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cinnamon sugar khari in a platter with tea cup on the side
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Homemade Khari

Cinnamon Sugar Puff Pastry Twists
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breads, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Indian
Servings: 8
Calories: 370kcal


  • 2 puff pastry sheets leave overnight in the refrigerator to thaw
  • ¼ cup sugar organic or granulated works best
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoon water


step 1: Thaw the pastry sheets

  • To defrost the puff pastry simply keep the frozen package in the refrigerator overnight so you have the perfectly thawed dough to bake the next day.
  • You can also put the frozen dough at room temperature for 40 minutes for it to defrost.
    Tip – In the summers, the dough might get too soft in which case simply pop the dough back in the freezer for a couple of minutes.

step 2: Make the cinnamon sugar

  • Mix cinnamon and sugar and keep aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. I like to use round pizza trays.

step 3: Roll and assemble

  • Unfold and roll one puff pastry sheet on a baking mat or parchment paper. Use a large 12 inch round plate to mark the circle, and then cut with a pizza cutter. Gently remove the excess dough from outside of the plate. Repeat with the second sheet.
  • Place one of the cut rounds on parchment paper lined baking tray. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on the pastry sheet evenly leaving an inch of the outer edge. Using a pastry brush or finger tips, dab water on the outer edge and place the other rolled round on top. Press the edges firmly with your fingers so the 2 circles stick together. Then, press gently but evenly all over the 2 pastry sheet so the filling sticks between the 2 sheets.

step 4: Twist

  • Place a small cup upside down in the center and cut the pastry sheets into 4 equal parts using a knife starting from the center to the outer edges. Then cut each quarter into half. Next, cut each half into 3 parts. You should have a total of 24 strips.
  • Carefully separate each part and gently twist starting from the outer edge toward the center making sure not to pull the dough too much. Twist all of the 24 sections. Remove the center glass cup.
  • Optional Step – whisk the egg yolk with 2 teaspoons of water and lightly brush on top. For an eggless version, you can also lightly brush over melted butter or ghee.

step 5: Bake

  • Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake at 350 F for 20 to 25 minutes or until the top layer becomes golden brown. Serve warm with a hot cup of ginger tea or hot cocoa.



Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2mg
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