 2015

Goru Meetilu

Happy Pongal to all of you :)
Goru meetilu is a sweet snack which will be liked by everyone. In my childhood, an aunty of mine from Rajahmundry used to make this sweet. Even though it's difficult to get these shapes perfectly, I have given it a try.  Let's see the recipe now :)                                                      


What you need:   

Mida-4 cups
Suji or bombay ravva-2 tablespoons
Sugar-2 cups
Ghee-1/4 a cup
Cardamom powder-1/4 a teaspoon
Oil for deep fry                                       


  1. Sieve the maida in a wide bowl and add suji and melted ghee to it. Mix it well and make a tight dough using sufficient water. 
  2. Cover it and keep it aside for 15 minutes. Divide the dough into small balls. Take a ball and press it into an oval shape inside your fist. 
  3. Push it outwards by pressing down with your thumb nail and pushing up with your index finger. Goru means nail in Telugu. Since we are using a nail to get the shape, this sweet might be calling as goru meetilu :)
  4. Do like wise with the remaining balls of dough and deep fry them till they turn golden brown on a low to medium flame.
  5. Boil the sugar in a vessel with sufficient water until it reaches into a soft ball consistency. Add cardamom powder and turn off the stove. 
  6. Now add the fried goru meetilu to the syrup and mix them well until they coated with the syrup all the sides. Allow them to dry and store them in an air tight container.

          Note: You can add one teaspoon of lemon juice to the sugar syrup to prevent crystalization.

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