Rose cookies (Achappams) Recipe

Rose cookies are good looking and tasty snacks of South India, especially in Kerala. These are prepared for evening snacks and during Christmas time.

Items required

  • Maida - 250 g
  • Eggs- 2 Nos
  • Coconut milk - 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • Sugar - 1 tbl.spoon
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Oil - 1 cup
  • Black sesame seeds (til) - 1 tsp.
  • Baking powder - 1 pinch

  • Method of Preparation
  • Sieve Maida well and place it in a bowl.
  • Break the eggs and pour the contents into another bowl, and beat it well.
  • Add sugar and the salt, baking powder, and the sesame seeds and mix well.
  • Add the egg mixture into the maida and mix well.
  • Add the coconut milk and mix well again.
  • Keep a kadai or frying pan on the stove and heat the oil.
  • Keep the mould (a special mould for making rose cookies) in the oil to get heated.
  • Remove the mould from the oil, and stir it for a second to remove the excess oil, and then dip it half way in the batter.
  • Remove it immediately and place the mould back in the oil. After a second or two, start shaking it so that the cookies will leave the mould and fall in the oil.
  • Fry the cookies on both sides till golden brown and remove them onto a paper to drain well.
  • Continue making cookies from the remaining batter.
  • When ready,store them in an air tight container.
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