I love to try foods and sweets from different countries. One of those beautiful desserts that I tried a famous dessert from Bangladesh that is called Golap pitha or rose flower pitha.
Golap گلاپ means rose. Making these pretty colourful roses is lots of fun and they are very tasty. They look gorgeous outside and inside with lovely sweet taste of spices such as cardamom or cinnamon.
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tbsp Ghee or butter
- ّFood colouring
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 ½ cups water
- Pinch of cardamom or cinnamon
Add milk, flour and ghee to a pan on low heat and mix well. Stir continuously and cook it for 2 minutes. Then remove from the pan and let it sit for 5 minutes. Next, Place it on a board and knead the dough for 2 minutes.
Divide the dough into 4 balls. If you wish to have multi coloured sweets roses, add pinch of food colouring to the dough and set aside.
Using a rolling pan, roll each ball into a thin flat dough. Use a glass and cut flattened dough and cut into small circles. Roll small piece of dough and make tiny drop shape dough.( see the photos).
For making a rose, you need 3 of theses small circles. Place 3 small circles on top of each other make a hollow with your finger in the centre of dough. from the centre of the dough make 3 cuts ( as you see in the photo).
Put the small drop in the centre and start to fold each petal round the drop. Keep doing until finish all petals.
Cut the green colour dough into leaf shapes. Add one cup sugar and cardamom with 1 ½ cups water to a pot and dissolve the sugar. Let it boil for 5 minutes until it become a little thick.
Heat the oil on a medium heat and fry rose shaped dough until it fried and cooked inside. Take out fried Golap pitha from the oil and soak in warm syrup for a minute and transfer it to a plate.