Guliyo ~ Deep Fried Rice Marbles
- 125 grams (2/3rd cup) boiled rice * see notes
- 125 grams (2/3rd cup) raw rice * see notes
- 125 grams (1/2 cup) jaggery, powdered
- 1/2 cup thick coconut milk * see notes
- pinch of salt
- oil for deep frying
5. Pinch out lemon sized balls from the dough and cover the rest with a damp, clean kitchen towel so that the dough doesn’t dry out quicky (which will make it hard to get
6. Roll the lemon sized balls into a thin rope and pinch out small marble sized portions out of it. Roll each marble into a tight, smooth ball without any cracks on the surface. Continue till all the dough is finished up.
7. Heat oil for deep frying in a wok/kadhai – larger the pan faster you will finish your work. Heat the oil on a medium high heat – not very high or very low. If the oil is too hot the marbles will burn quickly on the outside and remain under cooked inside. If the oil is not hot enough the marbles will remain uncooked and absorb oil. To test the readiness of the oil drop a small piece of dough into the oil and if it takes 2-3 seconds to come to the surface with tiny bubbles all around it, the oil is ready.
8. When the oil is ready gently slide in the rice marbles and let them fry till brown evenly. If your oil is at the right temperature the process of browning could take a few minutes – be patient and try not to increase the heat to a high. Once they turn a colour into chocolate brown (not very dark) remove them with a slotted spoon onto a plate lined with an absorbent kitchen tissue.
9. Allow marbles to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. They keep very well for many days. When perfectly fried and completely cooled the rice marbles will be very crisp and crunchy – not chewy.
To make 1/2 cup coconut milk from coconut milk powder (I use Maggi) add 4 tablespoons of it to approx 1/4 cup (or a little less than 1/2 cup) warm water and mix well to remove any lumps.
If you steam the dough too much it could dry up fast and result in marbles that have cracks on them. Try to knead the dough with the coconut milk before you prepare the marbles.
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