THE ORIGIN OF DEHRORI:
Chattisgarh is an East Indian state carved out of Madhya Pradesh. Chattisgarh is also called the “rice bowl of central India and most of the traditional and tribal foods are made of rice and rice flour, curd and a variety of green leafy vegetables.
Chattisgarh boasts of a rich cultural heritage amidst crusty cuisine, vivacious dances, great religions, melodious music, lively people, amiable languages, sparkling fairs & festivals, and marvelous arts & crafts. Its unique approach towards dance, cuisine, and music, make it different from others.
So, therefore, when it comes to desserts in Chattisgarh, Dehrori is the best one, usually prepared on Diwali eve. It consists of fried rice dumplings dipped in sugar syrup and garnished with nuts.
WHAT MAKES DEHRORI DELICIOUS?
This delicious dessert is a scrumptious South Indian dessert that owes its origin to Chattisgarh but is popular worldwide with different names. This easy-to-make recipe can be made within 30 minutes using simple ingredients which are rice, cardamom powder, almonds, cashews, yogurt, ghee, lemon juice and sugar.
The mouth-watering recipe consists of fried pan cakes with are coated with a heavenly made sugar syrup and are garnished with nuts. Prepare this delectable recipe on special occasions such as festivals, kitty parties and game nights and dwell into the world of sweetness. Treat your taste buds with this lip-smacking recipe and relish its tempting flavours with your loved ones.
THE INGREDIENTS USED TO MAKE DEHRORI:
1 cup rice
1/2 teaspoon powdered green cardamom
2 tablespoon almonds
2 tablespoon cashews
4 cup sugar
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup yoghurt (curd)
3 cup ghee
water as required
THE MAKING OF DEHRORI :
Take a bowl and add water and rice in it. Soak the rice in the water for at least 5 to 6 hours. Once done, remove the water from the bowl and retain the rice. Transfer this rice into a mixer jar and grind it into a raw paste. Stir in curd into the rice paste and leave overnight to ferment.
In a deep bottomed pan kept on medium flame, add water and sugar. Heat the mixture until you get a syrup like consistency. Check whether you get a string like texture once you dip a spoon in the mixture. If you do, turn off the flame. Add cardamom powder and lime juice in the sugar syrup and mix.
Take a deep bottomed pan, keep it on medium flame and heat ghee in it. Meanwhile, make small pan cakes out of the rice-curd mixture. Gently dip these pan cakes in the hot ghee and fry them until golden brown in color.
Immediately transfer the fried pan cakes in the sugar syrup and let it soak the syrup. Once done, garnish the patties with chopped almonds and cashews. Serve!
You need to know that food is so much related to customs and traditions. And India is having the biggest diversity than any other place. Every kilometer you travel you find a new dialect and with every state, there is a new language and new traditions.
Dehrori is indeed a mouth watering dessert that is perfect for being served during festive occasions or parties to have your guests completely satisfied when it comes food. This is certainly a heavenly dessert.