If you’re rather puzzled by the title of todays post let me rest you assure Dhai Wara’s do exist. Dhai Wara is a Indian pastry perfect for tea. It consists of a dough like pastry dipped into hot syrup and then coated with desiccated coconut. Today I bring you the easiest recipe for a tea dipper possible and with only 6 ingredient (aside from water, which, I assume we all have!). Find the recipe down below.
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 tsp melted butter or ghee (find that at our local Indian grocer, I like the East End brand, you can even make it at home!)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1. In a bowl crumble together the flour, baking powder and melted butter/ghee (I prefer ghee) until bread crumbs have formed.
*Note* – ghee is just clarified butter
2. Then add in the buttermilk and mix together to form a dough
3. Roll out dough till at 1cm thickness has formed
4. Using a flower shaped cutter (or any other shape you desire) cut out dough and place on baking sheet for 5 mins
5. Deep Fry until a light gold colour has formed. Make sure you coat the Dhaiwara in oil by using a spoon and pouring it over the Dhaiwara as it fries *Note* the more the dough rises as frying the better the Dhaiwara. Once done don’t stack in top as it looses its puffiness.
6. Whilst cooling start preparing syrup mixture using the water and sugar. In a saucepan let the water and sugar boil until all the sugar has dissolved and the mixture starts to thicken slightly. Before dipping Dhaiwara in allow syrup to cool for 4 mins.
7. Dip and coat in coconut and serve hot!