Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Pa Thong Ko [Thai Donuts]

Glenna is hosting the Weekend Breakfast Blogging(WBB) event this month and has come up with a lovely theme- Ethnic Dishes with a Twist! She wanted "a dish from a culture, country, or ethnicity other than your own".. In my opinion, nothing can beat the Indain breakfast with a wide variety of dishes like Pohe, Upma, Thalippeth, Idli, Dosa, Vada Sambar, Puri Bhaaji etc..... A coward that I am when it comes to trying dishes from cuisines other than Indian, google was the only thing that could help..My fear is not due to the taste but because I dont eat meat and am allergic to eggs, pineapples and several other things :( Finally I settled down for an easy Thai breakfast dish called "Pa Thong Ko" literally meaning salted donuts which I followed from here. A lovely crispy dish, which would go best with hot cocoa or chocolate but I enjoyed with coffee.. Btw, I am not a breakfast person.. I am allergic to that too. :( I get a nauseatic feeling if i eat something early moning.. So its just an apple/juice at 10 am and then directly shortcut lunch.. But a lavish tea biscuit session at 4 and then proper dinner.. So these coffee and donuts served as my 4 pm breakfast yesterday :) Tastes much like Indian namkeen.. Why shouldnt? Afterall whats the difference between burger and vada pav?? :D

Pa Thong Ko

Preparation Time:

30 mins (4 hrs for dough)


10-12 Donuts

What you need:

1 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
1/3 cup Water
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
2-3 drope of Lemon
1 tsp Oil
Oil for frying

How to proceed:

1) Mix all the ingredients and make a stiff dough
2) Place dough in a bowl,cover with a thin damp cloth and leave aside for 3-4 hrs
3) Knead the dough and make 2 equal parts
4) Place oil in a wok for frying
5) Shape them long like sausages
6) Roll to a long strip 4-5 cm wide
7) Cut into 5-6 equal rectangular parts widthwise
8) For each part, cut 2 cms from each side in the middle, leaving them joint in the middle and pull each of the 4 parts aside to make an X shape
9) Deep fry in oil till they turns golden brown

* Tastes best when dipped for a minute in hot chocolate!


Asha said...

That is so cool and a different recipe for breakfast! Looks delicious!!I would eat those like a snack at 4pm too!:D

Roopa said...

looks nice snack i would'nt mind for breakfast too!nice entry!

Sreelu said...

reminds me of muruku we make except for the sugar part.
Girl a good breakfast is key try to have it (ok I sound like a mother hen!! )

Finla said...

Hi Aarti
You had put a comment on my blog so i thought i will cheeck out yours.
I have never ate Thai Donuts.
It looks good
So you are from Ghent.
We are hust living 50 km from each other.
I am living in Knokke.

TBC said...

hmm...I've never heard of this before but your donuts look really nice.

Nupur said...

This is such a unique shape...they look like chromosomes :D cute!
This would make such a wonderful breakfast. And did you say "dip them in hot chocolate"??? Mmmmm....

Richa said...

wow!such a cute shape :) ing jara aplya shankarpali sarkhe ahet

bha said...

thai donuts, interesting recipe also

Anonymous said...

good recipe. I dont mind to eat it as a snack....and when dipped in choclate must be tasting heavenly.....

Glenna said...

Aarti--Yum! I'm eating breakfast as I type and I wish I had a plate of these in front of me. Thanks for participating in breakfast blogging.

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