Ooty Varky - Tamil Nadu Special

Ooty Varky is a crisp fried or baked snack from the beautiful hill station Ooty . This is a Tamilnadu Special .

 

September Mega Marathon with the theme Sweets and Snacks has been an interesting journey , where I was aware of all the snacks I made . I had tasted all of them , except for this Ooty Varky . I have been to Ooty , a beautiful hill station in Tamilnadu , but never knew they had this special snack there .

This snack took a back seat and was the last one to be made , so much so that my friends were shocked that I had not completed the marathon till almost mid third week !

Well Gayathri had tried a baked version and shared with us long back , but Harini and Namrata spoke about the fried version ! I found it simpler and went ahead with it .

According to wiki , both fried and baked are popular , but when I checked the videos they only showed the baked . So I assume the baked version is more authentic , perhaps I will make it sometime .

I made the fried ones , but unfortunately there was no one at home to enjoy these . I couldn’t taste as I had got a root canal done and was allowed soft food . I gave these to my cook and her companion , they both finished all these fried beauties with some tea . Their faces spoke ! And I was glad I had finally finished making the long awaited Ooty Varky !

Ooty Varky

Ooty Varky

Ingredients

1/2 cup wheat flour
1 tbsp rice flour
1 tbsp semolina
Pinch salt
Pinch cooking soda
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp ghee
Water for kneading the dough
Oil to deep fry

Method

In a mixing bowl add the wheat flour, rava, rice flour, salt and sugar, mix well.
Add the ghee and mix well.
Gradually add water and knead the dough to a chapati dough consistency .
Pinch out lemon sized balls and roll them .
Deep fry these balls in medium to hot oil till crisp and golden.

Ooty Varky

Sweets and Snacks

Week 1 Sweets

Day1 Gajjar Halwa Spring Rolls

Day 2 Gajjar Halwa Cups with Badaam Pista Kesar Ice cream

Day 3 Motichoor Cheese Cake

Day 4 Kesari Mango Shrikhand with Roasted Almonds

Day 5 Kesari Phirni with Mango & Nuts

Day 6 Rabdi

Week 2 Gujrat – City Specific Specialities

Day 7 Dry Fruit Kachori – Jamnagar Special

Day 8 Papad nu Chavanu – Khambat Special

Day 9 Tum Tum – Nadiad Special

Day 10 Tikha Ganthia – Bhavnagar Special

Day 11 Leelo Chevdo – Vadodara Special

Day 12 Limbu Mari ne Sev

Week 3 Gujrat Festival Special

Day 13 Bajri na Vada

Day 14 Methi Poori

Day 15 Fulwadi

Day 16 Farsi Poori

Day 17 Sada Khakhra – in a griller toster

Day 18 Besan Sev

Week 4 State Specials

Day 19 Pappu Chekkalu -Andhra Pradesh Special

Day 20 Handvo – Gujarat Special

Day 21 Ratlami Sev – Madhya Pradesh Special

Day 22 Kotambir Vadi – Maharashtra Special

Day 23 Kalmi Vada – Rajasthan Special

 

 

Print Recipe
Ooty Varky
Ooty Varky is a crisp fried or baked snack from the beautiful hill station Ooty . This is a Tamilnadu Special .
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 05 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 05 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl add the wheat flour, rava, rice flour, salt and sugar, mix well.
  2. Add the ghee and mix well.
  3. Gradually add water and knead the dough to a chapati dough consistency .
  4. Pinch out lemon sized balls and roll them .
  5. Deep fry these balls in medium to hot oil till crisp and golden.
Recipe Notes

Ooty Varky

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5 thoughts on “Ooty Varky – Tamil Nadu Special”

  1. I made the baked version, Amma and maids enjoyed them with tea. Your fried version looks really good. I’m sure you’ll make them again.

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