Tuesday, 11 September 2012

"Khandvi" - A Gujrathi Snack also known as Gram Flour Finger Food

"Khandvi" is a Gujrathi Snack which is made of Gram flour.
Gram flour is a high-protein, gluten-free baking ingredient that can replace wheat and all-purpose flour in many recipes.
My grandmom used to be an expert in making this "Khandvi" and it always seemed very difficult just looking at the end product.
But one day after watching her make it, I realized that it wasn't really that tuff.
Today I made this and my daughter just loved it.
Try making this, am sure you and your family will enjoy eating it!

Serves 2

Gram flour (besan) - 1 cup
Curds - 1 cup
Water - 1.5 cups
Salt To Taste
Turmeric powder  - 2 pinches
For seasoning:
Oil - 2 tsp
Sesame seeds/white til - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Coconut scraped - 1 tbsp (Optional)
Coriander finely chopped - 1 tbsp
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Green chillies finely chopped - 2

Mix the gram flour, curd, water, salt and turmeric to form a batter. Heat oil in a heavy pan, add batter.
Stir vigorously and evenly to avoid lump formation. Cook till the mixture does not taste raw, stirring continuously. Switch off the gas within 8 minutes to get the perfect batter. The batter should be like dosa batter when switching off the heat.
Now spread evenly and as thin as possible, on the back of a large plate using a flat spoon.

 Use circular outward movements as for dosas.
When cool, cut into 2" wide strips. Carefully roll each strip, repeat for all plates.

Cut the rolls into equal pieces.
Place in a serving dish.
Now to season before serving:
Heat oil in a small pan. Add oil, mustard seeds, sesame seeds, asafoetida and green chillies.
Pour over cut/sliced khandvi rolls.

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