Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Spicy Diamond Cuts/ Ronti/ Tukdi

Diwali The Festival Of Lights, Fun And Frolic. This is also a season of sweets and savouries. Spicy Diamond Cuts are known as Ronti or Tukdi in Konkani and are commonly prepared in every household. They make a perfect evening snack with hot piping tea/coffee. Original recipe uses maida but i have used wheat flour just to make it a little healthy.


Servings - 5 cups

Wheat Flour - 2 cups
Kashmiri red chilli powder - 2-3 tsp
Ajwain - 1 tsp
White sesame seeds - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp and for deep frying
  • In a mixing bowl, add atta, ajwain, chilli powder, salt,white sesame seeds and 1 tbsp oil and mix well.
  • Add enough water and bind into a stiff dough.
  • Let it rest for 1/2 an hour.
  • After 1/2 an hour make lemon size balls and keep aside..
  • Apply little oil on the rolling board so that the rotis don't stick.
  • Take each ball and roll into thin rotis.
  • Loosen the roti from all sides. This will help in cutting well.
  • Then cut these using rollers or knife as illustrated in the pic below, to form small diamond pieces.
  • Lift all the pieces using a flat spatula or knife and put them on parchment or greased plastic sheets.
  • Never mind if they stick together. They will detach once thrown in hot oil.
  • Keep every portion of the cut pieces seperately.
  • Once all the dough is done, fry each portion in medium hot oil.
  • Keep tossing the pieces.
  • Remove from oil once they start getting a reddish brown colour.
  • These take less time to cook hence will blacken quickly.
  • Serve them hot with a cup of tea /coffee.
  • Store them in air tight containers.
  •  If you do not use wet hands they will remain for 20 - 25 days.
  • Normally it is fried in coconut oil but here i have used sunflower oil.

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