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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Besan Paare

1 cup All Purpose flour / Plain flour / Maida hudi
1 cup Bengal Gram flour /Besan / Kadle Hudi
Big pinch of Asafetida powder / Hingu
1/2 tsp Red Chilly flakes
1/2 tsp Chilly Powder
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds / Jeera
1/4 tsp Carom seeds / Ajwain / Oma
Salt to taste
Put all purpose flour, bengal gram flour, asafetida powder, red chilly flakes, chilly powder, cumin seeds, carom seeds and salt in a vessel. Put 2-3 tsp oil in a pan and heat it. Pour this heated oil to the flour and mix well. Knead the dough by adding sufficient amount of water. Keep it aside for about 15 mins by covering a lid.

Take little amount of dough and make a round ball.

Roll the ball like chapathi as shown in the picture below by using little amount of oil.

Cut the rolled chapathi into medium sized long pieces as shown in the picture below.

Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat it. Put rolled paare pieces in oil and deep fry until they turn golden in color.

When they are cooled to room temperature, keep them in an airtight container. Serve along with coffee or tea. I tried this recipe from Manjula's Kitchen. Thanks Manjula for the recipe.


Ash said...

Thumba ruchi yaagide..... Really tempting.... Your captures are totally justifying the prep....


Pratiba Bhat said...

Will try this out. Seems to be easy :) It is fun to be in a world where people talk about only food :)

Anonymous said...

Is this not "shankar pole" or "tukudi"?

If not How its different from that?

Krishnaveni said...

@ Ranjith / Neeli hoovu
This recipe is different than Shankarpole/Thukkudi. For Thukkudi, we don't add bengal gram flour(Besan) and also some other ingredients vary.
Here are the recipe links for Sweet and Khara Thukkudi:
Sweet Thukkudi
Khara Thukkudi