Friday, October 28, 2016

Goru Meetilu/Goru Mittai - Andhra'sTraditional Sweet

Wishing you all a happy and prosperous Diwali, the popular festival of lights. Am sure all will be busy in dishing out sweets and savouries to share with all your loved ones. Even am busy in preparing as well. Who will say no if you get a chance to try your hands with a Traditional sweet from Andhra,and not to forget Andhra cuisine is one of the richest cuisine of India where still so many traditional dishes have their important place. Am sharing an interesting sweet from this region of India which is delicious, dangerously addictive and very easy to make with simple ingredients. Actually i crossed this sweet two days back in one of my fellow blogger Padma's space and immediately this sweet dish tempted me to give a try. Since i was searching for a different sweets for my diwali sweets i couldnt resist to make this Goru Meetilu aka Goru Mitai. Padma says that this sweet gets its name from the way its is shaped. Yes Goru means Nail in Telugu, since this sweet is shaped completely with thumb finger, this sweet is named as though.

Goru Meetilu, Goru Mittai.jpg

With maida, rava, sugar as main ingredients this sweet dish calls for easy breezy preparations, no mould is needed. Just your thumb nail finger and your palm is very much needed to shape this ultimate sweet. Trust me i enjoyed thoroughly making this different traditional sweet which is quite unknown for me until two days back. If you are still searching a different Diwali sweets, dont forget to take a look to this interesting Goru Meetilu. I have to say a big thanks to Padma for sharing this delicious Goru Meetilu and we just loved it.

Goru Meetilu, Goru Mittai, Andhra Goru Meetilu

2cups Maida/All purpose flour
3tbsp Roasted Rava/Bombay Rava
A big pinch Baking soda
50grams Ghee (melted)
1cup Sugar
2nos Crushed Cardamom
3/4cup Milk
Oil for deep fry                                    
Take the maida,roasted rava, baking soda, salt, ghee and rub well with your fingers.

Slowly add the milk and knead everything everything together as a tight dough.

Cover it and keep it aside for 15 minutes. Divide the dough into small balls.

Take a ball and roll it into an oval shape with your palm. Grease your thumb.

Push it outwards by pressing down with your thumb nail and pushing up between with your index finger and the middle one.

Do the same process with the remaining balls of dough.

Meanwhile heat the oil for deepfrying and fry them in medium flame till they turn golden brown.

Boil the sugar in a vessel with sufficient water until it reaches into a two thread consistency. Add the crushed cardamom  and turn off the stove.

Andhra Goru Meetilu

Now add the fried goru meetilu to the syrup and mix them well until they gets well coated with the syrup.

 Allow them to cool and store them in an air tight container.



Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

OMG you tried it already !!!!! Nicely made and you got a perfect shape Priya

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

OMG! U tried it so soon? I just bookmarked it from Padma's space :)

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard about this sweet.. Interesting name and procedure.

Nivedita Thadani said... Reply To This Comment

hey we call this as Tosha in Sindhi. Everything is same except the shape. I used to prepare this a lot before. your recipe is telling me to put this in my this week's menu.
Thank you.

cookwithrenu said... Reply To This Comment

Wow something different and traditional. I have never heard or tasted this, would love to try this

mildly indian said... Reply To This Comment

I have had this a very long time ago from a friends place... loving memories it brings back

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

That looks Like a cute sweet priya! Love the pretty shape !

Maria Nasir said... Reply To This Comment

What's not to love about fried pastry soaked in sweet syrup! Beautiful, festive recipe with such simple ingredients.😊

jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

I need to try this one, something new to me. Thanks for sharing.

JollyHomemadeRecipes said... Reply To This Comment

WoW! This is something new for me, I love traditional made it so perfec, thanks for sharing. Bookmarked!!

Poonam Bachhav said... Reply To This Comment

The sweet dish sounds interesting and I am sure it tastes great Priya !

Paarul said... Reply To This Comment

Will definetly try this one for my family.Thanks for sharing.

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

I was thinking about how you made the cute shape and then saw the stepwise pics. Thanks for the recipe and steps.

Hayley said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my, I am literally drooling here, the sweet fried pastry is my weakness! I would gobble down with a cuppa.

Sasmita said... Reply To This Comment

The sweet dish sounds bit interesting. Traditional touches are beautiful indeed.

Nisha said... Reply To This Comment

Rich and heavenly. Perfect for the upcoming festive seasons Priya. Love the shapes.