Monday, February 23, 2009


1 cupMaida

3/4 cup Gram flour

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

2 tsp Red chilli powder

1 tbsp Oil + to deep fry

1/4 cup Poppy seeds 

1/4 cup Sesame seeds 

1/2 cup grated Dry coconut 

1 tbsp Ginger, chopped 

3 Green chillies, chopped 

1/2 tbsp Coriander powder

1/2 tsp Cumin powder

1/4 tsp Asafoetida

Salt to taste

2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

Mix together Maida, gram flour and salt in a bowl.

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and oil. Add sufficient water to make a stiff dough. Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside.

Dry roast poppy seeds and sesame seeds separately. Dry roast grated dry coconut.

In another bowl mix chopped ginger, chopped green chillies, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder. Add roasted spices and mix well.

Add asafoetida, chopped coriander leaves and salt. Mix well.

Divide the dough into eight equal portions. Roll out thinly. Apply some water on the surface and spread a portion of the stuffing mixture. Roll into flutes. Place the flutes in the steamer  and steam for twenty minutes.

Cool the flutes slightly and cut into half inch sized pieces. They can be cut into pieces without steaming too. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry the pieces on medium heat till golden brown and crisp. Drain onto an absorbent paper and serve as a tea time snack