Tikha Ganthia - Bhavnagar Special

Tikha Ganthia is a crisp , crunchy , traditional Gujrati snack made of chickpea flour. It is a variant of sev and is very crunchy and spicy.

Tikha Ganthias are available throughout Gujrat but the best ones are from Bhavnagar. Bhavnagar is a city of Gujrat in Saurashtra region. The minute one speaks of Ganthias , immediately they are associated with Bhavnagar.

i have made Ganthias before , but those are a different variety. The vanela Ganthias are rather tricky to make , but the Tikha Ganthia’s are comparatively easier. The dough is made and then a Sev Press is used.

These spicy Ganthias taste terrific ! I simply love them , and to make them more delicious add some chopped onions and tomatoes along with green chillies and some coriander. A drizzle of lemon juice makes it irresistible.

These Ganthias are also a base of many mix farsans where they add other fried farsaans and nuts . They make a delicious travel snack at the same time they also are served during the Diwali Festival.

I couldn’t miss out these Bhavnagari Tikha Ganthias for the the theme Sweets and Snacks .

Tikha Ganthia - Bhavnagar Special

Recipe Source : Shreeji Foods

Tikha Ganthiya

Ingredients

4 cups besan
1 cup water
Pinch soda
Salt to taste

Grind to a powder

3 tsp black pepper
1 tsp carom seeds
2 tsp dry chilly seeds
8 cloves
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp black salt
11/2 tsp red chilly powder

Method

Take one cup water in a big mixing bowl.
Remove 2 tbsp and keep aside .
Add salt to water and using a hand blender , blend water and salt .
This will form a milky solution .
Add the ground spice powder .
Mix well .
Start adding besan to this water mix .
Add spoon by spoon and keep stirring .
Make sure no lumps are formed .
Keep adding besan till all the besan is over .
Now add the pinch of soda to the 2 tbsp water we had kept aside .
Mix this soda solution to the besan mix we have prepared .
Mix well .
The dough should neither be too soft nor hard .
Heat oil .
Grease a Sev press machine .
Use a thick sev mesh .
Add a part of the dough to the machine and press sev into the hot oil .
Fry till crisp and golden , flipping in between .
Remove on an absorbent kitchen napkin .
Break into big pieces .

Store in a airtight container after the ganthia has cooled down .

Tikha Ganthia - Bhavnagar Special

Sweets and Snacks

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

Day 7 Dry Fruit Kachori – Jamnagar Special

Day 8 Papad nu Chavanu – Khambat Special

Day 9 Tum Tum – Nadiad Special

Print Recipe
Tikha Ganthiya
Tikha Ganthia is a crisp , crunchy , traditional Gujrati snack made of chickpea flour. It is a variant of sev and is very crunchy and spicy.
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Take one cup water in a big mixing bowl.
  2. Remove 2 tbsp and keep aside .
  3. Add salt to water and using a hand blender , blend water and salt .
  4. This will form a milky solution .
  5. Add the ground spice powder .
  6. Mix well .
  7. Start adding besan to this water mix .
  8. Add spoon by spoon and keep stirring .
  9. Make sure no lumps are formed .
  10. Keep adding besan till all the besan is over .
  11. Now add the pinch of soda to the 2 tbsp water we had kept aside .
  12. Mix this soda solution to the besan mix we have prepared .
  13. Mix well .
  14. The dough should neither be too soft nor hard .
  15. Heat oil .
  16. Grease a Sev press machine .
  17. Use a thick sev mesh .
  18. Add a part of the dough to the machine and press sev into the hot oil .
  19. Fry till crisp and golden , flipping in between .
  20. Remove on an absorbent kitchen napkin .
  21. Break into big pieces .
  22. Store in a airtight container after the ganthia has cooled down .
Recipe Notes

Tikha Ganthiya

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5 thoughts on “Tikha Ganthia – Bhavnagar Special”

  1. These ganthias sound so sinful Vaishali, I know the dough might be almost the same, how and what extra spices go in surely makes all the difference. This version sounds fantastic! I know we will end up having a huge bookmark.

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