Dehrori, Chattisgarh Diwali Special

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Saturday, April 05, 2014

Chhattisgarh is an East Indian state carved out of Madhya Pradesh. Chhattisgarh is also called the "rice bowl of central India. Apart from being the rice bowl it also accounts for 15% of the total steel produced in the country. Chhattisgarh is known for "Kosa silk" and "lost wax art". Besides saris and salwar suits, the fabric is used to create lehengas, stoles, shawls and menswear including jackets, shirts, achkans and sherwanis.
Most of the traditional and tribal foods are made of rice and rice flour, curd and a variety of green leafy vegetablesne of the common meal had during the scroching summer is Bore Baasi ( literally means dipped rice from last cooked meal) which mainly consists of cooked rice dipped water/dahi/buttermilk. It is mostly accompanied by pickle and raw onion. It helps maintain the water levels in the body, keeping it cool and hydrated during the hot and arid summer days.
I m bringing you today a diwali delicacy made using rice and curd Dehrori.It is also been listed as one of the must try food from the state ofchattisgarh here.

Ingredients (I used 1/4 cup measure and got around 10 dehrori)
1 Cup Rice
1/4 Curd
2 Cups Sugar + 1/4 Water for making sugar syrup
juice from half a lime
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
Ghee/oil for frying
mixed nuts for garnishing
  • Soak Rice for 5 hours. After the required time, drain all the water and grind it to a coarse paste. Transfer this to a separate bowl, add curd to this and mix well. Let this sit the whole night for fermentation.
  • Next day morning, first make the sugar syrup of 1 string consistency. Boil water and sugar together, when it becomes thick, check by taking a small drop of syrup from the back of the spoon, when you stretch that drop in between your thumb and index finger, it should form a string. Take it off the stove, add cardamom powder and lime juice.
  • Heat a pan with oil/ghee, take a small ball of the fermented rice mixture and flatten by patting it and gently slide it in to hot oil. 
  • Deep fry the dumplings in ghee and add it to the sugar syrup and leave it in the syrup to be soaked well.Garnish with mixed nuts and serve. My Master Taste-tester for this BM season, loved it thoroughly !! 

  • I soaked the rice around 4 in the evening and ground the rice @ 9 in the night and left it on the counter for fermentation. Next day morning, i kept the mixture in the fridge and made this around noon.
  • The amount depends upon the size of the dehrori. I made bite-sized, coz i didn't want over-eating.
  • It is a Calorie-laden dessert, so enjoy accordingly. We had it for over 3 days keeping it in the refrigerator.



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  1. Lovey sweet Priya:).And so sweet to see your kid relishing this dessert.As you said, I must try this one...

  2. priya this looks fabulous, such a good find , i will try this for sure

  3. This looks really good ...a nice desert to try !

  4. wow dehrohi looks yummy and juicy :) very sweet kiddo you have priya he is nicely posing !! wonderful recipe choice :) keep up the good work !!

  5. Omg, lil dude looks soo cute... You are seriously tempting me with this dehrori..

  6. slurp ... nice dessert.. kuttu is damm enjoying is it?

  7. Yummy looking Dessert..cute lil model...

  8. I too tried this recipe, but it was a flop for me. My son did enjoy it, but I though the texture should be light like malpua and this one was a lot harder than that. And the less said about the sugar syrup, the bettter!!

    Yours look good and you son seems happy munching on these :)

  9. Dehrori looks like malpua minus rabdi. Looks heavenly and a smart idea to make bite size dehrori. Is that the little guy who keeps you on your toes all day?

  10. Lovely dessert ans we can see it was a hit!

  11. Yummy dessert Priya. Your son sure seems to enjoy his share. Lovely clicks.

  12. he looks adorable.. seems to enjoy the dehrori.. dehrori looks gorgeous would love to try it

  13. Dehrori looks so tempting Priya. And your son is so sweet....

  14. Looks yum. I had seen this and wanted to try it out but 2 things deep frying and more important sweet kept me out of it. But now that your cute Master taster has liked it I will make it and carry it to work.:) Thanks

  15. Ah you are not supposed to distract us with such lovely pic of your lil one..he looks so cherubic!..

  16. This is too delicious and proves that calorie laden desserts are the ones that are delicious! Love the picture where your little one is enjoying the dehrori :)

  17. the little one is giving a perfect pose!! so sweet, and this delicious dehrori is to die for!!! so tempting

  18. what a delectable looking sweet treat and the master taste tester is too adorable!!!

  19. Tempting sweet & looks much delicious when your kid is enjoying it.

  20. Wow, bookmarked. Looks tempting and seems like the little one enjoyed it too.


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