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