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Dil Pasand (Sweet Puffs)

Dil Pasand (Sweet Puffs)

Dilpasand/Dilkush is a snack made with puff pastry and has a sweet filling.This sweet puff is found bakeries and food stalls all over South India.Back in my home town the bakeries sell two versions of this. It had the same filling of sweet coconut,nuts and tutti-fruit. The only difference was the crust It can be either flaky crispy puff pastry or a sort of rough pasty dough sometimes very close to sweet bun.If you are craving for something sweet as a tea time snack try this simple and yummy snack.

Pastry dough sheets-2
Egg white-1 (for the glaze)

For the filling
Shredded coconut-3/4 cup
Cashew nuts-  8-10
Raisins- a few
Glazed cherries- 1/2 cup
Tutti fruit- 2 tbs
Sugar- 2 tbs
( adjust according to your taste
 I used more of glazed cherry which was sweet)
Cardamon powder- 1/2 tsp
Ghee- 1/2 tsp

To make the filling
Heat ghee in a pan and slightly fry cashews and raisins and keep aside. Next slightly roast coconut for about a minute and add sugar. Mix sugar well and allow it to caramelize and slightly sticky . Add cardamon powder and switch off the flame. Allow the mixture to cool down completely. Add in chopped glazed cherries,tutti fruit, cashew nuts and raisins and mix well.
Preheat over to 400 degree F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Prepare the pasty dough as per instruction. Roll it out on a flat surface and using a pasty cutter cut one circle out of each sheet. Try cutting the second circle a little smaller than the first.
To assemble place the bigger circle pastry dough on a baking pan spread the filling and place the smaller circle on top. Slightly wet the edges and seal the two layers.Gently roll the edges inwards to give decorative edges and also helps to secure it. Beat egg white with one tsp of water. With this brush lightly on top and bake for about 15 minutes or till you get a good golden color on the top. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy


  1. Wow..its my Fav...simply superb..

  2. wow... i too like this suja, but i hate nuts and dry fruits so i used to taken out the stuffing and have it...

    1. Vijayalakshmi,you can try your own filling which you,I have tried one with just the sweet coconut filling and that was delicious too :)

  3. They are my fav ,...looks too tempting!

  4. Dilkush ente favorite annu. adipoli.

  5. Delicious and magnificent looking dil pasand.

  6. we used to love this when we were in Bangalore. Kolkata does not have such a good bakery culture and I miss it so much. have some puff pastry in the fridger will try making this.

  7. A real treat for eyes, tongue and all the other senses......

  8. Looks so good...Not had this for a long time looks so proffessionl

  9. Love this.. My hubbys favorite. Looks delish

  10. Hi Suja ,

    Sweet puffs Looks Excellent !!!!

    Neat presentation:)

    Keep on Dear...

  11. Too tempting snack there suja..And such an amazing click featuring the beauty of it all !

  12. Too tempting snack there suja..And such an amazing click featuring the beauty of it all !

  13. its one of my fav puffs :)

  14. A delightful treat! beautifully done Suja..

  15. I simply love this sweet filling, looks so.. good..

  16. i used to cherish dilkush when I was a kid, you have done it in a simple way Suja, looks so professional and delicious :) excellent clicks :)

  17. although i am not a great fan of sweet puffs but i must say that yours look perfect and very appealing

  18. Very delicious dilkhush..I had made it some tym back from scratch,but this looks very easy & yummy,colorful filling too!!
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  19. I've never heard of this one before. It looks like a pie with a twist! It looks beautiful.

  20. This is my childhood's favorotie... looks Yummmm!

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  21. Hmm. they look crispy and flaky :)

  22. Dilpasand is a star item at a local bakery here. The filling is a little different. More of coconut and brown sugar (?) - I am not sure.. it has been ages since I had one. This looks lovely too.

  23. Sweet puff looks crunchy and delicious.

  24. This looks super delicious,Suja..
    Pls visit my space as time permits,Thanks,Dear!

  25. wow...Nice to see this recipe...My fav but its been long time i tasted...Looks very yummy:)

  26. Very delightful and yummy Suja.

  27. too tempting and yummy snacks..

  28. My favorite too. Looks so good.

  29. Dad used to buy these for evening snacks after school.. Oh how we love it... Miss India for the street foods..anytime anywhere..

  30. Adipoli Peru..looks just like the name :)

  31. Inviting and look delicious... I am new to your space and following you :-)

    Do check my blog when you find time...

    Sharans Samayalarai

  32. Wow!!!that looks super tempting.feel like grabbing it...

  33. Yum.. When I was a small girl this used to be my daily snack.. Loved it.

  34. wow... dil pasand looks perfect and delicious... thanks for sharing..

    1. ആശംസകള്‍................ ബ്ലോഗില്‍ പുതിയ പോസ്റ്റ്‌........ കൊല്ലാം , പക്ഷെ തോല്‍പ്പിക്കാനാവില്ല......... വായിക്കണേ.............

  35. Wow...Adipoli...Love this and has a lot of childhood memories related with this...Super dear..

  36. hi suja, this is a very innovative recipe.. especially when you add ghee and cardamom to it. love to try out. have a nice day

  37. Looks so inviting !! Love the color and crunchy look !

  38. They look delicious and are an absolute treat.

  39. this is my hubby's fav. I make dil khush. I did not know that this snacks name is DIL Pasand. I thought it to be sweet puffs.


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