Thaen Mittai or Honey Sugar Candy is a Kerala special dainty sweet which is popular among kids. Available in tea-stalls, these little titbits melts in your mouth.
Thaen Mittai is called or roughly translated to Honey Candy. However, there is no honey used in its preparation! But they are so sweet that it is named so. Popular in tea-stalls or pettykadas,these are evoke fond childhood memories in most of the Malayalees. I wasn’t allowed to have them though but I still managed to devour them when my classmates brought it to school.
How to make Thaen Mittai
Soak rice and urad dal for three hours. Do not exceed this time limit.
Grind it to a smooth paste using little water. It should be thick as in the
Add food color and mix well.
Add baking powder and mix again.
Keep oil in a pan for deep frying.
Meanwhile, in a pan, add sugar and water and heat. Once the sugar is combined well with water, simmer down to keep the syrup warm.
To the hot oil, drop in a tiny spoonful of batter and fry until crisp on all sides. Fry in batches and add it to the sugar syrup. Let it sit for a couple of minutes.
Once cooled, add it to an airtight glass container and serve as desired.
Thaen Mittai Recipe:
That’s all for now!
Have you had Thaen Mittai on your trip to Kerala? If not, try making it at home? It’s easy-peasy, don’t you think? Let me know!
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