Saturday, December 3, 2011


After a long time did I venture with some spices this weekend.
Yes it was Kitchen time and I was thinking of making something different and untried version of an evening snack. Khandvi, a delicious savoury made with gram flour - a gujarathi special was the special attraction menu. Now please dont accuse me for not having clicked the pictures.

For the Rolls.
1. 1 cup - gram flour/besan
2. 2 cups - buttermilk[light curd/yogurt]
3. 1" piece of ginger
4. 2-3 - green Chillies
5. 1/4 tsp - Turmeric
6. A pinch - Asafoetida
7. Salt to taste.

For Tempering.
8. 1 tsp - Seasame seeds
9. 2 tsp - oil
10. Few Curry leaves and chopped coriander Green.
11. 2 tbsp Grated Coconut

Method:1. In a bowl mix the besan/gram flour with curd/yogurt/buttermilk. Make sure no lumps are formed.
2. Grind ginger,Green chillies,asafoetida,salt and turmeric - adding two tsps of water.
3. Pour this paste into the bowl of curd+gram flour.
4. Keep stirring till the batter becomes thick. Taste the batter to see if the gram flour is cooked. This will take about 7 to 10 minutes.
5. Grease couple of plates on the reverse side[The number depends on how thin you can spread the batter]
6. Now when you are done spreading the batter into a thin sheet on the plate , have it rolled like a swiss roll.
7. Cut small pieces of about half a finger length and place on a serving dish.
8. For the tempering : add oil and add sesmae seeds. Once it splatters , add the grated coconut and the curry leaves.
9. Pour this on the Khandvi arranged in the serving dish and garnish with chopped coriander.

As it was the first time I tried this snack, I had goofed up on the spreading thickness which made it difficult to roll up the sheets. Please make sure you get them right. The taste was great and everyone loved it. A rainy day and what better can one ask for? Please do try and let me know how it turns out.