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Monday 16 July 2012


There are some dishes that we have grown up eating, that sometimes it doesn't seem special to be have them to eat. One such dish is the one I am sharing today. It is a Rajasthani sweet dish and it is made regularly at home by my Mom and MIL. I had never given much thought to it until recently, when I had to make it myself. It is simple and yet delicious. The gum grains puff up in ghee (clarified butter) and the resultant dish has melt in mouth texture. Don't use ghee sparingly here other wise it will be dry and will not taste nice.

I tried to Google for this recipe, but didn't get a single hit! May be it is called by different names by different people. Do let me know if you know of anything similar to this one.

Serves 2:

1/2 cup wheat flour/atta
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp edible gum grains
3tbsp powdered sugar
5-6 peppercorns, optional
5-6 almonds roughly chopped


1. Heat a pan and add ghee. Keep the flame on medium high and add the peppercorns and the wheat flour. Stir continuously till the colour is a shade or two darker and it emanates a nice flavor of being roasted. At this point if you feel that mixture is looking dry then add another spoonful of ghee.
2. Turn the heat on high and add the edible gum grains and stir slightly. The grains will puff up. It will take at the most 2 minutes. When all the grains have puffed up remove it from heat and let it cool.
3. Once cooled add the sugar and almonds and stir gently.
4. Serve it warm or cold. You can garnish it with thin almond slices.

Linking it to Walk Through Memory Lane . This event is the brain child of Gayathri


  1. Heard about this kaankari but never had a chance to try them,thanks for sharing Jyoti.

  2. Wow!!! I absolutely love kaankri, in fact I have been wanting to post a couple of rajasthani recipes lying in my drafts- missi pudi, kaankri etc.

    At my in laws place, they call this kalimirch.

    Loved your post!

  3. Something new to me & looks interesting & yummm!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. wow this is something new...looks nice.

  5. thats a very new recipe.. very interesting... teh edible gum balls is what u call " gondh " right?

  6. Yummy pictures and good to read about this. Will try :)!
    A nice blog on food, places and books :D!

    Will explore more.
    Best wishes! :)


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