- 1 stick (1/four pound) unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups firmly packed mild brown sugar
- five sweet-tart apples, like granny smith, peeled, cored, and reduce into 1/four-inch cubes (approximately 7 cups)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon floor cinnamon
- 12 to sixteen defrosted frozen undeniable roti paratha or roti canai (to be had at asian markets and online)
- 1/2 cup turbinado sugar, inclusive of sugar withinside the raw brand
- vegetable oil for deep frying
to make the filling:
melt the butter in a extensive skillet over medium warmth. add the brown sugar and stir well, breaking apart clumps. let the combination simmer till the sugar has frequently dissolved, approximately five mins. raise the warmth to medium excessive, stir withinside the apples, salt, and cinnamon, and cook, stirring occasionally, till the apples are soft however now no longer mushy, approximately eight mins. the sugar will capture up however will soften into the liquid that the apples launch as they cook. transfer the combination to a bowl and permit it cool completely. you can maintain it withinside the refrigerator for up to three days.
to make the pies:
work with one roti at a time, maintaining it among the plastic squares it comes in (the roti could be very sticky) and maintaining the others withinside the refrigerator as you shape every pie.
put a roti on a piece surface. use your palm to stretch the roti barely, beginning withinside the middle and making use of mild stress as you flow in the direction of the edges.
peel off the pinnacle layer of plastic. stir the filling, then upload three tablespoons to ¼ cup (relying at the diameter of the roti) of the filling to the middle of the roti. holding corners of the closing plastic square, fold the roti over the filling to shape a semi circle, lightly forcing the air out however maintaining the filling in.
firmly press the rounded fringe of the roti to create a seal, then crimp with a fork.use a pointy knife to make 3 slashes at the pinnacle (so it doesn’t burst), reducing via the roti layer and leaving ½ inch or so among slashes.
sprinkle a few sugar (approximately 1 teaspoon) at the pinnacle, then fold the plastic over and use your arms to softly press so the sugar adheres. do the identical on the alternative facet of the pie.
to fry the pies:
preheat the oven to 200°f and set a rack over a baking sheet. pour sufficient oil right into a huge pot to attain a intensity of approximately three inches. set the pot over medium-excessive warmth and convey the oil to 350°f (use a deep-fry thermometer). fry the pies four or so at a time, cautiously turning them over midway via in the event that they glide to the surface, till golden brown and crispy, three to four mins consistent with batch. (if you’re frying frozen pies, they’ll take approximately 6 mins.)
transfer them to the rack and maintain them heat withinside the oven. let the oil come again to 350°f among batches. let them cool barely earlier than you eat.