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Aflatoon (Hindi: अफ़लातून) is a popular Indian sweet made out of mawa, eggs, sugar, rawa, ghee and kishmish. It is prepared by baking in a hygienic compartment, specially separated to ensure taste and aroma.


The following ingredients are used in the preparation of Aflatoon:

  • 1 cup very fine white semolina (rava)
  • 1 cup ghee
  • 4 cups milk (cool)
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. each almond and pistas slivers (very thin)
  • 8-10 cardamoms
  • 2 pinches saffron flakes
  • 1 tsp. rose water
  • 2 thick large sheets of clean thick polythene for rolling.

Preparation method[edit]

  • Deseed cardamoms and crush seeds coarsely. Keep aside.
  • Grease sheets on one side and keep aside.
  • Mix rava, ghee, milk and sugar in a large heavy pan.
  • Place on high flame, and stir continuously, bring to boil.
  • Reduce flame and go on stirring till a very soft lump is formed.
  • Add rose water and top with 2 tbsp. ghee.
  • Take off flame and knead (temper) well with a spatula.
  • Place lump between the greased sides of the sheets.
  • Roll evenly as fast as possible. Remove top sheet.
  • Sprinkle all the toppings evenly. (ie. slivers, saffron broken and cardamom seeds)
  • Replace sheet and reroll quickly till very very thin.
  • Cut in 4" squares, store in airtight container when cool.
  • (Place pieces of butter paper between layers for avoiding sticking.

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