We'd asked you, dear readers, to share your favourite Diwali recipes.
Here Kumudini Shetty shares some traditional recipes.
A crispy, salty deep fried snack made from all purpose flour, milk and sugar.
IMAGE: Khara Shankarpali All photographs: Divya Nair/Rediff.com
- 1 and 1/2 cup maida
- 2 tbsp small rava
- 2 tbsp butter/ghee
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1/4 cup milk or warm water
- Oil for deep frying
- In a bowl, mix flour, sugar, rava, milk, salt, butter and knead into a thick dough. Cover and keep aside for 20 minutes.
- Make small balls from the dough and roll them into thick rotis.
- Using a knife, cut out small diamond pieces from the roti.
- Heat oil in a deep pan and slowly, slide the diamond pieces in batches.
- Fry till golden brown.
- Remove and drain the excess oil using a kitchen napkin.
- Once they cool down, store them in an air tight container.
A salty snack made from flattened rice.
IMAGE: Poha Chivda
- 1 kg thin poha
- 1 cup peanuts
- 2 green chillies
- 8 to 10 curry leaves
- 8 to 10 pieces thinly sliced dry coconut (copra)
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp oil
- Salt as required
- A pinch of sugar
- Heat a kadai and dry roast the poha on medium heat for 2 minutes. Keep aside.
- Heat oil in a kadai. Add curry leaves, coconut and peanuts. Add salt.
- Add turmeric, sugar and lemon juice. Mix well and switch off the flame.
- Add poha while the kadai is still hot and mix well. Add more salt if necessary.
- When it cools, store in an air tight container.
A salty crunchy snack made from rice flour and butter.
IMAGE: Butter Chakli
- 2 cups rice flour
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 2 tsp jeera
- 1 tsp black sesame seeds
- Salt as required
- Warm water as required
- Chakli maker with single star mould
- Knead rice flour, butter, jeera, sesame seeds and salt in a thick dough using warm water.
- Stuff this mixture in a chakli maker with a star mould.
- Make round-shaped chakli -- minimum 3 to 4 rounds without leaving much gap between two circles.
- Heat oil in a kadai and slide the chaklis one by one.
- Fry the chaklis in batches.
- Turn the sides and fry till they are cooked well.
- Drain the excess oil and store in an air-tight container.
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