This is an age old traditional recipe from the South of Tamil Nadu.They bake these in
old age firewood ovens those days.Well ,i have cherished memories when i was a kid
and had the opportunity to see it baking in the firewood ovens.The process of baking
,the aroma and the produce was more than awesome.In fact,when i made, i did not get
that exotic taste,which i still remember.Anyway ,let me share this traditional recipe with
you.This can be stored for some time ,and no doubt it tastes good.
300 gms semolina
300 gm powdered sugar
150-175 gm ghee
1 tsp.cardamon essence or 1 tsp cardamon powder
1 tsp.baking powder
a pinch of salt
1/4 tsp.powdered nutmeg.
1/2 cup cashewnut ground coarse and a few to add on the top (not in the recipe ,i wanted
to add to the taste)
Melt the ghee lightly,add to the semolina (with the baking powder) and set aside.Beat the
eggs well and add to the semolina mix,and set aside for 5-6 hours.
Sugar should be added only after the semolina is well soaked.
Now add the sugar ,and the rest of the ingredients.Mix well and pour into a greased and
lined baking tray.Bake in a slow oven for 120-130 degrees.