(Wheat Flour Ball Marmalade)

Makes – 8 pieces


Whole Wheat Flour – 2 cups

Cumin seeds – 1 tblsp.

Whole Pepper corns – 1 tblsp.

Cardamom seeds – 1 tblsp.

Salt – to taste

Baking powder – pinch

Water (for dough) – 20 ml.

Ghee – 5 tblsp.

Oil – for frying

Sugar – 2 cups (for sugar syrup)

Water – 2 cups (for sugar)

Rose water – 1 tblsp.

Rose Petals – few


1.)    Grind the whole peppercorns, cumin seeds and cardamom seeds to a powder.

2.)    In a paat, mix whole-wheat flour, baking powder and salt. Add the powdered spices to this mixture.

3.)    Rub in 5 tblsp.ghee to the above mixture. It will form granules. Add enough water to form hard dough.

4.)    Divide the dough into 8 small round balls.

5.)    Heat the oil for frying on a medium flame. When hot, add deep fry the balls till they are crisp and golden in colour. Remove and drain off the excess oil. Keep the Toshas aside.

6.)    Prepare a sugar syrup of 1 string consistency – (Heat water. Add sugar to it. Heat it till the sugar caramelizes and the consistency becomes that of 1 string.) Add rose water to the sugar syrup and mix thoroughly.

7.)    Add the Toshas to the sugar syrup. Remove and allow the syrup to dry on the Toshas.

8.)    Garnish the Toshas with a rose petal.

9.)    Allow the Toshas to dry completely and store them in an airtight container.

To serve

Toshas are any time sweets and can be served with any of the meals.

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