What typically means ‘Sixty’ in Hindi is actually a sugary sweet in Mangalore. Made of Maida flour & rolled in powdered sugar with a hint of cardamom. When I was little, I always liked to chip off the base of each ‘saat’ which is thickened sugar before gobbling up the ‘blandish’ sweet – I simply loved it. The same practice is followed even today 🙂
Another one of my favourites which is the distant cousin of the ‘Maalpua’ famously made in Mumbai during Ramadan as one of the sweets prepared for the Iftaar (breaking of fast). Whenever I used to pass by mountains of Malpuas piled on top of each other by sweetmakers setting shop outside the railway stations (of local trains) I would instantly be reminded of the dear Maalpuri that I left behind in Mangalore. I don’t miss to grab a few during each trip. These deep fried babies don’t have a long shelf life so they are best refrigerated & microwaved before eating.