Tum Tum

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.

Tum Tum - Nadiad Special

Recipe Source – Shreeji Foods

Tum Tum

Ingredients

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

Method

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 .

Tum Tum - Nadiad 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

 

Tum Tum

Tum Tum is delicious, spicy ,crunchy on the outside, soft inside deep fried tea time snack , popular in Nadiad district of Gujrat.
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 50 gms urad daal flour
  • 200 gms besan
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 21/2 tbsp red chili powder
  • 3 tbsp sugar powder
  • 2 tbsp pinch citric acid + 1water
  • 2-21/2 tbsp oil
  • tsp Salt to taste 11/2approximately
  • Oil to fry

Instructions

  • 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 .
  • Reknead 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 .

Notes

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6 thoughts on “Tum Tum – Nadiad Special”

  1. I didn’t know Gujaratis even have a chakli with sugar added. 🙂 Love the three stranded shape of your chakli. Indian chaklis in all forms and shapes are great to munch on. Keep bringing on these traditional gems.

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