This is specially made for Diwali. Anything and everything about Diwali gets me super charged to make those 'special snacks / faral''.
I remember my grammy making these in massive quantities to send them to the whole family. And if, by any chance we were vacationing at her house then, we were definitely the youngest and the cheapest labour available, with the best incentives; hogging on freshly fried, lip smacking delicious and crunchy Chirotes.
It is a beautiful, delicate, layered, crispy fried pastry, either dipped in sugar syrup or dusted with powdered sugar.
One of the must-haves for a Diwali celebration.