Recipe of Surati Ghari

Recipe of Surati Ghari is sought after for all lovers of Surati cuisine. This irresistible dish is a favorite for all, for its beautiful flavors that come out of the delightful concoction.

Ingredients for Surati Ghari

For the filling of Surati Ghari:

  • 3 cups Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup Paneer or Indian cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup fine Semolina
  • 1 tin Condensed Milk
  • 4 tbsp. Ghee or vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup grounded pistachios and almonds
  • 25 Cardamom pods (grind to powder)
  • 15 - 20 Saffron strands (soaked in 2 tsp. of milk )

  • For the puri of Surati Ghari:
    • 2 cups Flour or Indian maida
    • 2 tbsp Ghee or clarified butter
    • 2 cups Ghee or vegetable oil for frying
    • Milk for proper holding
    For garnishing of Surati Ghari:
    • 2 cups Ghee
    • 1/2 cup Sugar (powdered)
    • Almonds (Slivered)
    • Pistachios (Slivered)

    Method to make Surati Ghari

    Method to make the filling:
    • Heat the ghee or vegetable oil in a non stick pan and add the ricotta cheese along with paneer.
    • Stir constantly over medium heat till the cheese and paneer are well mixed.
    • Separately, dry roast semolina for 3 - 4 minutes, frequently stirring on medium heat. Mix to the cheese and paneer mixture.
    • Mix the condensed milk and the sugar and stir constantly.
    • As the water evaporates, add the pistachios, almonds and saffron and set aside to cool in normal temperature.
    • Make balls with the help of hand, each approximately 1" in diameter. Set aside.
    Method to make the Puri:
    • Add together the ghee to the flour and mix well with the help of hand making sure no lump is left.
    • Pour milk to make a soft but firm dough. Make small balls and roll out to make thin puris of about 3 centimeter in diameter.
    Preparing the Ghari:
    • Place a ball of the filling into each puri.
    • Pull up the sides of the Puris to completely wrap around the filling ball.
    • Remove excess dough and seal properly.
    • Flatten a little with a soft press of hand.
    • Heat the ghee or vegetable oil in a frying pan.
    • Fry the puris properly on both sides on low flame till light golden color.
    • Set aside for 3-4 hours and allow to cool.
    Garnishing the Surati Ghari:
    • Blend grounded ghee and sugar till light and fluffy.
    • Dip the Surati Gharis and place carefully on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet.
    • Decorate with slivers of almonds and pistachios.
    • Set aside so that the ghee becomes firm before serving.
    • The Recipe of Surati Ghari is fully executed and ready to serve.

    Last Updated on : 3/06/2013



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