Thaen is honey and Mittai is sweet. But these were not made with honey. They are called so because they are as sweet as honey. :tounge:
These are popular in petty shops (Potti kadai) in India. These are finger licking desserts that anyone will love when they have it. My dad never gets me any food items from road side shops. He would have had this many times but he never wants to get these for me 😉 because he believes that these are not healthy for me 😀 . But I had them once 😀 Sadly only once 🙁 . My close friend Jo when she came back from vacation got me these. And I loved it. We finished one packet of these delicious ones in an hour. 😀
When I asked her about what sweets to make 😉 she gave me a list and I picked this from that! 😀 She was as excited as me when I told her that I will make these. :O Surely will make these ones when she visits me!! 😉
- Rice – ½ cup ( I used idli rice)
- Whole Urad dal – 2 tbsp
- Food Colour – 1 tsp, Orange red colour
- Oil – for Deep frying
- Sugar Syrup:
- Sugar – ½ cup
- Water – 2 tbsp
- Cardamom powder – 1tsp
- baking powder - a pinch
- Sugar – 2tsp (to coat)
- Soak rice and whole urad dal in water for three hours.
- Blend them into a smooth paste. Add food color, baking powder to the batter. Mix well and set aside.
- Boil the water in a large bottom pot and add the sugar and cardamom powder to it. Boil them till they reach one thread consistency or thicker consistency. Switch off and set aside.
- Heat oil in a pan. Take some dough in your hands and slowly drop the dough in small batches.
- When it gets fried, remove them and drain them in a kitchen towel. And after a minute add it to the sugar syrup and let them soak. The sugar balls will drink up all the syrup .
- Coat them in sugar crystals
- Store them in an airtight container and enjoy it for a week.