Yesterday the climate changed suddenly. It was sunny in the morning and by mid day it turned cloudy. Lil Angel was pestering me for some snacks and I was craving for something crispy and spicy to go with our evening tea. So I made this savory snacks using Oats.
Quick cooking Oats – 1 cup
Rice flour- 1 1/2 cups
Whole white urad dhal -1/2 a cup
Ajwain seeds -1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
- Roast oats and urad dal seperately till fragrant. The urad dal has to be golden brown in color.
- Cool and powder [together] finely.
- In a large bowl take the rice flour, oats and urad dal powder, crushed ajwain, salt and red chilli powder.Mix well.
- Add water little by little and knead to a smooth dough.I used less than 1 1/4 cups of water. So be careful while adding water. Add a little, knead and then add some more. The quantity of water that is used up also depends on the quality if the ingredients.
- Heat oil for deep frying.
- Drop a small piece of dough into the oil and if it springs up immediately, the oil is ready. Simmer. If it takes a long time to rise up, let it heat for some more time.
- While the oil is getting heated up, take a ball of the dough and place it between 2 plastic sheets and roll out like chapathi. If it is rolled out too thick , the snack will not be crispy.
- Use a knife / cookie cutter to cut into the desired shape.
- Drop a few at a time and deep fry till golden brown.
- Drain onto paper towels.
- Repeat for the remaining dough.
- Let the crispies cool completely before storing them in air tight containers.
- Don’t let the oil heat up too much. Keep going between sim and full flame to get the correct temperature so that the snack is of uniform color
- You can use pepper powder instead of red chilli powder
- Garam masala can be added to make a masala flavored snack.