Khandvi is basically a Gujarathi dish, it is also called Suralichi wadi in Maharashtra,its like a savory swiss roll. It's an extremely popular indian snack, made from chick pea flour, with spices and yogurt. Its very soft and healthy too, as a very little oil is used. So all those of you who have been intimidated by this recipe before, read on and discover the easy recipe for the best Khandvi, aka Suralichi Wadi :-)
Besan / Gram/Chick Pea Flour - 3/4 Cup
Sour beaten thick yogurt/Curd - 1 Cup
Water - 1 Cup
Ginger Chili paste - 3/4 Teaspoon (Adjust according to spice need)
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 Teaspoon
Asafoetida/Heeng - 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt - As per taste.
To Temper :
Mustard Seeds -1/4 Teaspoon
Asafoetida - 1/4 Teaspoon
In a mixing bowl, add gram flour, beaten thick curd, water, ginger chili paste, turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt and mix well using a whisk, mix well, without any lumps.
Heat a thick bottomed pan and pour the mixture, and stir continuously, in medium flame, (make sure no lumps are formed ) until it forms a thick consistency, you need to check the correct consistency by taking a small spoonful mixture and spread evenly as thin as possible over the back of a plate, allow it to cool for some time. Now try taking out the portion you have spread over the plate, if it comes out without sticking in the plate, then thats the right consistency. Switch off the flame, and quickly spread a thin layer (as thin as possible, i.e like paper), over the back side of the plate, repeat the process for the rest of mixture using different plates.
Now allow the mixture spread over the plates to cool down. Cut in to 2" inch wide strips, and carefully roll it tight, repeat for all the plates. Place the rolled khandvi's in a serving dish. You can set in refrigerator till its time to serve.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter, add asafoetida, and pour over the khandvi's. sprinkle chopped coriander leaves. Tasty soft khandvi's are ready to be served with Green Chutney.
You can add grated fresh coconut shavings on top off khandvi's while serving
Roasted Sesame seeds can be added on top off khandvi's while serving for a nutty feeling while eating khandvi's.