Dilkush/Sweetened Stuffed Pastry

2015 is going to an end,I wanted to end the Bake-A-Thon series and this year with a sweet note.So tried this simple Dilkush.
Dilkush is a popular snack available in most of the bakeries and college canteen in South India.Two varieties are available in the bakery one is with the puff pastry and another one is made with the yeasted bread dough.
Already I have shared a version of Thengai Bun so tried this one with the puff pastry.Here I made two dilkush,for the first one I rolled the dough slightly thinner,so the output was flaky.Whereas the other is comparatively thicker dough,so it got a nice crust.Off to the recipe........................

                                                                                Dilkush/Sweetned Stuffed Pastry

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 30 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 25-27 minutes
   Makes ~ 2


1/2 sheet
Tutty frutty
1/4 cup
Desiccated coconut or 
grated coconut
1/2 cup
Sugar(white or brown)
3 tbs 
2 tbs
1 tbs
Cardamom powder/ellaki
1/8 tsp
1 tsp
Butter or milk or fresh cream
 1 tbs(for brushing


  • Heat the pan with ghee and fry the cashews,then add the grated coconut/desiccated coconut and sugar,give it a mix.Sprinkle a tbs of water,let the sugar melts.Add in the raisins and tutty frutty,cardamom powder.Mix it well till everything blends well.Put off the flame,let it cool down.

  •  Thaw the puff pastry.Now take the pastry sheet on a rolling board,if needed dust with some flour.Using a rolling pin,roll the pastry sheet to 1/2 cm thickness.Use a cutter or lid cut the flatten dough to 9 inch and 8 inch circle.

  • Keep half of the stuffing in the 9 inch circle and cover the stuffing with the 8 inch circle..Seal the edges and pinch the excess dough as shown.

  • Use water if needed to seal.Keep it on a baking tray and brush it with butter or cream.Preheat the oven at 375 F and bake it for 25-27 minutes or till it gets a nice golden crust.

    • Slice it and serve.


    Bake-a-thon 2015 


    Lipsmacking here, dilkush with puff pastry sounds awesome and very flaky.

    WOW...dilkush pastry looks so so tempting Nalini ! loved your Bake-a-Thon recipes. Keep rocking! May the New Year Brings you the best things and happiness to you & your family :)

    Dilkush looks really tempting.. Yummy:)

    Filling looks colorful and delicious.

    We loved eating dilkhush in India.It looks so delicious.Bookmarked.

    I ate dilkush for the first when my cousin made it and it was delicious. Thank you for the recipe now I can make it myself :-)

    This one is my all time favorite. looks perfect!!! :)

    This is so so pretty Nalini, what a fantastic way to end the series..loved all your bakes...and increased my bookmarks as well..:)

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