Tum Tum is delicious, spicy ,crunchy on the outside, soft inside deep fried tea time snack , popular in Nadiad district of Gujrat.
Tum Tum can also be called another variant of Ganthia , but this has different ingredients than the regular Ganthia. Tum Tum has a small portion of urad daal added to chickpea flour. The urad daal lends a unique flavor to them.
To make Tum Tum one needs a special mesh which has a star like design on it. Normally we do not have this mesh at home so we either borrow from friends or instead use a Sev Press machine with the star mesh in it. The taste varies between the two meshes , but not much, so one can definitely use the sev press if the mesh is not available.
Nadiad is a small city in the Kheda district of Gujrat and Tum Tum happens to be a specialty of this small city . Tum Tum is my week 2 post under the theme Sweets and Snacks where I am posting Diwali or Jar Snacks from Gujarat.
Recipe Source – Shreeji Foods
50 gms urad daal flour
200 gms besan
1 tsp turmeric powder
21/2 tbsp red chili powder
3 tbsp sugar, powder
2 pinch citric acid + 1 tbsp water
2-21/2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste ( 11/2 tsp approximately )
Oil to fry
Sieve both the flours.
Add red chili powder, turmeric powder , sugar and salt .
Mix well and add citric acid solution and oil . Mix well .
Now adding water bind the dough like paratha dough . The dough will be sticky so you can grease your hands.
Now dissolve 1/4 tsp cooking soda with 1 tsp water and add to the binded dough .
Re knead the dough .
Grease the dough .
Cover and keep aside for 10-15 minutes .
Pinch out a ball from the dough , sprinkle some water and knead the dough again till it becomes soft and smooth. The dough should resemble the roti dough .
Now using a star mesh place it over the hot oil , rub in the dough over it .
Remove the mesh and fry the Tum Tum . Remember the flame has to be low while you are using the mesh .
Increase to medium after removing the mesh .
In case you do not have the big mesh , use the sev press machine with a Star mesh and proceed in the similar manner .
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