Friday, September 2, 2011
Gathiya / Savory Chickpea Chips
Chickpea Flour / Besan - 1 cup
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
Mace, nutmeg, cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Chaat masala - 1 tsp (optional)
Peanut Oil - 1 tbsp
Peanut oil for deep frying.
Sieve the besan. Add salt, red chili powder and the rest of the spices.
Mix water little by little to make a soft dough. The dough will be very sticky. Apply a little oil to the palms and take a lemon sized ball of the dough. Using both palms, roll the dough on a flat oiled surface and make a long thin string. Twist and cut the string into 2 inch pieces and keep aside. Similarly do for the entire dough.
Deep fry on medium low heat till golden brown. Remove on paper towel to soak excess grease.
Cool and store in an air tight container.