Ganthiya / Gathiya !!

Gathiya , Does it need an Introduction ?? Anyways a small description for the unfamiliar ones ...Gathiya are a deep fried Indian snacks made from chickpea flour and flavored with carom seeds . They are a popular tea time snack in Gujrat and North of India.They are soft , slightly crunchy and melt in mouth unlike most of the other Indian snacks..
  • 3 to 3.5 cups : Besan / Gram flour 
  • 1 cup : warm water
  • 3/4 cup : Unflavored Oil (Vegetable or sunflower oil )
  • 1/4 tsp : Soda bi carb
  • Pinch of turmeric 
  • 1 tbsp : Carom seeds / Ajwain
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp : Black pepper powder
  • 1/8 tsp : Asoefetida / Hing
  • Oil for Deep frying
  • In a mixing bowl add water and oil ..then beat it with a whisk or hand blender until slight milky white..
  • Next add in the soda and continue whisking until slightly frothy..
  • Later stir in the salt , carom seeds, turmeric , pepper powder, hing ..give it a good stir ..
  • Next incorporate the flour until it turns thick dough..
  • Now scoop and fill the chakli maker attached with a big holed disc ..
  • Meanwhile start heating up the oil for frying on medium high heat..
  • Now press the ghathiya into the hot oil in circular motions until the pan is 3/4 th full...
  • Fry this for couple of minutes until the bubbles disappear and later flip and fry on the other side as well..
  • Now remove and drain this on a paper towel...and continue filling and frying until all the dough is used..
  • Once it cools down break into pieces and store in an airtight container and cherish while stock lasts !!
  • Crispy melt in mouth goodness is ready to munch on !!
  • Notes : Add the flour accordingly all we need is a thick dough ...the amount of besan depends on its texture so somewhere from 3 to 3.5 cups is good enough.. 
  • Whisking the liquids and soda activates them and helps in yielding light and crispy ghatiya!!
  • Stays good in airtight container for upto 3 to 4 weeks..
Make and enjoy with your family and friends..
We love it , hope you will love it too !!


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