Rose Flavored Sweetmeats in Syrup Recipe

Rose Flavored Sweetmeats in Syrup Recipe

Ingredients : (makes about 20 sweetmeats)

8 tablespoons full cream milk powder

3 tablespoons self-rising flour

1/4 teaspoon cardamom, ground

1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 tablespoon ghee

3 tablespoons water

Oil for frying


Sugar Syrup

2 cups white sugar

4 cups water

5 bruised cardamom pods

2 tablespoons rose water


Method :

Sift the milk powder, flour bicarbonate of soda and ground cardamom into a large bowl. Add in the ghee. Pour in enough water to give a firm but pliable dough. Use your hands to mold the dough into small balls the size of marbles. Heat a wok with oil and fry the small balls of sweetmeats over moderate heat until the color of an almonds. Remove and drain on absorbent paper.


To make the sugar syrup, combine the sugar, water and cardamom pods. Heat in a small pot until the sugar is fully dissolved. Put the fried sweetmeats into the sugar syrup and soak until they increase in size to double, soft and spongy. Add rose water when the sweetmeats have cooled slightly. Allot to cool completely before serving at room temperature or even slightly chilled.

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