Palakayalu is a rice-based crispy snack from Andhra, made in both sweet and spicy version. This makes a delicious finger food for kids.
This version is slightly sweet and salty, if you want a more spicy version, you can add green chili or red chili paste. The rice flour is cooked in hot water and then kneaded with ajwain seeds. Then it is rolled out as balls or as long sticks.
This was my last pick for the Rice-based Deep-fried Snacks from Andhra. All the snacks have a good shelf life and make a wonderful evening snack as well.
If your kids are fond of such munchies, these are something you can easily make and stock them. These are typically what can be called as Jar Snacks. I was inspired by this recipe and really loved it.
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Week 2 – Snacks from the same State (Andhra)
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Palakayalu ~ Easy Deepavali Snack
1 cup Rice Flour
1/2 tsp Sugar
Salt to Taste
2 tsp Cooking Oil
1 cup Water
1/2 tsp Carom Seeds / Ajwain / Vaamu
Cooking Oil for deep frying
In a nonstick pan, bring 1 cup of water to boil, add sugar and salt. Then slowly add the rice flour and mix well. Cook in low flame for the flour to get cooked well.
Allow to cool down, then add oil, ajwain seeds, knead well till the dough turns soft.
Then pinch out small balls, roll between your palm into a 2 inch long sticks.
Continue with the rest of the dough.
Heat a Kadai with oil, when hot deep fry the sticks in batches until the sticks are well cooked.
Keep flipping the sticks over till they are golden brown and crisp.
Drain on a kitchen towel and when cools down, store these in airtight containers.
Enjoy a great tea time snack!