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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 339.0
  • Total Fat: 23.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.9 mg
  • Sodium: 12.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g

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Saanzoree

Submitted by: KOMAL53

Introduction

This is the traditional sweet prepared to celebrate Lord Krishna's birthday in our house.All Indians are basically very religious and hence we have a plentitude of traditional sweets.It is my experience that these special sweets or Food in general always tastes better if offered to the Supreme Being first.This is true of all the various religious Communities that make up India.We first give thanks to the Almighty and then eat the 'blessed' food----it always tastes divine!!! This is the traditional sweet prepared to celebrate Lord Krishna's birthday in our house.All Indians are basically very religious and hence we have a plentitude of traditional sweets.It is my experience that these special sweets or Food in general always tastes better if offered to the Supreme Being first.This is true of all the various religious Communities that make up India.We first give thanks to the Almighty and then eat the 'blessed' food----it always tastes divine!!!
Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    SAANZAA
    400gms.Semolina(Rava/Sooji)
    200gms.Ghee
    200gms.Granulated Sugar
    600ml.Coconut Milk
    2tsp.Saffron Threads
    2tsp.Cardamom Powder(Velchi/Ilaichi powder)
    1tsp.Nutmeg Powder(Jaiphal)
    5ogms.Golden Raisins(optional)
    DOUGH
    200gms.Allpurpose Flour(Maida)
    1pinch of Salt
    200gms.Sunflower Oil
    2 tender Banana Leaves



Directions

SAANZAA
Heat a Non-Stick Wok and add the Ghee to it.Roast the Semolina in the ghee till golden and aromatic.Add the Coconut Milk and cook till all the liquid is absorbed.When the Semolina Mix is dry and spongy add the Sugar,Cardamom-Nutmeg Powders,Saffron threads and the Raisins.Stir the Sugar in to mix well and cook till dry but moist.Remove from heat and set aside to cool.When cool divide into 20 equal balls.
COVER
Knead the Allpurpose flour to a pliable Dough with 1pinch of Salt and Water.Now slowly mix in the Oil bit by bit till Dough reaches a smooth Elastic consistency.Cover with a well wrung out wet cloth and set aside for 1 hour.
MAKING
Take a small ball of the kneaded elasticised Dough.Place the Saanzaa ball in the centre and gently pull up the sides of the Dough and seal. Prepare all the stuffed balls like this---approximately 20.Place a greased Banana Leaf on a flat surface or cover a surface with Cling Foil and gently pat out evenly stuffed rounds.Take care to see that the cover stays intact.
Roast on a hot griddle and serve hot.These can be stored in the 'Fridge for 2-3 days only as the Coconut Milk has a tendency to spoil.It tastes fresh heated in the Microwave before eating .

Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KOMAL53.






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  • Wonderful I am going to try it soon. Do you deep fry it or you put it on the Tawa and pan fry it? It read delicious. - 3/21/11

    Reply from KOMAL53 (3/21/11)
    You Pan Fry this on a Tawa with a little Pure Desi Ghee--remember to keep he flame low.Thank You for your positive Comment!!


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  • Thanks for posting this. I'm adding it to my cookbook. - 8/26/10

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