How to Make Delicious Chickpea Flour Snacks

Updated on June 1, 2020
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Chickpea flour snacks
Chickpea flour snacks

A Deliciously Crunchy and Unique Appetizer

Chickpea flour snacks are an awesome party appetizer that stands out from the rest. They are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

You need to fry the vada over a high fire to prevent them from absorbing too much oil. These snacks are best served with sweet and sour chutney or tomato sauce.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 20 chickpea flour vadas

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fine wheat semolina
  • 1/2 cup gram flour (chickpea flour or besan)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon kasuri methi (or chopped coriander leaves, although kasuri methi gives better flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • oil for deep-frying
  • 2 pinches hing (asafoetida powder)

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add semolina and gram flour. Add 3 to 4 cups of water. Make a lump-free batter. The batter should be thin.
  2. Heat a deep-bottomed pan or non-stick pan. Add some oil. Throw in cumin seeds and carom seeds. Let them sizzle.
  3. Add chopped green chilies and ginger-garlic paste. Saute on low fire until they emit a nice aroma.
  4. Add turmeric powder, hing powder, garam masala powder, kasuri methi (or chopped coriander leaves), and lemon juice. Mix well.
  5. Pour gram flour and semolina batter into the pan. Add salt. Cook on a low fire, stirring continuously. When the mixture becomes thick, add a little oil. Collect the paste to form a pliable dough. Spread it on a plate to cool.
  6. Pick up lemon-sized dough portions and shape them like chocos or squares. Apply oil to your fingers to prevent them from sticking while making the shapes.
  7. Heat oil for deep-frying. Drop the dough squares one by one into the very hot oil. Fry, turning occasionally to ensure uniform cooking. Reduce the fire once they are golden brown and crispy.
  8. Transfer to an absorbent paper towel. Repeat the same until you finish making all of the vada.
  9. Serve with tomato sauce or any sweet-sour chutney or sauce. Enjoy eating these delightful snacks!

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Keep the ingredients handy.Step one: Saute cumin, carom seeds, ginger-garlic paste, and green chilies in oil.Add turmeric powder, hing, and garam masala powder. Mix well.Add kasuri methi (or chopped coriander leaves) and lemon juice. Saute for a while. Step two: Add gram flour and semolina batter into the pan. Stir-cook on low fire, stirring continuously. The batter should become thick and resemble dough. Add a teaspoon of oil and bring together the dough.Spread the dough to cool.Step three: Take lemon-sized portions of the dough. Make ball shapes or square shapes.Step four: Fry them in very hot oil until golden brown and crunchy. Remove and place them on a paper towel.Chickpea flour snacks are ready to eat.Serve hot with tomato sauce or any sweet-sour chutney. Enjoy the taste!
Keep the ingredients handy.
Keep the ingredients handy.
Step one: Saute cumin, carom seeds, ginger-garlic paste, and green chilies in oil.
Step one: Saute cumin, carom seeds, ginger-garlic paste, and green chilies in oil.
Add turmeric powder, hing, and garam masala powder. Mix well.
Add turmeric powder, hing, and garam masala powder. Mix well.
Add kasuri methi (or chopped coriander leaves) and lemon juice. Saute for a while.
Add kasuri methi (or chopped coriander leaves) and lemon juice. Saute for a while.
Step two: Add gram flour and semolina batter into the pan. Stir-cook on low fire, stirring continuously.
Step two: Add gram flour and semolina batter into the pan. Stir-cook on low fire, stirring continuously.
The batter should become thick and resemble dough. Add a teaspoon of oil and bring together the dough.
The batter should become thick and resemble dough. Add a teaspoon of oil and bring together the dough.
Spread the dough to cool.
Spread the dough to cool.
Step three: Take lemon-sized portions of the dough. Make ball shapes or square shapes.
Step three: Take lemon-sized portions of the dough. Make ball shapes or square shapes.
Step four: Fry them in very hot oil until golden brown and crunchy. Remove and place them on a paper towel.
Step four: Fry them in very hot oil until golden brown and crunchy. Remove and place them on a paper towel.
Chickpea flour snacks are ready to eat.
Chickpea flour snacks are ready to eat.
Serve hot with tomato sauce or any sweet-sour chutney. Enjoy the taste!
Serve hot with tomato sauce or any sweet-sour chutney. Enjoy the taste!
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Important Tips

  1. Before frying, make sure that the oil is very hot; otherwise, the vada will absorb too much oil.
  2. Fry on high heat until the vada becomes crispy and golden brown.
  3. Serve chickpea flour snacks hot to enjoy the crunchiness.

The vada resting on a paper towel.
The vada resting on a paper towel.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 142
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
Carbohydrates 26 g9%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 32 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
The completed gram flour and semolina vada.
The completed gram flour and semolina vada.

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