Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Atta Tukudis [Wheat Flour Salted Diamond Cuts]

This is a traditional savory snack of India. Common ingredients available in the kitchen are used in this recipe. Dough is prepared by adding little amount of sugar, red chilly powder and salt to the wheat flour; Portions of dough will be rolled into chapatis/rotis; Rotis will be cut into tiny diamond shaped tukudis ; These tukudis will be deep fried.
  I have already shared very similar recipe using all purpose flour i.e Simple Salted Tukudis.This time I was not comfortable using all purpose flour and was thinking of some healthy deep fried snack box idea for my son.Finally I ended up making this wheat flour tukudis.I feel this is better than chips/any other fried items bought from outside. Do you all agree with me ??
 Kindly try this recipe and get back to me with your comments.


Ingredients:

1 cup wheat flour(atta)
 water as required
1 tsp  sugar
1 tsp ghee(clarified butter)
salt to taste (adjust the salt by tasting the dough just to be on the safer side!)
1 tsp red chilly powder 
oil for deep frying


How to Prepare?
  • In a mixing bowl, place the flour and add salt, ghee,sugar, water ( add the water part by part) to it. Mix everything well with your fingertips to form a soft dough. Knead the dough nicely for 2-3 minutes  and allow it to rest for 5 mins.
        



  • Dust the rolling area with little flour.Take out small sized ball of dough and roll them out flat into a round shape/any shape. (thinner chapatis will give you crisp tukudis). Now slowly transfer this chapati on to a wooden tray or back side of the flat plate.Now you can poke the rotis with fork/toothpick so that tukudis will not puff up while frying.



  • Run a tukudi cutter diagonally across the chapathi to make diamond shapes. 

  • Heat oil on a medium high flame for deep frying. Drop the diamond shapes into the hot oil and fry until the color changes to light brown. Keep moving the laddle over the tukudis so that all the tukudis gets cooked evenly. As soon as the sizzling sound stops take out the tukudis from oil.Place the tukudis on a kitchen tissue.Repeat the above steps until all the dough has been used.When it is completely cooled, store them in an airtight container.
  • Munch them with hot tea/coffee.

Notes/Alternative:

  • You can adjust the quantity of red chilly powder as per your wish.
  • If you use more flour while rolling , you will see more residue at the bottom of the  kadai/pan. At the same time, make sure the chapati is dry before cutting them into diamond shapes , because it shouldn't stick to the wooden board while you cut them into diamond shapes. 
  • How to Drop tukudis into hot oil? : Hold the wooden board/plate using your left hand on which you have chopped tukudis above the pan. Now Take a knife in your right hand .Run the knife under the tukudis and push it into the hot oil. Alternatively you can take tukudis one by one and drop them into a hot oil. This will be little longer...

Thanks so much for going through my recipe.Kindly get back to me with your comments. .Please do share it with your friends and family if you like the recipe :-)