• Preeti Shridhar

Elaichi (Cardamom) Crisps

With the mercury dipping, festivities in the air, one does long for indulgent food. Fried food is so welcome during such times.

These Elaichi Crisps are perfect for the weather. These mildly sweet crisps will definitely satiate your sweet tooth .

You may want to check this recipe out

Shakkarpare


Ingredients

Whole Wheat Flour 3/4 cup

Fine Semolina 1/4 cup

Raw sugar 2 tbsp

Fresh Cream/Malai 3 tbsp

Ghee 1 tbsp

Cardamom Powder 1/2 tsp + 1/4 tsp

Milk 2 tbsp

Castor Sugar 2 tbsp

Oil for frying



Method

  1. Beat malai, ghee, sugar and 1/2 tsp cardamom powder for 2 minutes.

  2. Add flour gradually until you get a dough that is firm enough to roll.

  3. If the dough feels very dry, add 1 tbsp milk at a time. I had to add 2 tbsp milk.

  4. Make a ball, brush it with oil, ,cover and let the dough rest for 30 minutes.

  5. Roll it into a 15 inch by 10 inch rectangle on a parchment paper.

  6. Using a pastry wheel or knife, cut into 1 1/2 inch wide strips.

  7. Cut diagonally at 2 1/2 inch intervals.

  8. Fold each diamond in the centre to get a bow. Press it lightly.

  9. Heat oil for frying, fry these few at a time until golden brown.

  10. Fry on medium heat so that these get cooked from inside.

  11. Remove them on an absorbent paper.

  12. Similarly fry all the crisps.

  13. Dust them with castor sugar mixed with 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder.

Note:

  1. The dough is quite delicate, so handle carefully.

I have just joined the group A-Z recipe challenge. This is season 2. In this we will be making recipes with Hindi names of ingredients. For this month , it is alphabet E So I have chosen Elaichi (cardamom) as my star ingredient.



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