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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
Total Time 40 minutes

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

Instructions

  • 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 .

Notes

Tikha Ganthiya
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