Friday, January 30, 2009

Khara Chakoli (Spicy Wheat Squares)

Yipee,we're on a roll!!My second "Healthy Snack Recipe" contribution is from Suvarna Patil, currently residing at Corvallis,Oregon. It's a traditional North Karnataka snack made from whole wheat flour. It also has a little tur dal(good protein+carb combo) and requires very little oil. Tastes yummy when eaten hot!!
Khara Chakoli(Spicy Wheat Squares):Serves two
  • Whole wheat flour: 2 cups
  • Tur dal: 1/2 cup
  • Green chillies:1 (or 2 if you want it really spicy)
  • Garlic: 3-4
  • Corainder leaves:1 tablespoon(finely chopped)
  • Turmeric powder: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Jeera:1/4 teaspoon
  • Oil:1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt:to taste
  1. Boil tur dal in about 4 cups of water until it's cooked but not mashy.
  2. In the meanwhile,make a dough with the flour and roll into a regular chapathi/tortilla.
  3. Cut into squares and keep aside(be careful not to pile it one on top of the other,or else it'll stick to one another)
  4. Make a paste of the green chillies and garlic.
  5. Once the dal is cooked,add the squares and cook until the water starts to thicken.
  6. Then add the paste of garlic+ green chillies,oil, salt, turmeric powder and coriander leaves.
  7. Cook on reduced flame for about 15 minutes(add little water if needed).
  8. Serve when it is still warm.

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