All purpose flour - 2cups (250grams)
Powdered Sugar-11/4cup (Decrease the sugar to 1 cup, if you are using normal sugar, powder it in a blender)
Elaichi-3 (powder it)
Oil- to deep fry
Sieve the flour, salt and baking soda together.
Break the egg, whisk it with sugar.
Add the flour, elaichi powder, vanilla essence, mix it with your fingers.
Start adding water slowly and knead into a soft smooth dough.
Heat enough oil on medium low heat to deep fry the vettu cake.
Take an orange size ball from the dough, roll it into a log.
Cut the log into desired size pieces, separate the pieces, make a deep "+" shape cut in each of the cake, take care, do not cut too deep!
Don't adjust the flame here and there, keep it uniform low medium heat.
Vettu cakes are ready to enjoy with a cup of black tea/ kattanchaayaa! :) You can store it in airtight container for 4-5 days.
Coming back to my "kajoor" dreams, vettu cake is not kajoor! Its slightly on the softer side and a little different texture...hmmm! If any body knows about "Kajoor/Sweet bonda" recipe, let me know friends. Otherwice..I will wait for my next trip to Coimbatore! :)