It’s amazing how I like to challenge myself in the kitchen these days. It’s like a fun workout for me. Sometime the exercises ends in a fabulous result which makes my day a whole lot brighter and sometime, there are those bad times when I cry…almost like a kid!
The unsuccessful experiment creates a disaster and mess in the kitchen that makes me really mad! But thankfully it makes me more curious and stubborn. Call it attitude if you may, but it helps me to finally nail the dish!
Making Khandvi was not easy and it took multiple attempts to get it right. It’s definitely not one of the easiest snacks to prepare. It needs a lot of time and attention but at the end, you will certainly not regret the effort.
This finger food snack bite comes from the state of Gujarat in India and it’s made with plain sour yogurt and chickpea flour.
Getting the batter ready was the quick and easy part. In fact, the whole process should not take more than 15 mins. The first tricky part was to cook it to the right consistency, so that it was easy to spread evenly into a thin layer.
Then comes the second tricky part – making the rolls. The thin layers are very delicate and if you hurry, it will break apart. You need to be really careful and patient while rolling the layers.
Patience is not always my strong point!
Once the rolls are ready, the job is almost done! Now, all you need is some tampering and it’s ready to be served.
There is hardly any spice in this dish, which gives it a very mild taste, and it is buttery at every bite! Tamper it with mustard seeds, some green chilies and curry leaves to add that robust flavor and finish it off with chopped fresh cilantro as garnish.
There is always a certain sense of pleasure that I get out of such challenges and it’s always worth the effort after I see a smile on Arvind’s face as he enjoys the dish.
Today, I am sharing this savory delicious finger food with my friend Tamara Novakovic who lives in Croatia. She is a freelance food writer and an amazing photographer. Visit her blog Bite My cake and you will know what I mean. We met though Honest Cooking where she has her own column called “Cooking Croatia“.
I felt so honored when she asked me to be a part of her food event ‘Eat Global Series’ where she is gathering recipes from all across the globe. She loves spices, wild strawberries and colorful candy. Her favorite hobby is baking cakes and in her blog, you can see all the gorgeous food that she makes.
Note: After doing some study on how to make Khandvi, I realized that you could either cook the batter on the stovetop or in the microwave. I tried both and clearly the microwave version is much easier method – it takes less effort and it’s much simpler.
My very good friend Prerna along with two other amazing bloggers Barbara and Kathy started the event Indian Food Palooza, celebrating Indian food. I love the concept of the event and guess what!! There are prizes to win too 🙂 What are you waiting for?Head up here and read more about it and start linking Indian food.
I am sharing this snack bite for this month’s entry.