Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dil Kush (Sweet Puff)

If you are from Bangalore or surrounding cities and used to go to the bakery's then u will be very familiar with this name. "Dil Kush" is a Hindi word and means "Happy Heart"or "Which makes the Heart Happy". Its one of the sweet snack available there and we used to eat at least once a week.Its a very dense and heavy snack for an evening.Its filled with lots of dry fruits and tutti-frutti's.

From a very long time i was craving for this recipe and searched the net but couldn't find it.So I tried to make my own and it was quite near to the one's available in the bakery. So I am happy it did not disappoint me. Its easy and can be made on any day for an evening snack.

I know the picture is not so good will upload a good view when I prepare it next time.


Puff Pastry sheets
1 cup Dry coconut
1 cup Tutti-Fruity, dry fruits(Raisin,cashew nut)
pinch cardamom powder
1tsp melted butter


Preheat the oven at 400* F. Now thaw the puff pastry sheet for 30 Min's,mix tutti-fruity, dry fruits and cardamom powder. Roll the pastry sheet to a round shape about 6inch diameter. Make 2 such round pastry sheet. Now add the mixture and apply butter and close it with the other pastry sheet and fold it tight and apply butter allover on the top and bake for about 7 Min's or until it turns golden brown. Then cut it into 4 parts and serve. Don't keep it for too long as the mixture inside makes the bottom soggy.


  1. Looks yumm!Love this one, although never made myself. Will try your recipe.

  2. looks yummy soumya..i have a slightly different version - i mix the dry fruits and coconut with sugar syrup.

  3. Rightly named pastry .... dil kush ( heart delighted) is favourite of many hearts :) Its sad that these pastries are unheard in US. Glad to have this recipe Soumya ... can do it now whenever dil wants it ;)

  4. @Arathi, I know we can make sugar syrup or add just sugar but it gets soggy as the pastry sheets absorb the liquid in the syrup.

  5. You know soumya, its weather like this that makes us crave all those nostalgic things. Nice recipe and so glad you gave it a try. Looks wonderful.

  6. Hi Soumya,
    I am waiting to make these at home. Can you let me know where to find tootie frooties? I searched Walmart, but could not find it.

  7. Hi
    it makes my mouth watery .its my favorite .
    thanks for updating of this recipe

    1. this pastry is not good. In kerala it's made as a bread.

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