Holi Special – Fusion Half Moon Delight

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For the outer dough covering :

  • Atta – 1/2 cup
  • Maida – 1/2 cup
  • Salt & baking powder – A small pinch
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Powdered sugar – 1 tsp 
  • Green elaichi powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Warm milk – As needed to make a firm dough, cover and rest for 15-20 mins

For the filling :

  • Gajar halwa – 1/2 cup
  • Mava pedha – 2 to 3 crumbled
  • Choco chips – 1 tbsp
  • Rabdi or vanilla flavoured custard or mix fruit jam – 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Mix all the above well into a nice stuffing for the desi mithai
  • Oil/ghee for frying – As required

For toppings/serving:

  • Cherries/chocolate sauce/ saffron pista rabdi/chocolate basundi/chilled shots of thandai


  • Prepare the elements for this fusion desi sweet for Holi.
  • Roll out the rested dough into a large thin round chapati, using a cutter to cut out rounds.
  • Place the mixed stuffing using a teaspoon on one side of each round cut out, apply a little maida-water paste to seal the edges and close each of them to get the half-moon shapes, ideally use a fork as well to pinch the ends together.
  • Heat up oil/ghee and deep fry the sweet until lightly golden brown on both sides, turning them occasionally.
  • Remove and drain excess oil/fat and dust them with a little cinnamon-brown sugar or top with chocolate sauce and serve with the choice of accompaniments as desired.

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