Chiroti is a traditional Karnataka sweet that is prepared on special occasions and religious festivals. It is also a very popular dessert in traditional Maharastra cuisine and is called Chirote. Prepared with plain flour, Chiroti is a fried flaky pastry with concentric circles of delicate layers that is either sprinked with a generous amount of cardamom flavored powdered sugar or dipped in cardamom flavored sugar syrup. Another version of Chiroti, more popularly known as Pathir Pheni, is prepared with “chiroti rava” (a mixture of plain flour and fine semolina/sooji) where the fried flaky pastry is sprinkled with powdered sugar and dunked in badami haalu (almond milk) which is nothing but sweetened milk that is flavored with ground almonds, saffron and cardamom. A mouth watering delicacy that is an integral part every Kannadiga wedding meal.