2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup rice flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp plain yogurt
1 cup warm water
1/2 tsp saffron threads, slowly dry-roasted and powdered
3 cups sugar
2 cups water
1/2 tsp green cardamom seeds powder
2 tbsp kewra water
ghee or oil for frying
Mix the flour, semolina or rice flour, baking powder, curd and 3/4th cup of the water in a bowl. Mix well with a whisk.
Mix well and then add remaining water and 1/8th tsp of saffron powder, and whisk until smooth.
Set aside for about 2 hours to ferment. Whisk thoroughly before use.
Prepare string syrup by dissolving sugar in the water.
Just before the syrup is ready add saffron and cardamom powder.
Heat oil in a deep pan.
Pour the batter in a steady stream into the pan to form coils.
Make a few at a time.
Deep fry them until they are golden and crisp all over but not brown.
Remove from the pan and drain on kitchen paper and immerse in the syrup.
Leave for at least 4-5 minutes so that they soak the syrup.
Take them out of syrup and serve hot.