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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Huni Hakuru ( Sweet Coconut Pastries)

Huni Hakuru is this sweet pastry which is eaten as a tea time snack. The filling is made of gabulhi huni ( the meat found inside a slightly young coconut, but not as young as the ones you drink) cooked with sugar , pandan and cardamon. Once its well cooked and sticky , its cooled and placed in a dough and shaped like a curry puff. Then fried in oil. Its tasty especially when served warm.
Gabulhi is the slightly mature coconut, not the coconut you use for cooking or  the one  that is used for drinking which has a more tender flesh.

Recipe : Huni Hakuru

Makes about 12

2 cups gabulhi huni
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 pandan
1/2 cup water
1" stick cinnamon
6-8 cardamon
1 tbsp rose water

For the dough
1 cup flour
1/2 cup grated coconut
pinch of salt
a little water

Place the gabulhi huni and half the sugar in to a small food processor and process to break any large pieces. Remove to a saucepan along with the remaining sugar , a knoted pandan leaf, cardamon and cinnamon.

 Place over a medium flame and cook stiring  continuously till the sugar dissolves and the mixture dries up and goes thick and sticky.  Add the rose water, cook for 1 minute and remove to a bowl and cool.

Prepare the dough by sifting flour into a large bowl , add a pinch of salt , grated coconut and then add water a little at a time, till the mixture forms a smooth dough. Divide into  small balls.

Roll each ball thinly and place some filling in the middle, brush some water around the edges ,fold the dough and press the edges with a fork. If you have a curry puff maker you can use that instead.
Repeat with the rest of the dough.

 Heat some oil for deep frying. Fry the  huni hakuru in  batches till golden. Remove on to kitchen paper. Serve warm.

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