This was the famous rose shaped sweet of Bangladesh.It may seems to be difficult , once you try this it is easy to make. Enjoy this Sweet with your loved ones. My cousin helped me in shaping the pithas.......
1 cup plain flour
1 cup milk
1 tbs clarified butter
1 cup sugar
½ cup water
1 cinnamon stick
oil for frying
In a pan boil the milk, to this add the flour in parts and mix well.
I used ballon whisk for this mixing to prevent lump formation and add the butter and mix well.
Let the dough cool , till you can handle the dough.
Knead the dough for five minutes and divide into five equal parts.
Roll a part into round sheet , using a round cookie cutter , cut the rolled dough into round shapes.
Repeat this for the remaining parts of dough.
Stack / arrange 3 round cut parts one on other.
Make four slits from corner half way through of the stacked rounds.
Lift a single slit on the top layer and stick together its corners , a petal is formed.
Now , lift the opposite petal to the first and stick around it with the glue formed by mixing little water and a spoon of flour.
Repeat, this till all the slits are made into petals.
Do the same for the remaining dough too.
Heat oil in a pan , I placed a shaped pitha in a large ladle and dip it in the oil on medium flame.
Fry till golden brown and let it be on kitchen towel to drain extra oil.
In a sauce pan add sugar , water , cardamom and cinnamon , let it boil.
Boil the syrup only till all the sugar melts and it starts roll boiling.
Dip the fried gulab pitha in the syrup for 2 minutes and remove.
Serve them hot or cold.
Gulab pitha are ready to be served.