Masala Kaju
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Masala Kaju

Spicy savoury little tea-time snack treats.

Brijdeep Kaur

Ingredients

3-serving
  1. 1 cup Wheat flour
  2. to taste Salt
  3. 1/2 tablespoon seeds Carom
  4. 1/4 tablespoon Methi Kasoori
  5. 1/4 tablespoon Red chilli powder
  6. 2 pinchs Asafoetida
  7. 1/4 tablespoon Cumin seeds (optional)
  8. Oil (for frying)
  9. 1 tablespoon Butter (melted)

Method

30 mins
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    Add in the salt, carom seeds, red chilli powder, asafoetida and cumin seeds (if using) with the flour. Mix well. Add in the butter and mix it well with fingers, do not knead, just mix it.

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    Adding very little water at a time, bring it together to form a ball, no need to knead.  Keep aside for 15 minutes covered.

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    Pinch out balls from the flour and roll out with a rolling pin, just like a chappati.

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    Cut vertical stripes and create the moon-like shapes with a cookie cutter. I don't have one, so I just used the edge of a bottle cover.

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    When all the cashew-shaped crackers are cut, fry them in oil on medium flame till golden brown. You could also fry them simultaneously while making the cashew shapes.

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    Take out on a kitchen paper to absorb excess oil. Store in an air-tight box when cooled and enjoy with tea.

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