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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Tosha


My theme for the marathon - Entries for the ongoing events.

Here is another recipe from my 'favorites folder', on the second day of blogging marathon 3. When I noticed Toshas for the first time on Satya's space, they seemed very appealing but I could not recall whether I had seen them earlier anywhere in India. After a little googling, I came to know that tosha is a Sindhi delicacy though I could not find many recipes for it, a common thing with the regional specials that are not that popular. The ones that I found over the web follow the same basic recipe and here is my interpretation of it. :)
Toshas are something like oblong badushas, if I could put it that way. :)  They are deep fried, dunked in the sugar syrup and then immediately removed so that the final product has a thin layer of sugar coating over it. Also tastewise, they remind you badushas, another delicacy popular through out the Indian region.
The process of tosha preparation is a pretty simple and quick one.


Ingredients for making about 30 toshas:
1 cup all purpose flour / maida
1/2 tsp baking soda (A couple of my toshas crumbled. Maybe I need to reduce the quantity next time to 1/4 tsp)
1/2 tsp salt
5 Tbsp yogurt
3 Tbsp oil
Oil to fry
2 cups sugar
1 cup water

Method:
1. Sieve the flour, salt and baking soda into a mixing bowl. Gradually add oil and yogurt to the bowl and form into a firm dough. I needed only the above mentioned quantities of yogurt and oil though the original recipe uses more. Follow your discretion while adding them.
2. Meanwhile, add sugar and water to a sauce pan and cook till a two thread consistency / very thick syrup is formed.
3. Pinch a marble sized portion from the dough and form it into an oblong shaped one like a date. Repeat the same with the remaining dough.
4. Heat the oil in a kadai / deep pan for frying. Fry the dough pieces on medium flame flipping them in between, until they turn brown. Drain on absorbent towels. Drop the fried toshas in the sugar syrup and roll them well so that they are coated well with the syrup. Remove them and let cool. Store them in an airtight container.

Toshas after the sugar syrup has completely dried.

This goes to  Food Palette - Brown hosted at Torview.

Check out the other bloggers doing this Blogging Marathon.
30 minute meals:Priya Mahadevan, Pavani
Salad: Ila, Divya Vikram
Entries for the ongoing events: Priya Suresh, Harini
Kid friendly dishes: Vatsala, Jay, Kamalika
Rice dishes: Veena KrishnaKumar, Padma Rekha, Priya Srinivasan

Comments

28 comments:

harini-jaya said...

The process looks very close to Badushas to me, barring the shape.
Did you have to knead a lot or any resting time?

savitha ramesh said...

lovely toshas.....thanks for sharing.

Cooks said...

They look like Andhra "kaja" (bullets from Kakinada) except that for I think kajas are folded. But whatever they are, they look super tempting and delicious. Yummy pics.

Leena said...

mmmmm...delicious!

Now Serving said...

these Toshas are bring SANtosha to my eyes ;)) Very lovely sweet and great pics :)

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow very delicious toshas,luks yummy!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

This is so good... Love the clicks..
http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

PJ said...

Looks extremely delicious...

Gayathri Kumar said...

Wow! Toshas looks so nice. Bookmarked.

Suma Gandlur said...

Harini,
There was no kneading / resting period for toshas in the recipe. However I did rest it for about 15 minutes while I was preparing sugar syrup and taking care of other things.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wow so yummy and delicious !!! loved them !!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that is so mouth watering, love it dear. Very very delish looking.

Shanavi said...

Thanks for introducing this new dessert

Kalpana Sareesh said...

looks yummy..

Divya Vikram said...

I love badushahs. Sounds like a bite sized version of that.

PriyaVaasu said...

Quick Treat!!! Looks Yum!!!

kitchen queen said...

tempting and inviting toshas.

ila said...

Toshas are new to me but looks delicious and tempting:) ll try out this:)

Srivalli said...

Very interesting Suma..

Kairali sisters said...

Its very new to me. looks too good :)

Akila said...

thought its a gulab jamun...
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Akila

Srimathi said...

Looks delicious. I am at your blog after a long time. How are you doing?

Priya said...

Woww feel like having some Toshas, they looks pretty cute and yummy..

Smitha said...

very yum!!...I have seen this too...they remind me to kakinada kajas tho...but they are more closer to badushas...

Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

PuzzlingChristian said...

yummy

rekhas kitchen said...

Suma this one looks like tapeswaram kaja which is very famous in costal Andhra recipe also almost same I have the recipe and pic. in my draft will post it soon.looks so tempting.

veena krishnakumar said...

Yummmmm. I have seen this in satya's blog too. Bookmarked

Torviewtoronto said...

thank you for sending these look delicious and fabulous sweet