The Beer Snack Series # 2 - Savory Jalebi

"Sweet or savory
Can't you tell?
Hey, pick one up & indulge
You might as well!
And when the night’s over
You cross a day off the diet chart
Overeaten again? Perhaps
But that’s the best part....”

(to be continued ..again....)

I really enjoyed making these. They were quick, simple and quite interesting (don't you agree?)! I also thought they were a great substitution for chips, and worked well with any dipping sauce you have lying around the house. Easy peasy....

And I promise they're savory. The pics almost fooled me too.

½ cup gram flour
¼ cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons thick yogurt
1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
1teaspoon caraway seeds (ajwain)
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
A pinch asafetida
A pinch of baking soda
Salt and red chili powder to taste
1 teaspoon chat masala
Olive oil for shallow frying
Mix gram flour with all the ingredients (except chat masala & oil) and add enough water to make a semi-thick pourable batter (pancake like batter) Keep aside to rest for 15 minutes.
Heat some oil in a non-stick pan. Put the mixture in a piping bag with a small hole & pour it into the hot oil in small round squiggles. Remove when crisp and brown on both sides and keep on a kitchen towel to drain any excess oil. Sprinkle with chat masala and serve hot with a dipping sauce such as tomato, sriracha, mint or yogurt. Actually, it goes with pretty much any sauce!