Fenori/Layered Pinwheels/Chirote

Fenori – a layered pin wheel prepared during festive season in most homes along the west coast of India. It’s a layered circular disc made from flour batter, which is puffed up after deep-frying and sprinkled with powdered sugar on top or soaked in sugar syrup.

It is so delicious and yummy and is prepared during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi or Diwali in India. It is one of my favorite sweet since childhood which is also enjoyed during snack time.



Recipe :

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp ghee (or unsalted butter)
  • Oil for frying
  • rice flour for dusting
  • powdered sugar for coating
  • for flour paste – 2 tbsp all-purpose flour and 3 tbsp ghee (unsalted butter)

Method :

  1. Mix the flour, salt, ghee and knead into soft dough by adding water as required.
  2. Cover with a wet cloth and let it stand aside for 2 hours.
  3. In the meanwhile, prepare the flour paste by mixing flour and ghee and keep it ready. It needs to be fluffy.
  4. Pound the dough a little for 5 mins and divide the dough into 6 balls.
  5. First roll out 3 balls into 3 thin discs of around 6-8 inch. Keep each on separate plate so that they do not stick.IMG_20160831_152111
  6. Take the first disc and apply the flour paste on it all over generously.IMG_20160831_152119
  7. Then place the second disc on top of it so that the first disc it entirely covered.
  8. Again apply the flour paste on the second disc and cover it with the 3 disc.
  9. Repeat flour paste application for the third disc as well.
  10. You will get a thick disc now. Roll it into a pipe from one edge towards other.
  11. Cut around 6-8 slices around 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
  12. Then roll out each slice flat into a circular disc around 3-4 cm in dia.IMG_20160831_154007
  13. Heat oil in a pan. Once hot, deep fry these in oil till slight light brown.IMG_20160831_153943
  14. Drain on an absorbent paper towel.IMG_20160831_154305
  15. Once cooled, sprinkle powdered sugar on both sides of each fried disc.IMG_20160831_155056
  16. Repeat the process for rest of the 3 dough balls.
  17. Enjoy the fenori and store in an air tight container.



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