Okay it has been a while since I posted anything. Well there are two reasons one I am just being plain lazy, second when I am not lazy I am busy baking. So it has been a nice week where I have just been in an almost hibernating state and then suddenly worked crazy for 24 hours. But before this week ends I want to post this yummy recipe which I happened to make two weeks back when the weather was amazing. But the weather is still not that bad. So before the winter totally leaves us I give you guys my recipe for Desi Apple Pie.
Desi Apple Pie… I know – what exactly is “desi” in the apple pie ? Well lets just say with just me and my sister in the house – hungry and feeling cold from the lovely Mumbai winter. We were talking about food obviously and crying over how we were craving McDonald’s Apple Pie ( which I have no idea why they discontinued ). But anyways as the Apple Pie craving was set, we needed to eat Apple Pie. So hence I entered the kitchen with a new enthusiasm to cook something similar to an Apple Pie.
2 Medium size Apples – peeled and chopped.
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 cup water
Juice of half a Lemon
Leftover Roti Dough
Oil for frying
Caster Sugar for garnishing.
Yes Roti Dough. Left over roti dough will be seen in all the Indian houses. This is my secret ingredient and this will make the apple pie “desi”
Take a saucepan and add the chopped and peeled apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, lemon juice and water. Cook it for 20 minutes or till the apples are soft and the water is evaporated.
Till then take the left over roti dough and roll it very thin. Take a round cookie cutter or a steel bowl with a sharp edge and cut circles.
After the apples are cooked. Take a teaspoon or more of the apple mixture and put it on one side of the round cut dough. Turn the plain side over making it cover the apple mixture and turning it in to a semi circle pie. Press the edges with your hand.
Heat a pan with oil in it. When the oil is hot enough put pies in the pan and fry till cooked.
In a plate sprinkle some caster sugar. When the pie is done put in on the sugar plate so the sugar can stick to the hot pie.
Serve immediately with some left over apple mixture or ice cream.