Pakatle Chirote

The auspicious festival of Ganeshotsav is celebrated with a lot of devotion across the country. Many different sweets are offered as Naivedya to the Elephant God. One such sweet that my mother made during Ganeshotsav was ‘Chirote’ – A layered puff dipped in a flavorful syrup – Every bite of which is sure to tinkle your taste buds. This is a Maharashtrian delicacy that is prepared on festive occasions and weddings.

Pakatle Chirote

A delicious sweet.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 25 Pieces
Author Anuya


  • 2 Cups Maida
  • 1/2 Cup Rava/Sooji/Semolina
  • Salt to taste
  • 3/4 Cup Milk/Water
  • 2 Tbsp Warm ghee/oil
  • Ghee/Oil for frying
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • Water to make sugar syrup
  • Juice of Half lemon
  • 4 Tbsp Wheat Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee


  • Take maida and rava in a bowl and add salt and knead a soft dough. You can use either Milk or Water to knead the dough. Cover and set the dough aside for 30 mins.
  • Make a thick paste of the wheat flour and two tablespoons ghee in a bowl and set aside.
  • After the rest time is over, take the dough and knead it a little to give it a uniform texture. Divide the dough into equal size balls. Roll out one ball to the size of a saucer and apply the wheat flour paste evenly.
  • Roll out another ball of the same size and place it over the first.
  • Apply the wheat flour paste evenly on this too.
  • Roll the layers.
  • Cut the roll into equal size pieces.
  • Take each roll and flatten a little with your hand.
  • Using a rolling pin, flatten it a little more applying very little pressure.
  • Deep fry till light brown. Set aside.
  • Take the sugar in a pan and add water just enough to cover the sugar. Boil and make a two string syrup. Add the lemon juice to this syrup and mix well.
    Sugar Syrup
  • Dip the Chirote in the Sugar syrup and let them absorb the syrup. This should take 4-5 mins. Remove in a colander to drain the excess syrup. This will also prevent the Chirote from getting soggy.


Chirote taste best when served hot.