Friday, 7 October 2011

Khandvi...Gujrati Recipe


1/3 heaped cup of gram flour / besan / chick pea flour
1/3 cup sour yogurt (I added a tbsp of lemon juice to make it sour)
1 cup water
salt to taste
1 tsp sugar (adding sugar is optional but adding it gives a balance between salt, sour and sweet)
2 tsp of ginger-green chilli paste (I added like 4 tsp...cos I like it spicy)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asfoetida, hing, inguva
3 tbsp any cooking oil

For tempering and garnishing:

2 tsp cooking oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp grated coconut
2 tbsp chopped fresh corainder leaves


Grease a back of a thali, a plate or any flat surface. I use the back of a baking tray.

Mix the Besan, water, yogurt and ginger-green chilli paste together with a wisk, so as that no lumps remain.
Add sugar, salt, hing, turmeric and wisk again.
Heat oil in a kadai, and pour this mixture in and stir continously. For this I thought using a wisk (one which is suitable for a non-stick kadai, if using one) is better , so it mixes properly and does not allow any lumps to form.
Wish or keep stirring for atleast 8-10 minutes on medium heat. You will see that the mixture immediatly will thicken and then keep its form for sometime while stirring. But will change its color to a darker shade. It will also keep thickening.

((To check if its of the right consistency to roll, I took a small amount to the mix, flattened it and rolled it. If it didn't flatten smoothly, it has to be cooked more. Be careful of not over cooking it like into a dough form, cos it will not flatten out easily.))

When you think its of the right consistency, pour it onto the greased back of the plate and flatten it with a laddle like a dosa. It doesn't have to be smooth, but try to keep the same thickness throughout.
Once it is rolled out, wait to couple of minutes to cool down and then cut into strips of desired length.
Roll them into tubes.

Heat oil in a pan for tempering.
Add the mustard seeds and sesame seeds, let them splutter.
Pour this onto the rolled Khandvi.
Sprinkle the grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves.
Serve as is or warm as a snack at tea 

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