June 02, 2009
We in India have the pleasure of enjoying different types of colourful festivals and varied types of special and traditional delicacies prepared during these festivals. Few such important festivals are the Sankranti (Pongal), Dusshera, Diwali, and many more. Olden days, our grandmothers would prepare a variety of sweets and savories made of rice flour (also commonly known as pindi vantalu) adding other spices to serve the guests and relative during the festival season. These savory dishes would stay for at least about a week to ten days. These Indian savory crackers are commonly called as Chekkalu or Rice cracker, Murukku, Jantikalu etc.
Rice crackers can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes and called as Thattai, Nippattu, Ribbon Murukku, Pappu Chekkalu etc. Most of these are prepared during the Diwali, Krishna Jayanthi and Sankranti festivals. These rice crackers are the culinary secrets that are carried on since ages till today. To prepare these traditional rice crackers normally ones need to have the experience in doing it perfectly. But its practice that one makes perfect. Be it Chekkalu (in telugu) or Thattai (in Tamil), they are great snacks whether its festive season or not. There are many variations to prepare the Chekkalu.
They are really crunchy yummy snacks good to be served with hot tea or carry while traveling or entertaining guests. It’s an all time favorite snack and a total yum. They are one of those highly addictive snacks when hardly anybody can stop eating. Do prepare and store them for your kids and friends for the ongoing festivals!
Yeah! Below listed are few favourite Indian crackers that you would surely like to try them out and keep you family happy.
Murukulu also known as Janthikulu is a very popular savory snack of the South Indian cuisine. Murukku is traditionally combined with a mixture of urad dal powder, rice flour, salt, chilli powder, ajwain, cumin seeds.An evening binge choice, the crispy deep fried janthikalu (murukulu) are every one's favorite snack item. Prepared from a dough comprising of chana and rice flour, the murukku is crunchy, spicy and a great accompaniment to evening tea or coffee. Simple dry snack preparation.
Easy Simple Indian Snack Bhakarwadi
Bhakarwadi is a traditional spicy maharastrian snack recipe which requires effort but can be stored for weeks and enjoyed with evening tea. The flour based round discs are stuffed with roasted poppy seeds, steamed and then finally deep fried to a crispy finish.
Chekkalu - Rice Cracker
"Chekkalu (in Telugu) or Thattai (in Tamil) or Rice Cracker is an amazing festive snack. channa dal and rice flour and tastes really good. Made with rice, butter, and spiced with green chillies, ginger and curry leaves adds up flavour to the snack. " A great snack for festival times and every day tea time crunch.
These are truly yum to eat, fresh and easy to prepare. I wish you all also try these recipes as it’s just worth tasting most of these Indian savory crackers. To get hold of some of your favourite recipes, do click on: www.vahrehvah.com
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