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Apple Fritters (Indian style!)

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Try this Indian version of favorite classical dessert, I am sure you will just love it!
  Granny smith apples/Red delicious apples 4 Large (firm)
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs) (maida)
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Egg 1 Large
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon (adjust quantity as per taste)
  Finely grated orange zest 1 Tablespoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Rose water/Orange blossom water 3 Drop
  Cardamom powder 1 Pinch
  Saffron 1 Pinch
  Honey 1 Tablespoon (floral variety - adjust quantity as per taste)
  Vegetable oil/Canola oil 100 Milliliter (For shallow frying)
  Toasted almond slices 1 Teaspoon (for garnish)

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour with enough milk to form a smooth and slightly thickened batter. Next, add in the egg along with the salt, sugar orange zest and the baking powder. Mix well to combine all of the ingredients, cover with plastic wrap and set aside until needed (at least 10-15 minutes).

In the meantime, wash and dry the apples. Peel and core the apples, then slice them into ¼ inch thick rings. Drop them directly into the batter.

Heat a deep skillet on medium heat with enough oil for shallow frying. When hot, carefully add the coated apple slices (shake off any excess batter before frying). Fry until golden brown on both sides and drain well on absorbent paper towel. Transfer to a serving platter.

In a small saucepan, on low heat add about ½ cup of honey. Keep stirring. If it is too thick, you can add a little orange juice (or even water) to slightly thin it out. Add the rose water, ground cardamom powder and saffron. Stir well and bring to a gentle simmer and remove from the heat. Liberally spoon the fragrant honey mixture over the apple fritters. Garnish with the toasted almond slices and serve. This dish tastes great with a scoop of ice cream!

Recipe Summary

Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Apple Fritters are an easy and delicious dessert. They are popular throughout Europe, the Americas and even the Middle East. There are many variations to this dish and although it is not a traditional Indian dessert, I have created a version of Apple Fritters with an Indian twist of course! Try them; I am sure you will love them as much as I do. The rose water or orange blossom water used in this recipe can be easily found in most Indian grocery stores.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 529 Calories from Fat 186

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.3%

Saturated Fat 4 g19.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 42.8 mg14.3%

Sodium 119.2 mg5%

Total Carbohydrates 77 g25.5%

Dietary Fiber 5.3 g21.3%

Sugars 24.8 g

Protein 10 g20.4%

Vitamin A 2.6% Vitamin C 5.9%

Calcium 13.6% Iron 17.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Apple Fritters (Indian Style!) Recipe