Nutty Caramel Cigars

Nutty Caramel Cigars

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Crisp rolls with a date and nut stuffing, deep-fried and served with hot caramel sauce drizzled over it.

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Nutty Caramel Cigars recipe - How to make Nutty Caramel Cigars

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes   Cooking Time: 10 Minutes   Total Time:     19Makes 18 cigars
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6 ready-made frozen samosa pattis
1 tbsp plain flour (maida) mixed with 1 tablespoon water
oil for deep-frying

For the caramel sauce
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp oil

For the filling
1 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup chopped seedless black dates (khajur)
1/4 cup chopped mixed nuts (cashewnuts, pistachios, almonds and walnuts)
    Main Procedure

For the caramel sauce

    For the caramel sauce
  1. Combine the sugar, oil and ½ cup of water in a pan and cook over a high flame till the mixture starts bubbling.
  2. Lower the flame and allow the mixture to caramelize without stirring. If required shake the pan gently to prevent the sugar from burning around the edges of the pan.
  3. When the syrup is light brown in colour, remove from the flame. Keep warm.

For the filling

    For the filling
  1. Heat the ghee in a pan, add the dates and sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Cool and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  3. Add the mixed nuts and mix well.
  4. Divide the mixture into 18 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Cut each samosa patti into 3 to get 75 mm. x 62 mm. (3" x 2½") rectangular pieces. You will get 18 pieces in all.
  2. Place one samosa patti piece on a flat surface and place one portion of the filling at one corner. Roll it up tightly starting from the end where the filling is placed to make a cigar.
  3. Seal the edge of the samosa patti piece using a little of the plain flour paste.
  4. Repeat with the remaining pattis and filling to make 17 more cigars.
  5. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the cigars till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.
  6. Serve hot with caramel sauce.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cigar
Energy114 cal
Protein1.3 g
Carbohydrates18.8 g
Fiber0.2 g
Fat3.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0 mg

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Nutty Caramel Cigars
 on 17 Aug 12 09:51 AM

Bite size crunchy, nutty and sweet dessert.Perfect to fulfill your craving for something sweet but not very sweet.