Idli Rice - 1/2 cup
Urad dal - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Salt a pinch
Orange food colour - a generous pinch
Baking powder - less than 1/8 tsp
Sugar for dusting as needed.
Oil to deep fry
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Dissolve sugar and water in a pan, boil till the syrup reaches to one string consistency. Switch off the stove.
Wash and soak rice and dal together for 3 hours .Drain the water and add it to a blender.
Sprinkle water little by little and grind to a thick vada batter consistency.
Now add the food colour and baking powder and mix well.
Heat oil in a pan using your finger or spoon drop the batter into the hot oil.
In medium high flame deep fry the balls till the outer layer is very crispy.
Now drop all the fried balls into the warm syrup for 8 to 10 minutes mix in between to make sure all the balls are well soaked.
Remove the balls from the syrup and spread some sugar in a plate roll out these balls to make sure its well coated with sugar on all sides.
Your Thaen Mittai is ready to enjoy!
Note:a) Do not add to much water while grinding batter should be thick.
b) Fry till the outer layer is crisp other wise they will become soggy when you add it in sugar syrup.
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