Meethe Poode/Gulgule is the traditional sweet made in North India to break the Karva Chauth and Hoyi fast. It’s a very simple and a hearty homemade sweet, which requires only 4 ingredients, love such minimalist recipes.
|Preparation Time:||30 minutes|
|Whole Wheat Flour||1 cup|
|Vegetable Oil||To fry|
|Saunf (fennel seeds)||1 tsp|
- Mix sugar in half cup of warm water. Make sure it dissolves completely.
- Add flour and crushed saunf and mix them well. Consistency should be such that when you drop a spoonful of batter, it should hold the shape.
- Heat oil in a wok and test it. Drop a pea sized batter in the oil. If it browns immediately, it’s too hot. If it settles down, it’s not enough hot. But if it sizzles a little and floats, it’s ready.
- Carefully drop a spoonful of batter in the hot oil. Make sure you drop it very slowly and not from too much height otherwise the oil may splash and burn you. Repeat to fill up the wok.
- When they become golden brown, drain them on a paper towel. Meethe Poode/Gulgule are ready. Serve them at room temperature. They can be stored for a week in the pantry.
- If batter starts to splutter in oil, first clean the oil with the help of a fine strainer and then add a little more flour to the batter, mix well and try again.