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Murir (Puffed Rice) Pantua: a confection with a difference

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Puffed Rice Pantua

Puffed rice is a staple evening snack for the Bengalis. But when it turns into a mouth-watering sweet, you cannot stop your craving.

Ingredients for Puffed Rice Pantua:

Puffed Rice- 4 cups

Powdered Milk- 4 tbsp

All-purpose flour (Maida)- 3 tbsp

Baking powder- 1/2 tbsp

Milk(room temperature)- 1/2 cup

Ghee- 3 tbsp

Sugar- 1/2 cups

Saffron

Cardamom (Elaichi)

Salt- to taste

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Process:

  • Put the muri in a mixture grinder and grind it well. Then winnow it proprly.
  • Mix the powdered puffed rice, powdered milk, all-purpose flour (Maida), baking powder, sugar, salt, saffron together and pour a little amount of milk to make it a dough.
  • Grease the dough with ghee and keep it inside a closed bowl for 15 minutes.
  • Take a small amount of dough and make small balls.
  • Add oil and ghee in a pan and put the dough balls into it and fry till it turns brownish. After this, set aside the dough balls for 8 mins.
  • Take a pan and add sugar and water to it to make a sugar syrup.  Add saffron and cardamom to it and cook until thickens.
  • Add the dough balls into the sugar syrup and, in medium flame, keep the balls for 1 hour.

Your ‘Murir Pantua’ is ready to be served, soft, juicy and delicious.

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