Diwali or Deepavali is the time to celebrate – light up your homes and lives. Memories of crunchy savouries and sweet delicacies come flooding in. Piping hot delights are fried with abandon in hot oil, symbolising the burning of evil. Syrup-drenched treats lavish the palate as a reminder of the sweetness that abounds when good triumphs over evil, and light, over darkness. What better way to celebrate the festival of lights?
So if you are looking for some interesting recipes, look no further. Surprise your family and friends with these unique homemade treats!
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp turmeric pdr
- 1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli pdr
- 3/4 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp asafoetida
- Oil for deep frying
- 1/4 cup yogurt
- 1 tbsp butter; unsalted, at room temperature
- 1/4 cup water
- In a large mixing bowl, mix 1 cup of rice flour and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour. Also add turmeric pdr, chilli pdr, cumin seeds and salt to taste. Then add butter and asfoetida. roughly mix everything. Now add curd and again give a rough mix.
- Slowly add water as required and knead to a smooth dough. Using a star mould, make spiral shaked chaklis on a piece of paper.
- Slide them carefully in hot oil and fry them in medium flame. Flip the chaklis and fry till they turn golden brown and crisp on both sides.
- Drain them to the paper towel to remove excess oil.
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