>> Saturday, February 15, 2014
Besan / Gram Flour - 500 gms
Salt to taste
Ajwain - 1 tsp
Cooking Soda - 2 tsp
Cooking Oil - 100 gms
Oil for deep frying
How to make the Gathiys
In a pan, dry roast the cooking soda for a minute of two, remove and let it cool down completely. The time taken to roast should be good enough to remove all the moisture and it should get charred.
In a bowl, take the besan, salt, ajwain, and mix in cooled cooking soda. Mix well. Then slowly add the oil and crumble well. Then add water slowly to get a soft dough. The consistency of the dough should be of the same as what you make for sev.
Making Gathiys require you to have that plate on which you will put the dough and press it directly on the hot oil. Else you can use sev machine and press it down as well. Even cookie press would work out if you have the mould required.
To make it more spicy, you can add crushed peppercorns/ red chili powder / crushed cumin seeds etc.
These gathiyas are very soft and melt in the mouth types, basically because of the cooking soda being added like this.