Saturday, 7 November 2015

Thor - Meetha Saata - Deep Fried Pastry dipped in a thick Sugar glaze !

An authentic Gujarati sweet Meetha Saata or Thor, a deep fried eggless pastry dipped in a thick sugar glaze. Thor (pronounced like the movie Thor) is one of the simplest Indian sweets and one of the oldest. It is usually offered to Lord Krishna on the Hindu new years day or made on Diwali. It is a deep fried pastry in desi ghee that is dipped in a thick sugary glaze. This glaze hardens to form a scrumptious white sugary crust which provides a wonderful texture when bitten into. My daughter loves this sweet, so I thought I would make it this Diwali!

Thor-Meetha Saata-Deep fried pastry dipped in a thick Sugar glaze is perfect sweet for Diwali -Festival of Lights.

Nothing screams Diwali quite like pushing through crowds in Indian food shops to buy those all important ingredients and squeezing past other women in Indian clothes shops buying their Diwali outfits.

Thor-Meetha Saata-Deep fried pastry dipped in a thick Sugar glaze is perfect sweet for Diwali -Festival of Lights.
With just the mention of Diwali, my daughter starts scouring the internet for the latest designs. This year, we have been seeing designs inspired by the new Salman Khan film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. She was eagerly showing me whilst I was drafting this post.

Thor-Meetha Saata-Deep fried pastry dipped in a thick Sugar glaze is perfect sweet for Diwali -Festival of Lights.
With Diwali comes this urge to dress magnificently. Women dream of wearing the perfect outfit for Diwali day! As Indians like to do everything magnificently and as over the top as possible, even our sweets are dressed as if they are brides!

Thor-Meetha Saata-Deep fried pastry dipped in a thick Sugar glaze is perfect sweet for Diwali -Festival of Lights.
It's hard to tell the difference between walking into an Indian sweet store and walking into a saree shop - both are an explosion of colour! Sometimes I think that the clothes look good enough to eat and the sweets look good enough to wear!

Thor-Meetha Saata-Deep fried pastry dipped in a thick Sugar glaze is perfect sweet for Diwali -Festival of Lights.
Both are adorned just as lovingly and lavishingly as each other that you can't always tell the difference between the two! Indian fabrics are covered in beautiful lace, zari and resham threads and our sweets are embellished with varakh, colourful nuts and flower petals.

Thor-Meetha Saata-Deep fried pastry dipped in a thick Sugar glaze is perfect sweet for Diwali -Festival of Lights.
There is something special about very traditional looking outfits and indeed eating the very traditional sweets too. We can create as many fusion outfits or make fusion dishes but nothing beats authenticity.

Thor-Meetha Saata-Deep fried pastry dipped in a thick Sugar glaze is perfect sweet for Diwali -Festival of Lights.
This is what made me want to go back to tradition and make the age old Indian sweet Thor.
The diwali feast seems incomplete without the old school dishes and mithais. Especially when you don't eat Indian sweets all of the time, you really crave the classical recipes!

Thor-Meetha Saata-Deep fried pastry dipped in a thick Sugar glaze is perfect sweet for Diwali -Festival of Lights.


Thor-Meetha Saata-Deep fried pastry dipped in a thick Sugar glaze is perfect sweet for Diwali -Festival of Lights.
Thor recipe is extremely simple, and definitely to prepare at home is not at all an onerous task. Requires just a few ingredients, little attention, while making it and Voila !! In little time you will have unbeatable authentic and traditional Thor ready to devour. Thor is deliciously crispy from outside and delightfully flaky and it melts in your mouth. Generally Thor is kept very simple, because I prepared for Diwali I had to adorn my Thor :)

Thor-Meetha Saata-Deep fried pastry dipped in a thick Sugar glaze is perfect sweet for Diwali -Festival of Lights.

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Yield: 8-10 big piecesPin it

Thor - Meetha Saata

prep time: 20 minscook time: 1 minstotal time: 21 mins
An authentic Gujarati sweet Meetha Saata or Thor, a deep fried eggless pastry dipped in a thick sugar glaze.

ingredients:

You will need:- Thor - Pastry

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 4 tbsp. Desi Ghee
  • 3-4 tbsp. milk 
  • Desi ghee for deep fry
You will need:- Sugar glaze and garnishing 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. milk
  • 2-3 tbsp chopped Pistachio 
  • 2-3 tbsp. edible dried rose petals
  • 2 tsp. cardamom seeds crushed

instructions:

Place flour in a plate, add ghee and rub flour and ghee with your fingers.
Combine well, start adding milk little by little and knead a stiff pliable dough.
Cover with a clean kitchen towel for 10-15 minutes.
Divide dough into small golf size balls.
Roll out small round shape puri, thicker than normal puri.
Prick with the sharp knife or fork.
Heat ghee on a medium heat, GENTLY place in a couple of rounds and turn the heat on low.
Very gently fry rounds till nice and brown, it will take about 5-6 minutes. 
Remove from the ghee and continue until all of the thor have fried. 
Keep each thor separated on a thali.
Let them cool completely. 
Take a couple of baking sheet, greased little oil on it, by doing this THOR will not stick to on the tray.
To make sugar glaze take a non-stick pan.
Add sugar and water, heat sugar on a medium heat.
Keep stirring and let the sugar dissolve completely.
Let the syrup go very thick.
Add milk and switch off the heat.
Now quickly drop thor one by one into glaze and coat completely and put them on a greased baking sheet.
Sprinkle cardamom seeds rose petals and pistachio nuts.
Let the glaze set about an hour or so.
Once the glaze is set, THOR will be white.
Store in an airtight container.
Enjoy!

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27 comments:

  1. I love thor but have never tried to make it at home.Your photos make it even more tempting. Happy Diwali

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    1. Now is the time :) Try it its so easy to make ! Wishing you a very happy Diwali .

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    2. I still haven't tried it but with 2 recipes in one day of Thor..have to give it a try this Diwali :)

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  2. Very tempting pics.. looks superb. This year me definately trying this amazing Thor. Please tell me how thick should be sugar syrup.. 2 or 3 strings ???

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  3. We call these Petha back home and I am feeling so nostalgic looking at these today! Thanks for sharing! Will definitely make some this diwali

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  4. One of my friend introduced this to me and we all loved it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  5. Jagruti, Your photos of Thor are mesmerizing! They announce to the world "Diwali is here" Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe.

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  6. This looks delicious and seems easy to make. Thanks for this recipe Jagruti, nice clicks

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  7. We also make saatas.. I thought this was only a Sindhi sweet.. amazing how we have similarities in our cuisines.

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  8. The pics of Thor are so tempting and so is the recipe. Love these kind of homemade treats during Diwali, have to try your recipe this Diwali for sure it will make the festivities more special, thanks for the lovely recipe.

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  9. Omg those thor makes me drool. How pretty and catchy those Thor looks, most prefect Diwali sweet treat Jags, dunno u know i have tried and blogged this thor after going your post.

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  10. Never heard of this sweet dish. But the recipe sounds easy and your stunning pics make me drool and tempt to give this a try Jagruti 🤗

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  11. The thor looks lipsmacking... as usual amazing clicks too which scream of the festival mood...

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  12. I never knew there is a sweet called "Thor". Authentic dessert for diwali and looks stunning. Lovely capture and toppings.

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  13. LOL I love Thor! Looks lipsmackingly delicious! The girls will also be interested in Thor!

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  14. Such an amazing and unique recipe. As usual the pics look beautiful and I feel like picking one of these right off the screen.

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  15. Amazing images and contrasts here Jagruthi. The recipe looks delish too.

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  16. Never heard this before, but looks super yummy. Perfect to celebrate any festivals.

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  17. I too am greatly fond of Saata and often make it during the festive season, especially on karvachauth and Diwali. Needless to say, Yours look absolutely delish and mouthwatering with mind blowing photography as always.

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  18. This recipe is new for me. But these looks so good..surely a treat for Diwali.Love those topings :)

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  19. Looking absolutely royal sweet. We make this kind of mathris which I had only in marriages. With such sweets Diwali will be double celebration.

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  20. The description and the clicks just took my breath away! What a treat for the senses - decadent, delicious and so indulgent!

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  21. New for me this dish is :) As always clicks are wow !!!!!! LOve to try this sweet soon ..... lovely share :)

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  22. This is how we make sugar coated mathis in Punjab, only difference being that in place of milk we add water. But definitely your clicks, your description is uncomparable. Loved it to the core :)

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  23. Diwali is one of the occasion we have eagerly waited as little ones(even now) to wear new dress and burst crackers...and lap to devour sweets...this reminds of badhusha...looks scrumptious

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