Sarapuli is among the heavenly recipes (Mahaprasad) offered at Lord Jagannath Temple, Puri...
It is a melt in mouth type desert, prepared from thick creams...cream is known as sara in oriya, so the name is sarapuli...i had it long back during my childhood,but never forgot the taste..so today im sharing this yummy desert of my Lord with all of u..:-)
1 litre Milk
50 gm Ghee
100 gm Very Thick Milk
U can also use condensed milk of same amount as me..:-)
For Syrup:- 100ml Water + 250gm Sugar + 1 tsp Cardamom powder
Place the milk in a heavy buttomed panand boil continuously until a thick layer of cream/malai/sara forms on top.
Skim of the cream and continue the process till no more cream is formed..
Allow the cream to cool and mix it properly with the thick milk or condensed milk.
If the milk remained is enough thick as the consistency of condensed milk, then u can use it for further use in place of condensed milk...
Some people also use 1-2tsp of all purpose flour(maida) with thick milk and cream...but i dint use it to follow the authenticity...
Then heat lil ghee in a pan.
Pour 1 tbsp of the cream mixture to the pan and let it spread by its own..
When it is nicely browned, remove it and keep aside.
As these sarapulis are so soft, u must have to take extra care while removing it..
Repeat the process till the mixture is over.
Bring the water to boil along with the sugar and cardamom powder.
Stir it continuously till the sugar dissolves.
Let it boil for a few more minutes, remove from heat and strain.
Dip the fried cream cakes in the syrup and remove in a plate..
Here also u have to take extra care while removing else it'll break...
Serve hot...U can hav it chilled, but it tastes yumm while hot...soo try it and enjoy..:-)