Diwali/Deepavali, 'the festival of lights' is just around the corner & I'm sure you all must be busy cleaning/shopping/ preparing sweets and savories, so am I
Cooking - just decided the menu
Last year for Diwali, the menu
(for sweets &savories) was
savory : Ribbon pakoda/murruku, mullu murukku
This year I'm planning to make
sweet : Rava ladoo, Karachi halwa , Gulab jamun
savory : baked rice flour murukku ✓
Planning to make some baked potato chips too if time permits. I'm not very sure if its legit to make potato chips for Diwali.. But I'm thinking, why not? Let me be the trend-setter. LOL
Ok not much time to chat today, got to go make all these goodies. So lemme quickly give you guys the recipe.
Before that, did u notice that I'm baking the chaklis? we're gonna use just 1 tsp of oil guys!! And you won't believe, it turned out as good as the fried ones.. Very crispy n tasty... I'm never gonna deep-fry chaklis anymore! I suggest you guys to try this too
1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup yogurt
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp oil
a pinch of asafoetida(hing)
salt to taste
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, knead it into semi-soft dough using little water at a time.
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 F / 180 C .
- You will need a chakli/muruku maker with a 1- star attachment. refer here
- Insert the dough to the chakli maker and press out the dough in spirals on a baking tray.
- Bake these chaklis in the oven for 20-25 mins, flipping the chaklis once after 12 mins.
- Let it cool and store it in a air-tight container.
- You can also add some sesame seeds
- Every oven is different, keep an eye on chakli throughout. Some ovens might need 30-35 mins too.