It has been over a year that I have made any kind of fried food at home. Except for the ocassional meal at a friends house or so, I have completely avoided fried foods since last Diwali and it wasn't as difficult or impossible as I thought it would be. But it is that time of the year again and a perfect excuse to indulge in everything I have been denying myself.
I always make Murukku and Ribon Pakoda, two of my favorite snacks. I addition to those, we have one more snack this year, these methi chips, which is really just crispy fried thepla. They are just the perfect evening snack, spicy and crunchy!
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup gram flour/ besan
1 tsp red chili powder, or to taste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
2 pinches asafoetida
1 1/2 cups fresh methi leaves, chopped
2 tbs oil
salt to taste
oil to deep fry
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Add enough water to form a stiff dough. Divide into small portions. Roll out each ball as thin as possible and cut into squares. Separate the squares and deep fry on medium high heat until light brown and crisp. Cool and store in an airtight container.