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Friday, October 8, 2010

Elo Jhelo (Goja) a Bengali sweet



 My Grandma used to prepare elo jhelo every year during Bijoya Dashami. There would be other delectables as well. But elo jhelo stuck with me because it sounded so funny yet yummy. Ingredients required are also very simple and few.


Ingredients:
2 cups All purpose flour
1 tbsp Refind oil for (moyan)
Sufficient amount of oil for frying
Water to knead the dough
Pinch of salt


For syrup:
2 cups of Sugar
2 cups of Water


Method:
Place flour in a bowl. Add oil, a pinch of salt. Knead into a tight dough using  adequate water. Cover and leave aside for 1/2 hour.
Divide the dough into small equal sized proportions. Roll out each walnut sized balls into thin oval shaped puris. Now with the help of knife slit along the puri without cutting the edges as demonstrated in the picture. 




                                             
Roll the slitted puri tenderly as in the picture. 




Here goes my elo jhelo in kadai....

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, lower the flame and deep fry elo jhelo one at a time until light brown in color and evenly done. Place the fried elo jhelo on a tissue paper towel to absorb excess oil and let it cool. 


                                           Fried nimkis before dipped in syrup              


Prepare syrup in a broad based vessel by pouring water and sugar. Bring it to boil till the syrup thickens to produce bubbles. The syrup will reduce to almost half. Add the ello jhelo at this point and keep stirring gently (make sure you don't break them) so that the now thickening syrup gets completely coated to the contents impartingjdjddddddddddjhhdhdhdhhjhhhfhhdfhddhh a whitish texture to it. Put off the flame and let it cool and store in an air tight box.


User Comments & Tips:

  • While frying keep the flame low and keep flipping the elo jhelo will result in evenly fry.
  • Over heating the syrup will lead to dryness and you will not get desired results in coating the fried elo jhelos.

Submitting this addictive sweet to Umm's Any One Can Cook

Also to Khaguri's 'Only'- Festive Event, started by Pari of Foodlicious




                                                                    

52 comments:

  1. Looks lovely!!

    I just posted a bengali sweet myself a few minutes back. Nice coincidence to see one in yours too.

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  2. Crispy and fabulous. Luv the spread

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  3. Omg, cant take my eyes from those beautiful crunchy, crispy sweet, marvellous Angie..Would like to finish rite now..my mom used to make this but not in this shape.:)

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  4. Ei shob toh forgotten gems...Didima ra banato. Tumi baniyecho, which should place you very high in my culinary index.

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  5. This looks delicious i love the crispy sweet and looking delicious. Love them Deepa.

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  6. so much fun to do this sweet, lovely design on it ...and yummy one too deepa...

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  7. that looks cute and tasty......yes deeps its fine now...i can see u in my dashboard :)

    Lavanya


    www.lavsblog.com

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  8. oh I remember this one..Its quite similar to north indian shakar paara [sugar coated maida snack]...I love this...
    Yours looks so crispy,thin and exactly the way it should be..! I can have 5-6 just like that! YUM!

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  9. Darun hoyeche..Ami amar Ma'r kache shikhe ekbar baniyechilam..Ki bhalo lage khete :)

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  10. Remember having this at one of our friends party..love this,thanks for sharing

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  11. Very tempting and perfect click............

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  12. those gojas looks beautiful ...those r my favorite too

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  13. The sweet is very sweet. Perfectly made!

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  14. Amar ei naam ta shunlei khub hashi paye....amar shashuri ma khub banan eta...step by step clicks gulo khub helpful.....akdon perfect dekhte hoechhe....

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  15. amar Ma Bijoya Doshomi te banato. aami o majhe majhe banai. Bijoya te kotoje misti aar nonta hoto badite...now remains more of a memory.

    Deepa,khoob sundor hoyeche tomar Elo Jhelo aar step by step chobi daroon compliment korche.

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  16. Absolutely Addictive...U got a fab collection of recipes Deepa...fantastic try with excellent clicks..:)

    Tasty Appetite

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  17. looks super tasty & colorful.

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  18. Looks so good and yummy....Delicious spread!!

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  19. First time seen this sweet looks wonderful I like the concept of cutting the strips and rolling to make that shape.

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  20. looking delicious but i thii can't make it easily .i must try

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  21. ki sundor dekhte hoeche. amio banabo tabe amar ato neat hayna kamon banka tera hoe jay.

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  22. Looks so crispy and sweet. Thank you for giving this clear instructions and sending it to Any One Can Cook.

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  23. i make a similar sweet like this.. loved it!

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  24. brings back sweet memories..i remember my grandma also used to make these n we used to gobble them up as soon as they were ready..you made them perfectly deepa..lovely post!

    US Masala

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  25. omg..such a delicacy..looks absoloute beauty..the shape is so cute and beautifully done and shown !

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  26. They luk beautiful n i'm sure they taste amazing 2!

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  27. looks delicious and nice shape..

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  28. Wow, those are delicious. We call it panasa tonalu in telugu. Nice pic..

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  29. I've never seen these before. But they look very pretty, crispy and delicious!

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  30. Cute looking bengali sweets, irresistible!

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  31. Very nice.. looks yummy & perfect..

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  32. My Hubby loves Indian sweets! This look absolutely easy and yummy ya! Gonna bookmark it...Hope can do for Diwali! :D

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  33. Yummy yummy! i love this sweet, was searching for this recipe since a long time.Thanks for sharing it. Just lovely.

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  34. Thank you friends for appreciating this simple yet long time forgotten sweet.

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  35. something completely new to me but interesting recipe

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  36. We have an almost similar snack in our region as well.... I am racking my brains to remember the name... :-) this looks perfect!

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  37. I love the namkins before dipping in sugar. Awesome recipe!

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekeran,
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  38. ekdom pujor khabar :-) Last week ami banachilam and i realized that I had prepared a post last year and never posted it for some reason. Now i have deleted all the pictures.

    Thanks for bringing back the memories of my ma and grandma.

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  39. wow...crispy and very delicious sweet.feel like having it full from the plate...my mouth is watering...Thanks Deepa for sharing....

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  40. My mom used to mix khoa kheer(concentrated milk to dough mass) with the maida to make it more tastier....yummy ..we loved it!!!

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