Rose Cookies – Rosette Cookies – Achappam - Phool

Recipe: Sweetened batter deep fried in flower shapes !!

    Yesterday we had made these wonderful little, gorgeous looking Kormolas (Flower bud cookies) and today it was a sweet surprise!. I think Santa came in the night and he had turned all those buds into flowers. Surprise, Surprise!! and when we tasted them they were just so yummy, sweet and crispy. Ha, Ha, Ha!!! Just a joke, just a joke!.
    This is yet an other Christmas goodie that is part of many Christmas celebrating homes in Goa, Konkan (Mangalore) and also in Kerala where it is known as Acchappam and made with rice flour. These cookies are also made in some of the European countries and are called by different names, Rose De Cookies(Portuguese), may be many names in many countries with their own way of making. This one is a Goan way or I can say our family’s traditional way of preparing these rose cookies. These cookies are off to Cake N Cookies event by Sara.
     To make these cookies, one needs a special mold made up of metal and is known as rosette iron

1 cup All purpose flour, sifted
3/4 cup confectionary sugar (Add more if you need more sweet)
3/4 cup water or milk
1 egg
4-5 drops of Vanilla extract
pinch of salt.

Preparation Method:
RoseCookies (2)
1. Slightly beat the egg in a bowl.
2. Combine sifted flour, salt, powdered sugar and mix in the egg mixture.
3. Add water and beat until smooth. (Consistency should be that of thick dosa/pancake batter)
4. Stir in vanilla extract. (Add food color if preferred)
5. Heat oil in a vessel with the mold immersed until thoroughly heated.
6. Dip hot mold in the batter (make sure the batter doesn’t run on the top of the mold. If this happens it will be difficult to remove the rosettes.)
7. Immerse the coated mold in hot oil and fry for few seconds until the cookie is lightly brown.
8. Repeat the process for remaining batter.

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Makes: 40 – 50 cookies


Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely and delicious rose cookies,had it long long back when i was in india,dont have a mould else would have tried it here....Merry xmas to you and your family and a have a wonderful fun filled year ahead...

Aruna Manikandan said...

We call this as Achu Murukku in tamil.
My daughter loves it..

Merry Christmas

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Priya Suresh said...

Woww just love these cookies, my mom used to make out with rice flour,egg and coconutmilk with sugar..will try urs soon..

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow.. the cookies looks so cute :)

Tina said...

Wow my all time fav snack...Crunchy crunchy and really so yummyyyyyy...Happy christmas dear...

Joanne said...

you have quite a green thumb my dear, for your flowers to bloom overnight! These look splendid.

Merry Christmas!

Namitha said...

A family fav...I crave for them now...:-) Merry X'mas to you and your family !!!!!

Unknown said...

Lovely cookies. merry Xmas.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Looks delicious.

Siddhi Shirsat said...

Hey i love this cookies...2day only i had so many of them...ur pics luk very tempting...merry christmas

SE said...

Thank You all....these are my favorite cookies !!! Thanks for stopping by. Wishing everyone, happy holidays..and fun filled year ahead !!!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Se
This is my favorite from childhood days. Mon used to give one piece, and I used to break a tiny piece and eat so that it would last long !!!! Those were the days !!!
Now at least I know how to make it. With your detailed description hardly I can go wrong.
Have nice day and holidays too

Spice said...

Nice explanation dear, they look so perfect...u have made so many wonderful x'mas goodies, hats off to u.....& now I have added one more thing in my to buy list "rossete iron"

tasteofbeirut said...

You know when one goes through the trouble of making cookies they might as well look pretty! These as so beautiful!

neetha said...

I tried the recipe the murruku came out soft. only change i made was - I used 1/4 cup regular sugar, 1/4 cup milk and rest of them water. Also I left it on counter for an hour.

Can you tell me what went wrong?
will it be crisp without egg?
what exactly the milk & egg's purpose in this recipe?
I love this my mom makes it using rice flour but i want to try this again using maida.Please respond.

SE said...


Thanks for visiting the blog. The egg is used as its puffs up the cookies and also brings crispiness along with the sugar. I've never prepared this recipe without eggs. However next time when you try this recipe, try the exact ingredients. Grind the regular sugar to a fine powder and use.

Note: Next time, make sure the oil is hot.

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