March 22, 2017

Thikha Gathiya(Theekha Ghatiya) | तीखा गाठीया | Khara Sev | Spicy Fried Noodle Strands - Video Recipe

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Thikha Ghatiya is a traditional Gujurati deep fried snack made out of gram flour. Gathiya is used as one of the main ingredients in various types of mixtures,farsans,chewdas or even enjoyed as is with a cup of hot tea. Diwali is incomplete without ghatiya . I make sure that along with the traditional South Indian snacks like Ribbon pakoda ,murruku and mixture, I make one batch of Ghatiya without fail during Diwali. It is more like a ritual for me now which takes me down the wonderful memory lane .

Thikha Gathiya(Theekha Ghatiya) | तीखा गाठीया |   Khara Sev | Spicy Fried Noodle Strands - Video Recipe

Theekha Gaatiya has been an integral part of my growing up. This yummy snack would always be stocked up at home and also any visit to my gujju friend's homes would be incomplete without ghatiya and masala puris .

You can make this quick snack for even festivals like Diwali,Gokulashtami and Holi where in we make lots of snacks and sweets for distribution among friends and relatives.

To make  Gaatiya you need the Sev Press / Saancha /Acchu with the medium sized 3 holed plate for getting the noodle strands.
Make this for kids in summer holidays to munch on for their sudden hunger pangs and junk food cravings :-)

Thikha Gathiya(Teekha Ghatiya) | तीखा गाठीया |   Khara Sev | Spicy Fried Noodle Strands - Video Recipe

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Frying Time : 20-30 mins
Makes about 200 gms of gaatiya.
Complexity : High

Watch the complete detailed video link given below to make a perfect Theeka Ghatiya/Sev for the upcoming Diwali fest.

2 cups besan/kadalai maav/gram flour
1/2 tsp cooking soda
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 - 1 tsp white sesame seeds / ajwain (optional)
pinch of asafoetida
salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

  • In a wide mixing bowl, add the besan,salt,soda,chilli powder,asafoetida,ajwain/sesame seeds and mix well with your hands.
  • heat about 2 tablespoon of oil and pour it on the dry ingredients and slowly mix with your fingers until it forms a crumbly mixture.
  • Now add water little by little and make a smooth dough.Apply some oil over the dough and keep aside.
  • Grease the inner surface of the sev press and take a small portion of the dough and fill it in.
  • Heat the oil ,drop a small ball of dough,if it sizzles up immediately,the oil is perfectly heated for frying.
  • Hold the press above the oil and lightly press and move in circular motion ,such that the strands fall into the oil.
  • Flip over when the sizzling of oil reduces  and fry until its golden brown.
  • Drain and store in air tight containers and keep away from water/moisture.

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