Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Chickpea Flour Cigars..a perfect savoury snack


Hi!
Days are passing by and we are still stuck in so many things and since there is no clarity on those. I, in a confused state of mind is waiting for the clouds to clear and see the clear sky. I know I’m confusing you further but believe me I will clarify it in a few days hopefully. Meanwhile do know I’m trying to finish the grocery in the house so that I can go on a holiday with DH.

I had a friend and her son visiting us today, they came to spend an afternoon with us. I had a good time chatting with her the whole day. After she left, I rested for sometime and then suddenly I had an urge of making something quick and interesting and the thought became a reality after I made these delicate chickpea flour cigars, these are called Khandvi in Gujarati and Suralichi vadi in Marathi. I had made them ages back on the gas stove but this time I made it in the microwave and realised how easy it is to make them like this.
The only tricky part in making the cigars is spreading the thickened batter evenly and quickly after it is cooked. This is a skilled task and comes with practice only. Gladly, the cigars came out well, flavoured nicely and delicate to handle.
Ingredients ( makes about 18-20)
A cup of chickpea flour
2 cups butter milk
1/4tsp turmeric
1/8+1/8tsp asafoetida (heeng)
salt to taste
2-3tbsp oil for tempering (baghar)
1tbsp mustard seeds
4-5 green chillies
1/2tsp sugar
1/4 cup freshly grated coconut
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Method
Mix the butter milk in the chickpea flour gradually without making lumps.
Add salt and turmeric and half of the asafoetida.
Cook in the microwave for 1-1/2mins on 100% microwave.
Remove and mix thoroughly, run the hand mixer to remove any lumps.
Cook again for another minute on 100% microwave, mix and run the handy.
Repeat the process till the batter thickens (it took me almost 5-1/2mins).
Spread the batter in batches evenly on an aluminium foil. This has to be done very fast. I used three sheets of foil to spread the batter. One can spread it on the back side of the steel plates too.
Let the spread batter cool down and then cut it into 1 inch thick strips.
Mix the coconut, coriander, salt to taste and sugar. Spread this mix in small quantities on all the 3 aluminium foil sheets.
Very carefully roll out each cut strip into cigars.
Heat oil add green chilies and asafetida. Pour this tempering on the cigars.
Serve the savory cigars with green chutney.

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40 comments:

Suman Singh said...

Hi pari,
Khandvi looks perfect and so tempting..love the recipe..thanks for sharing!

Priti said...

Khandvi looks so yum .....glad u had a gud day

sangee vijay said...

Perfect tea time snack...nice presentation...khandavi looks so delectable...thanx for sharing!!!

Sunanda said...

its really a wonderful snack..nice presentation Pari..

Vatsala. said...

Nice presentation and it looks yum.
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Khandavi looks too good. Very cute presentation.

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Maija Haavisto said...

Sounds interesting. :-o I just don't like the word "cigar" used with food. Makes me think of tobacco, which I don't find appetizing. If I end up making these (veganized) I'll just call them rolls or something. :->

P.S. I would reconsider the font in your blog. Plain text should always use a simple font; any gimmicks just slow and jar the reader.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

That is one cute looking treat... lovely lovely..
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Priya said...

Khandvis are my fav, wonderful snack..simply irresistible..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow Kahndavi looks perfect, this is my favorite Gujarati snack, love your step by step pics. I always want to try it, but get scared :)

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Quick and a lovely tea time snack...
thanks for sharing!

Biny Anoop said...

Wow Pari the recipe and the pics both are beautiful....first time heard of this...looks gr8

Prathibha said...

The name misleaded me dear...I love khandvi,when I made this snack for my mom's kitty party almost 2 yrs back it was a big hit and everyone was after me 4 d recipe..looks yumm..:)

divya said...

Wowwww... sounds delicious and tempting.. thanks for the awesome recipe.. :)

Nithya said...

Khandvi looks so delicious :)

Indu said...

Looks so cute !!!

A day in the life of a MOM said...

Your Khandvi looks so delicious, i never manage to get it right.

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious and tempting dear :)

Kadhyaa... said...

Kandvi one my all time favourites..love it

Sutapa said...

Delicious flavorful finger food!

Torviewtoronto said...

deliciously done khandvi looks yummy

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Awesome and perfect snack !! well presented !!

Madhu said...

Oh wow! Looks absolutely great!

reyah said...

This dish really got me....this is so perfect for snack.

sowmya's creative saga said...

have always wanted to trythis..looks so perfect and yumm

Zareena said...

Wow!! I love this. I had this when I went to Gujarat. Really yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

Sobha Shyam said...

They look so cute and delicious..excellent clicks..u have a very beautiful space..glad to follow u..do visit me as time permits..

Suparna said...

well prepared khandvi dear! ur pics are always neat and detailed :P

SouthIndianHome said...

Looks fabulous.Wonderful presentation
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sonu said...

wow !! i luv khandvi and ur pics r making me drool..looks so very inviting !

Prathima Rao said...

Perfectly cooked & presented khandvis!!! Looks mouthwatering!!!
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Raina said...

Wow these are gorgeous! Very interesting recipe. It sounds delicious. I hope everything is okay and that things get better for you:)

Ambreen said...

This looks really good! Simple and beautiful!

Divya Vikram said...

How have you been pari? Long time! This looks like a delicious and pretty looking appetizer!

Gita Jaishankar said...

Hi dear, how are you? Khandvi looks really delicious...nice idea of cooking it in microwave...lovely clicks as usual :)

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Macrobid said...

Good representation.Upto the mark information.


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Vidhya said...

Wonderful snack.

Rinku Naveen said...

Khandvi looks so so good..Loved the colour.

Taste Junction said...

The name was so intriguing and great to know that its' the lovely khandavi!1 You have made it to perfection!!

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