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April 27, 2015

ROATH (Kashmiri Dry Fruit Cake)

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Festival : Punin Region : Jammu and Kashmir
 Recipe by : ,Mumbai , India
Last Updated: 27-4-2015
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Roath is a popular Kashmiri dryfruit Cake, usually prepared at the time of the Kashmiri festival, Punin in the month of September.

Ingredients :

Wheat flour - 1 kg
Black cardamom crushed - 3 no
Ghee/clarified butter (for mixing) - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Khus-khus/poppy seed - 1 1/2 tsp
Ghee (for frying) - 500 gm
Almonds(Soaked & peeled) - 20 no
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Cooking Method :

Mix 2 tbsp. of ghee and black cardamom with the flour. Rub it in well. Mix the sugar with 11/2 cup of water in a bowl. When the sugar has dissolved, add it to the flour. Knead well and make stiff dough. Add more water, if necessary.

Make eight balls of equal size with the dough and roll them into half-inch thick rounds, about eight to nine inches in diameter. Pierce with a fork all over and decorate by marking designs. Brush little yogurt on bread and sprinkle little khus-khus/poppy seed. Press almonds and cashew nuts. Fry in medium-hot ghee/clarified butter till bread is reddish brown. Fry both sides by turning with ladle carefully. Silver foil is also pasted on roath after frying (optional).

Note : Roaths are usually prepared at the time of the Kashmiri festival, Punin in the month of September. Roath is prepared and puja is performed to invoke gods for the blessings of prosperity and good luck. Traditionally a folk story is narrated by elder persons of the family.

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