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Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Here's another Gujarati treat usually served as an appetizer at special events.  I have a vague memory of eating this and thought it would be interesting to replicate it.  This recipe is from and it's the microwave version.
1 cup gram flour
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup water
pinch of turmeric
pinch of asafoetida (I didn't have any but I will soon)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 slit chili
4 Tbsp oil
fresh chopped cilantro
shredded coconut (optional)
1.  In a microwave safe bowl, mix together the yogurt, water, gram flour, salt, turmeric and asafoetida until smooth.  Get your hand blender ready.
2.  Cook in microwave uncovered 1 1/2 minutes on high.  Take out and smooth out the batter with the hand blender until the lumps are gone.  Repeat this 2 more times.  The batter should be like a thick paste.
3.  Lay out 2 sheets of about 2ft aluminum foil on a flat surface and spread the batter thinly with a spatula onto the foil.  You need to do this quickly or the batter will harden.
Let this sit for about 30 minutes.
4.  Cut into 1 1/2 inch strips and roll the khandvi.  Sprinkle the cilantro, coconut and poppy seeds onto the rolls
5.  Make the hot seasoning by frying the chili, mustard seeds, and sesame seeds in the oil until it starts to crackle.  Pour it onto the rolls.

Eat with your fingers and you will live a long prosperous life full of joy.

These tasted wonderful.  My batter was not thick enough when I spread it so the rolls collapsed between my fingers when I went to eat them.  Next time I will do the microwave process 1 additional time for thickness.
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