KHANDAVI - an Indian snack

Recipe Contribution: SHWETA  AGARWAL

Khandavi is a traditional savoury snack from the state of Gujurat in India. It is also popularly eaten in Maharashtra. This quick and delicious Indian style appetizer or snack is perfect for a light afternoon tea. The simple yet aromatic seasoning of sautéed mustard seeds, curry leaves, coriander and coconut makes this snack simply irresistible.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Serves: 2-3

2 tsp olive oil
½ cup gram flour
½ cup yogurt
1 cup water
½ tsp ginger paste
½ tsp mustard seeds
¼ tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Curry leaves
Green chillies (optional)
Chopped coriander, shredded coconut for garnishing

  • Take a blender and add gram flour, yogurt, salt, ginger paste, turmeric powder and water to it. Blend, till everything mixes thoroughly.
  • Take a pan and add the blended mixture to it. Place the pan on a heat source and continuously stir the mixture till it thickens.
  • Now switch off the heat. Take a tray and start spreading the thickened mixture thinly with the help of spatula.
  • Allow to dry. Once dry, cut into strips about a finger width and start rolling them into pinwheels.

For the seasoning:
  • Heat oil in a tadka pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter for a minute.
  • Now add the curry leaves.  You can add green chillies for making it spicy, but it is optional.
  • Start adding the seasoning over the rolls.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and shredded coconut.
  • Serve at room temperature.
  • A cup of tea or coffee is a perfect accompaniment.