Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chegodilu / Chekodilu

For this month’s ICC challenge we are given a savory snack, Chegodilu/Chekodilu from Andhrapradesh. I had these snacks from my chailhood, always had them from shops, never tried making these cuties at home.....These are little time consuming, but simple to make and worth to try.

Recipe:

  • Rice Flour - 1 cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Split Yellow Moong dal / Pesara pappu / Mung Dal / Pasiparuppu - 1 1/2 - 2 tblsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Sesame Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Ghee or oil - 1 tblsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Method to prepare:

  • Making the dough: Soak moong dal in water for half hour to 1 hour.In a deep bottom pan, boil water, then add salt, ghee and moong dal. Bring it to boil, simmer and slowly add the rice flour. Using a rolling pin or the ladle, mix the flour with water by stirring it well. When the flour is mixed and done, turn off the heat immediately. Cover with lid and keep aside for 10 to 15 mins.Once the dough is cool, add chilli powder, sesame seeds, cumin seeds and mix well. Knead till you get a smooth dough. Adjust the salt and spice depending on your preference.

Frying the Chokodi:

  • Heat a pan with oil, enough to fry 3 -4 at time, if you conscious of not using too much oil. Simmer once it gets hot. The temperature should not be smoking hot.Grease your fingers with oil and pinch out a small lemon size ball and roll between your palms to form a thick rope. Bring the two ends to together and press to form a rope. Ensure the ends are firmed pressed as not to give out during frying.Continue with the rest of the dough until you are done with the entire batch. You can either cover it with a plate or a cloth to prevent the dough from getting dried.Check if the oil is in the correct temperature, by dropping a tiny bit into the oil. Then gently slide the rings or the chakodis in batches of 4 -5. The flame has to be on high until the chakodis come up to the surface, then lower the flame to medium and cook till you get a golden colour on the chakodis.When the chakodis are golden all over, using a slotted ladle, remove to a kitchen towel and cool. Store in an air tight container for longer shelf life

Notes:

  • Remember to turn the heat to medium to high and high to medium for getting the chakodis to golden colour and also to be cooked evenly. Only this way you get crispy chakodis. These should not be cooked on low flame as they will absorb more oil and can turn soggy also at times.

Variation: Instead of Cumin and Sesame seeds, 1 tsp of Ajwain or Omam can be used along with chili powder.

24 yummies:

Savitharajsspiceland said...

Awesome click!! Nice recipe.Thanks!

kothiyavunu said...

Crunchy and perfect snack!!Love to have some..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

WOW looks absolutely delicious.

Gulmohar said...

That looks perfect and beautiful Prasu...Wish I could grab some...tempting clicks..:-)

Nostalgia said...

Fantastic photo and good looking fritters.. good luck with the cooking challenge..

Medhaa said...

Nice try, lovely challenge

Sarah Naveen said...

Nice click..looks so yummy!!!

Sushma Mallya said...

wow prasu looks so nice and crispy,loved the golden colour of it...

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Prasu
Great..I love this. When I used to go to Hyderabad I used to eat it and bring for family too. I never knew it was made this way...will try soon.
Your Pesarattu with that out of the world ginger chutney is going strong.
I called few guests for pesarattu, Upma party. ( It was tough making so many :-)
Happy cooking

Prathibha said...

yummy...even I love them..

Chitra said...

So many Icc posts today..Everything looks delicious..u all are tempting me to try :)

AshKuku said...

Lovely Rings they are... I love them too.... I have a stock right now....of course from the store....But tasty though....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Tina said...

Wow ..what a superb clicks dear....Tempting and mouthwatering snack.....

lata raja said...

Prasu, very well done! I had somewhere near this colour too. Seeing many others, I was wondering why mine did not get the deep colour. Yours has given me the confidence.

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Looks so inviting and yummy..For seeing the pics i thought it was a sweet;(

priya said...

looks crispy and yummy....very nice presentation!

Latha said...

Crispy and crunchy chegodilu....yummm.

Priya said...

Fantastic crispies..

PriyaVaasu said...

Crispy Rings!!! Nice Click

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey prasu...even i like this snack...always used to get it from store...never tried at home...now i vl try it..urs luks very crispy n tasty

San!!! said...

Nice rings prasu,i was very much

fond of them in my childhood

days.Later on it was getting rare to

find them in the shops which were

famous for them.Will try it once n

let u know.They have attained the

same color i used to get.

Shri said...

Cuties there!!

my kitchen said...

Looks crunchy & Perfect along with tea

Anupama said...

Great and perfect tea time snack I believe! Nice click as well :-)

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