How to make Teekha Ganthia -

Red chilli powder adds spice to this tasty gram flour snack.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Gram flour, Red chilli powder (लाल मिर्च पावडर )

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Teekha Ganthia

Teekha Ganthia Recipe Card


Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Teekha Ganthia Recipe

  • Gram flour 2 cups

  • Red chilli powder

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 1/4 cup +


Step 1

Take gram flour in a bowl. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and carom seeds and mix.

Step 2

Heat one fourth cup of oil and add. Add sufficient water and knead into a stiff dough. Rest the dough for half an hour.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. You can shape the dough into small cylinders and deep fry. Alternatively put some dough into a ganthia mould and press out ganthias directly into hot oil and deep fry till deep golden brown.

Step 4

Drain and place on an absorbent paper.

Step 5

Cool and store in an airtight container.

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