Sunday, November 29, 2020

Spicy mixture tea time snack

spicy mixture tea time snack
This South Indian spicy mixture stays well in air tight container for several days and is a perfect tea time snack. The spices and the amount of nuts can be adjusted according to preference. It is best to keep the batter prepared and the ingredients ready before frying everything in batches and combining.   
spicy mixture
Mix the two batters and get all the equipment ready before heating up the oil to fry. The oil needs to be in medium high, adjust it as needed. 

2 cups of oil for frying

For the spicy boondi
1 cup gram flour known as chickpea or besan flour
1/4 cup rice flour
1 tsp chillie powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp asafoetida
1/4 tsp salt
water as needed

Mix the chickpea flour, rice flour, chillie powder, salt, baking soda, and asafoetida. Mix once and then gradually add water to form a semi thick flowing batter. 
torviewtoronto ladle spoon for boondhi
Over the medium hot oil, pour a ladle of batter through a perforated ladle or a ladle strainer that has holes, so the batter falls into the hot oil making small balls. Once the boondhi is crispy take it off the oil and leave it a side. 
mould for stringhoppers and murukku
For the murukku
1 cup gram flour known as chickpea or besan flour
1/4 cup rice flour
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp oil
1/8 tsp asafoetida
1/4 tsp salt
water as needed

Add the chickpea flour, rice flour, turmeric powder, salt, oil, and asafoetida. Mix once and gradually add water to form a soft dough. Place it inside a string hopper mould or a mould with small holes and press it directly into the oil. Flip it halfway and fry until it looks golden and crispy. Leave it a side and break it into small pieces to add to the mixture.

Fry each of the below ingredients separately
1/2 cup split channa dal
1/2 cup peanuts
1/4 cup cashews
1/2 cup aval or flattened rice flakes
curry leaves

For seasoning
1 tsp chillie powder depending on the spice preference
1/8 tsp asafoetida
salt as needed add a little at a time
spicy mixture
Combine all the fried ingredients together. Add chillie powder, salt and asafoetida. Once the spice and salt is adjusted, the mixture is ready to be enjoyed. This mixture can be kept in an air tight container for over a week.   

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29 comments:

  1. Very crunchy and yummy...a great snack!

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  2. Nice Blog !! A Very Yummy Wonderful Recipe !!! WOW Nice Photos to See. I'll Definitely Try it. Thank You for Sharing that Lovely Food.

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  3. This is very different. I haven't seen anything like this before.

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  4. This looks similar to bits and bites

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  5. It sure looks and sounds delicious !

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  6. Looks great! A great snack food for anytime of the day!

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  7. This looks delicious - unfortunately, I don't like food that is even a little bit spicy.

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  8. Wow this sounds like a crowd pleaser! ~ A Smith

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  9. can't wait to try it. thanks for the recipe.

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  10. I love spicy treats

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  11. Sound yummy. I think my family would enjoy it.

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  12. Sounds good to me but my husband does not like spicy.

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  13. A nice and crunchy dish.

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  14. This looks tasty

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  15. Nothing tastes better than something fried

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  16. This sounds really good - I am not sure what asafoetida is though or where to find it?

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    1. If you can't find asafoetida you can avoid using in this recipe. It is sold in Indian stores it is gum resin from a plant.

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  17. The hotter the better for me

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  18. This looks like a tasty snack. I would like to try making this.

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  19. I have no idea what asafoetida is

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  20. Looks interesting, I'd love to try this dish for tea time!

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  21. I love a spicy treat - this sounds great!

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  22. I've never seen a recipe like this but I love snacks

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  23. I haven't heard of some of the ingredients - but I would love to try this if I could find them

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  24. so yummy!! i love it! i ll definitely try it!!

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