Tuesday, August 7

Jantikalu,Chegodilu and Jaangiri

These are Traditional Snacks made in Andhra. My mom, grand mom use to make them quite often few years back, but these days you can buy the prepared and packed ones anywhere. Whenever we go to groceries store we atleast pick 3 to 4 different packets of these jantikalu also called murukulu, chegodilu (rings), sev etc., Jaangiri is a sweet that me and my dad love. I miss them here, we do not have a sweet shop here to buy such traditional sweets and snacks.

With this month's theme for JFI being Rice hosted by Sharmi at Neivedyam I tried my hand in making these at home. They turned out really great, making me happy. So here are the recipes.

Recipe for Jantikalu:

1 cup Rice flour(Biyyam pindi)
1/4 cup Urad dal flour(minapappu pindi)
1 tsp Ajwain seeds (vaamu)
1 tsp Sesame seeds (nuvvulu)
1/4 tsp Red chilli powder (kaaram)
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tbsp warm oil
Oil to deep fry
salt as per taste
a pinch turmeric (pasupu)

1. In a pan dry roast the urad dal flour for a couple of minutes until you smell a good aroma.

3. In a bowl take the flours and add the rest of the ingredients.

3. Pour warm oil and add little by little water to mix the flours. Do not make it too watery.

4. Knead the dough. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat.

5. Take a small orange size ball of the dough into the jantikalu press and press to form jantikalu into the oil. Fry them on both sides until they turn golden brown color.

6. Remove from oil and place on the paper towels to remove any excess oil.

Jantikalu are ready to enjoy.

Recipe for Chegodilu:

3/4 cup Rice flour (biyyam pindi)
1/4 cup All purpose flour (maida)
2 tbsp Ghee (neyyi)
1/4 tsp Ajwain (vaamu)
1/4 tsp Red chilli powder (kaaram)
a pinch of turmeric
salt as per taste
Oil to deep fry

1. Boil 1 cup water in a bowl and add enough salt to it.

2. Remove from stove and add ajwain, red chilli powder, turmeric and flours. Pour ghee on it and cover.

3. After it cools, knead it to form dough.

4. Take small balls of dough and roll them like threads and form them into small rings by bringing the two ends together. See the picture.

5. Fry them in hot oil until they turn brown in colour.

Recipe for Jaangiri:

1 1/4 cup Urad dal (minappappu)
1/4 cup Rice
a pinch of salt
Oil to deep fry
2 1/2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp Saffron color
1/4 tsp cardamom powder

1. Wash and soak urad dal and rice for two hours.

2. Grind in the mixie sprinkling just little water into smooth paste.

3. Add a pinch of salt and saffron color.

4. While grinding take sugar in a bowl and add 1/2 cup water to it. Boil to for sugar syrup. The syrup should be one string consistency. To test take a drop between your fingers and test to see a string forms.

5. Heat oil on medium to low heat.

6. Take two laddles of batter into a zip lock bag. Cut the bottom tip off to make a tiny hole. Squeeze the bag to form jaangri into the oil. Ofcourse I could not manage to form a perfect shape but the taste was sure great.

7. Fry them on both sides and drop them into the sugar syrup. Let them soak enough and take them into another pan. Tasty sweet jaangiris are ready to be served.

You can store all these for atleast a week in a tightly closed containers. Enjoy.

Sending this to Sharmi of Neivedyam for JFI-Rice event.


Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Perfect snacks.....these all are my fav.....mouthwatering recipes...

Sharmi said...

That is such a creative one for rice!! My hubby is mad about chegodis. Jangris look beautiful have to try my hands on it.

Madhavi said...

I read in one of your earlier posts that u have a baby.wow!
u made all these snacks managing your time with a baby.i cannot imagine to dare trying chegodilu and jangri in my house.I never dared till date.but,your recipe sounds easy.Iam now getting into the enthu' to try.

Asha said...

OMG!! I love all three.I prefer Jangiris to Jalebis anytime!:))
Thanks girl.Hugs.

Hima said...

Thanks sukanya, those are not my fav. except for jangri, buy my husband was sure happy as he likes them.

Thanks sharmi, sure try and let me know how did they turn out. With zip lock bag it was quite easy to make.

Thanks madhavi, ya I have a 11 month old baby and she just started walking. I was madly trying to make ariselu for 3 times and I failed to make them right way. I am so dissappointed.

Thanks Asha. That was so nice of you, very encouraging.

Richa said...

lovely snacks! i too buy these during my weekly grocery :) btw, jangiri is my fav as well, wish cud eat it from the screen.

Anonymous said...

i am a ghost reader of ur blog.
i love all the variety of dishes u prepare.And now reading that u have a 11 month kid ...wow with ur hands so full yet u come up with such recipes.
Read in another blog that u work from home. Can u please tell me what exactly u do.Is it some software stuff ..yeah i have done my b.e in cs
But i am not able to go out to work 'coz i have got a kid to look after.Please if u feel free to share about what u work on please mail me ra_singh88@hotmail.com.
Even i am hunting for work online from home.
Love to hear from you..bye

Prema Sundar said...

3 dishes in 1 post !!!! That's great. all of them are our family's favourite ones and they look lovely.

Jeena said...

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Srivalli said...

hima...all of them look so nice..thanks for sharing...


Rachna said...

hey hima, thanks so much for dropping by... i never get my murruku rite, so i will try your recipe for jantikulu... and jangiri too... hey i have a 14 month old baby too... nice snackorama u got, keep it going...

Vcuisine said...

Hima, lovely snacks. Just need a cup of coffee, that's all. I prefer rice snacks than chickpea flour. Viji

Suma Gandlur said...

Perfect snacks. Naku konni pampinchagoodadha?

swapna susarla said...

Hi hima
jantikalu,chegodilu bale vunnayi.i do them very often.jangiri eppudu try cheyyaledu.This time i am ging to try .Thanks for sharing.

Rajitha said...

hima, were you tied up in hte kitchen the whole day or did you divide making this loot over various days?? the jangri looks soo good.. i love them

Anonymous said...

Hi, I would like to try Jhantikaloo, the receipe looks very tempting.
Mrs. Anand.

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