Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Savory Diamond Cuts/ Shankarpali
All purpose flour- 1 cup
Whole wheat flour- 1/2 cup
Chilli powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida- a pinch
Ajwain- 1 tsp
Salt- To taste
Oil- for deep frying
1.Mix everything in a mixing bowl and slowly add water while kneading the dough.
2.When the dough has the consistency of the chappathi dough stop adding water and knead for another 3-4 minutes.Cover and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
3.Heat the oil for frying.
4.Knead the dough again and make lemon sized balls of the dough, just like you do for making chappathi.
5.Roll the dough using a rolling pin, after dusting the surface with flour if necessary.
6.Cut the round lengthwise leaving up to an inch space between each cut.Again make cuts diagonal to the fist cuts, making diamond shaped dough pieces.
7.When the oil is ready, throw these in and fry till they are crisp.
8.Cool well before storing in an airtight container.