Chirota | How to make Chirota

By Suvarna Desai  |  15th Nov 2015  |  
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About Chirota Recipe

Chirota is a traditional maharashtarian recipe prepared mainly during the diwali festival. This beautiful dish is as colorful as diwali .

Chirota is a delicious dish which is liked by the people of every age group. Chirota by Suvarna Desai is a step by step process by which you can learn how to make Chirota at your home. It is an easy recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. Chirota is a dish which comes from Maharashtra cuisine and is very much popular throughout the worldwide This recipe is perfect to serve 15 people. You can find this dish at almost every restaurant and you can also prepare this at your home. It is an easy recipe which doesn't take so much time. This amazing and mouthwatering Chirota takes few minute for the preparation and 45 minute for cooking. The aroma of this Chirota make you more hungry and you couldn't stop yourself from having this. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for any party or special occasion then Chirota will be the best option for you. The flavor of Chirota is unforgettable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Chirota at your weekends and impress your family and friends.


Ingredients to make Chirota

  • maida – 300 gms .
  • ghee – 3 tbsp
  • Aararoot – 3 tbsp
  • Powder sugar for dusting
  • oil to fry

How to make Chirota

  1. Heat 3 tbsp oil and pour it over the maida, mix well and make a dough.(Note that the dough should be more harder than a roti dough.)
  2. Let the dough rest for half an hour. Meanwhile take the ghee in a plate and whip it with your hand till it becomes light, then slowly add the aararoot to it and form a semi solid paste.
  3. Make 6 portions of the dough and knead with your hands till it becomes soft. Now roll a thin roti and put in the ghee paste, spread it evenly on the entire roti.
  4. Roll the second roti and put it on top of the rolled roti, spread the paste on top of this as well. Finally roll a third roti and put it on top of the second one, once again spread the paste evenly on this.
  5. Now press all the three rotis from the sides and roll them tightly. You will now have a nice long roll, now cut 1/2 “ pieces of it
  6. You will have nearly 14-16 pieces out of one roll. Now take one piece and flatten it with your palm, roll it into the shape of a small puri.
  7. Heat oil in a kadai and fry this puri on a slow flame, while it is frying continue sprinkling hot oil on top of this chirota, the layers will come up nicely. Make sure to fry it nicely from both sides.
  8. Keep these chirotas on paper overnight to drain the excess oil.
  9. In the morning, sprinkle some powdered sugar on the layers of Chirotas and enjoy!

Reviews for Chirota (3)

Andrea Srivastava2 years ago

What is aararoot? I want to learn to prepare this dish dear, please help :)

Revathi Kannan3 years ago

Looks lovely!

Kalpana Vinay3 years ago

Suverna,nice recipe.. But could not understand red coloured layers Please educate

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