Oct 26, 2016

Goru Meetilu or Goru Mitai

My final recipe for this week under Indian Sweets is again a traditional sweet from Andhra cuisine. Goru Meetilu is a traditional sweet which specially made for deepavali in some regions of Andhra Pradesh. The name Goru meetilu is because we give shape for this sweet with our thumb finger nail, goru means nail in Telugu. We are giving the shape with thumb finger nail and dipping them in the sugar syrup to make them sweet. Meeti or mitai means sweet ,actually meeti is not  a Telugu word I don't know how they adopted. Will do a bit investigation on that.
The main ingredients for this recipe is maida, rava, and sugar. Here in this recipe I used chiroti rava whis is fine upma rava. You can use normal upma rava also. The original recipe calls for upma rava because we don't get chiroti rava in Andhra Pradesh.
Next ingredient is sugar in some homes they mix half sugar and half jaggery or only with jaggery. But some how my choice is sugar so choosing the sweetener is your choice.
You can use whole wheat flour in stead of maida or you can mix half maida and half wheat flour. only thing if you use wheat flour you get a little dark color.
Now let's check the recipe.
   
INGREDIENTS:---
Maida (all purpose flour)  ---  200 grams
Chiroti rava or upma rava  ---  3 tab sp
Soda- bi- carb --  a big pinch
Salt   ---  a big pinch
Ghee  ---  50 grams melted
Sugar  ---  150 grams
Cardamom powder  --- 1 tab sp
Ghee  ---  1 tea sp
Milk --- 1/2 cup
Water  ---  1/2 cup
Oil for deep frying

METHOD:---
1. In a mixing bowl take maida, rava, soda-bi-carb, salt,  ghee and rub with your fingers to give a crumb texture to the flour.
2. Add half cup milk and half cup water to the flour mixture and knead in to a stiff dough. Knead this dough for five minutes, cover with a cloth and set a side for half an hour.
3. Now make small balls out of this dough and roll them in to a finger shape.
4. Press the dough fingers in the center, now take the dough finger in between your index finger and middle finger and press with your thumb finger to make impression by this time you get a shape on the top leave a small gap and do the same to give goru meeti shape,

5. Do the process with all the dough and set a side.
6. Heat oil in a deep frying pan and  keep the heat in low and drop this goru meetilu slowly one by one in to the hot oil.
7. Fry goru meetilu in a low heat till golden, remove from oil and set a side.
FOR SYRUP:----
8. In a thick bottom pan take sugar add 1/2 cup water mix well till sugar dissolves in water.
9. Cook this sugar water in a medium heat till you get a two thread consistence, add ghee and cardamam powder mix well and add fried goru meetilu and mix well to coat the sugar syrup all over the goru meetilu.
10. Mix well and remove the gori meetilu from sugar syrup and spread them on a plate and let them cool.
Store Goru meetilu in a air tight container.
Goru meetilu will stay for a month. 
                                                                               
make small balls out of this dough and roll them in to a finger shape.

Press the dough fingers in the center



now take the dough finger in between your index finger and middle finger and press with your thumb finger to make impression

by this time you get a shape on the top
leave a small gap and do the same to give goru meeti shape,
Do the process with all the dough and set a side.
Heat oil in a deep frying pan and  keep the heat in low and drop this goru meetilu slowly one by one in to the hot oil.
Fry goru meetilu in a low heat till golden, remove from oil and set a side.
Now make the sugar syrup as I said in the recipe method above and fold the Goru meetilu in the sugar syrup to coat well.

6 comments:

Priya Suresh said...

Wow, such an interesting sweet, hearing for the first time, cant wait to try soon.

Annu Swamy said...

Interesting way of making. The pictures are very helpful.

Maha Gadde said...

never listened about this sweet til now..interesting..

Suma Gandlur said...

That's an interesting shape and I bet these taste awesome.

Pavani N said...

Padma, these goru meetilu bring back so many memories. We used to have a neighbor aunty who made these and my mom learnt from her. Will have to ask my mom if she still remembers how to make them :-)

Harini-Jaya R said...

Very interesting shape and name of the sweet as well.