Vanela Ganthia
Vanela Ganthia is a popular Gujrati breakfast made of gram flour .It is a savoury farsan which melts in the mouth and is served with fried chillies and a salad.
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  1. Heat about 1 cup water and add salt and ganthia soda. Keep aside to cool.
  2. Using a mortar pestle crush the peppercorns lightly . We do not want powdered pepper .
  3. Take the crushed peppercorns in a plate and remove the dark thick black ones .
  4. You can powder those and use in your pepper shaker .
  5. Sieve the Besan flour two three times.
  6. Now gradually start binding the dough using the salt/ soda water.
  7. Halfway through start adding oil.
  8. Go on kneading adding water and oil till the dough is nice and soft .
  9. In case this water mixture gets over , you can use regular water .
  10. The dough needs a good kneading, by the end it should not be sticky , it should be soft and smooth .
  11. You will need a large wooden board to make these ganthia.
  12. Take a lemon sized ball of dough and using your palm rmake a nice long rope twisting it every time you lift your palm
  13. Follow this video to see this twisting method .
  14. Deep fry on medium flame .
  15. They will puff up and remove as soon as they are cooked .
  16. We do not want them golden .
  17. Remove and sprinkle asafoetida .
  18. Serve with fried green chillies and carrot Salad
Carrot Salad
  1. Heat oil
  2. Add mustard, curry leaves, slit green chillies and asafoetida .
  3. Add turmeric and immediately add the grated carrots .
  4. Add salt and stir for a minute or two .
  5. Remove from fire and add lemon juice and mix .
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves .
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