Hi people, Bakrid is around the corner and I was busy with the cleaning stuff. Sometimes this bug to prepare lots of snacks at home and store them hits me, because the first thing Ox asks for when he comes home in the evening is something to eat.
I made a simple cake and buns yesterday, thus finishing the last maida at home. Next was rice flour which I had bought long back because I knew it can be used for many varieties. I googled and found this simple recipe of rice crackers which are great for munching.
Rice flour – 1 cup
Channa dal – 1 1/2 Tbsp
Water – 1 cup
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Asafoetida (Hing) – 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Butter – 1 tsp
Few curry leaves
Salt – To taste (about a tsp)
Oil – To fry
Soak the dal for an hour or overnight.
Heat the water, add chilli powder, salt, hing and bring to boil. Remove from flame and add the rice flour. Mix with a spoon and leave it aside till it cools.
Then add the soaked dal, cumin seeds, butter and bring the dough together to a smooth ball (grease your hands with oil if needed).
Heat oil to fry. Grease a plastic sheet with little oil. Roll out a small ball of dough and flatten it using the fingers. Prepare few and place on the sheet. You can prick them roughly with a fork. Slowly remove and pour carefully in the hot oil. Let it be on high flame till they raise. Then turn to medium flame and fry both sides till golden brown and crisp.
Prepare rest of them similarly. Cool and store. 🙂