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Authentic Recipe of Chiroti. Delicious Indian Traditional Flaky Dessert from Karnataka.

Chiroti is a delicious dessert from Maharashtra. Click here for the step-by-step recipe of the traditional Chiroti and prepare it at home.

Things to know about Chiroti Recipe

It is a premium dessert that you may find on special occasions like weddings and festivals. It is a fried sweet delicacy that originates from Karnataka. It is also very prominent in Maharashtra and is also known as Pheni.

You will likely find it while attending a festive function or wedding in Western and Southern India. The preparation of Delicious Indian Traditional Flaky Dessert from Karnataka – Chiroti includes all-purpose flour.

It involves layering the dough into a circular shape and frying it, giving the dish a lovely golden brown color and flaky texture. This crispy and delicious dessert is topped with powdered sugar and served with almond-flavored milk.

Delicious Indian Traditional Flaky Dessert from Karnataka. Authentic Recipe of Chiroti.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: ಚಿರೋಟಿ
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Dish Type Sweets Recipes
Main Cooking Method Fried, Fried (Deep)


Servings 8 Portions
Calories / Serving 248 kcal


  • 2 cups Fine Semolina Flour
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • ¾ cup Water
  • ¼ cup All Purpose Flour – Plain Flour
  • 2 tbsp Rice Flour
  • ¼ cup Butter For rice paste
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  • In a bowl, combine the semolina and butter. Crumble the mixture well so that semolina becomes moist.
  • Add the water and knead the dough for 6-8 minutes. It should become soft and smooth.
  • Let the dough rest for about 15 minutes. Resting the dough will ensure that the semolina absorbs moisture.
  • Meanwhile, mix the butter and rice flour and make a paste.
  • Now, take a large ball from the dough and dust it with some all-purpose flour. With the help of a rolling pin, roll the dough as thin as possible.
  • Take a tablespoon of the paste and spread it evenly on the rolled dough.
  • Now start rolling the dough tightly into a log. Cut the roll into pieces of 1 inch (2.5 cm)  each and press it gently.
  • Fry the rolls in medium hot oil till they become golden. Once done with frying, take the Chirotis out, drain the oil and set it aside for 10 minutes.
  • Your Delicious Indian Traditional Flaky Dessert from Karnataka – Chiroti is ready. To serve, crush the Chirotis on a plate and sprinkle some powdered sugar and almond-flavored milk. Enjoy!

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Healthy Diet Recipe Vegetarian Recipes


Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 6gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 70mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 2gSugar: 0.02gVitamin A: 265IUCalcium: 11mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chiroti Recipe, Indian Traditional Flaky Dessert, ಚಿರೋಟಿ
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Cooking tip for making Chiroti

  • It is essential to use fine semolina for this recipe. Fine semolina is also known as Chiroti Rava. Frying these on a low flame will ensure that you get flaky layers.
  • You can also prepare this dish with all-purpose flour. However, the traditional recipe has semolina.
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What to serve with Chiroti?

You can serve the Chirotis with powdered sugar and almond-flavored milk.

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