Friday, January 14, 2011

Sakinalu (Sankranthi Spl)

                      
Sakinalu are the traditional snacks made in Telangana Region of Andhra pradesh for sankrathi festival.They are made of rice flour and sesame seeds. 

Ingredients:

Raw Rice (4 cups) or Rice flour (2 Lb)
Ajwain seeds(Oma) (25gms)
Sesame seeds(Nuvvulu) (100gms)
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Preparation:
  • Soak the rice with enough water for about 4-5 hrs,drain the water let the rice dry.
  • When the rice is dried grind the rice in a grinder till it becomes fine powder.
  • To Skip the first two steps you can buy Rice flour (ERAWAN BRAND,its a product of Thailand) from any Korean stores(Lotte Plaza,H-Mart)in US.
  • Dry roast the sesame seeds lightly on a low flame and let them cool down.
  • In a large dish add the rice flour,salt to taste,Sesame seeds,Ajwain and mix altogether.
  • Now add water slowly to get proper consistence to the dough.
  • The dough should be soft enough to spin neatly without sticking to your fingers.
  • Take a bowl of water and dip your hands,take small quantity of the dough in hand and make circles with thin lines on a white cloth so that the cloth absorb the water in the flour and when sakinalu are deep fried in oil it will not absorb much oil.
                         
  •  Repeat this process to make all the sakinalu and let them dry.
  •  Now heat a frying pan with oil to deep fry.
  • Take the sakinalu slowly with help of a flat plate and fry them in the oil till light brown in colour.
  • This snack is long lasting will last for a month or two when it is stored in an air tight container.
*If you don't have flat plate take a paper plate and cut the edges in round shape and its ready to use as flat plate to remove the sakinalu.

2 comments:

  1. Thank You Greeshma for this post.Reg. rice flour I see 2 different flours of Erawan brand normal/Glutonious.Which one did you mean?

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  2. Hi Ashwini, normal one only which has red border and you can see three elphants faces (like ganesh) on the packet. Please do not use green color border one.

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