Monday, July 13, 2009

SAVORY CRACKERS ( BASIC PAPDI)

These crispy crackers can be used in many ways and a basic food item used in every chaat.Iremember Hyderabad's the crowdyGokul Chaat,my god a small and much crowdy place,its famous for basic chaat.it takes minimum 1/2 hour to get ordered item.i love it very much.mainly the papdi chaat and the panipuri(golgappa),so here onwards i want to share chaat recipes of my knowledge.And this is the first item.This crackers are used in samosa chaat,ragada,cutletand almost every thing.Let me explain them in future posts.The dough for this papdi recipe is also used for making samosas (IIbig size,stuffed with alu curry). This my entry for EC'shttp://simpleindianfood.blogspot.com for the event "WYF-snack".


INGREDIENTS:
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  1. Un salted butter-2 tablespoons
  2. Ajwain/carom seeds/vamu/omu-1 teaspoon
  3. All purpose flour/self raising flour/maida-2 cups
  4. water-to knead the dough
  5. Salt- to taste
  6. Oil-for frying

METHOD:
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  1. Add butter and carom seeds to a mixing bowl,and mix well..
  2. Now add the maida and mix thoroughly,now add salt and some water,knead to soft and firm dough (in the consistency of puri dough)
  3. Now close the lid.let it rest for 20 minutes.
  4. now Divide the dough into portions.
  5. make big chapathi, make holes with fork on this chapathi.
  6. Cut into small circles with cookie cutter or bottle cap
  7. Fry in oil,cool and store it in air tight container.