These besan paares are crunchy and spicy. Paares makes a great snack. Serve anytime.
All purpose flour
1 Cup (16 tbs) (Plain Flour, Maida)
1 Cup (16 tbs) (Besan)
2 Tablespoon (Fine Sooji)
1 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Red chili flakes
1⁄4 Teaspoon (Ajwain)
1 Pinch (Hing)
1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
1 Cup (16 tbs) (To Fry)
Mix flour, semolina (sooji), gram flour (basen), salt, carom seeds, asafetida, chili flakes, and oil, together.
Add water as needed to make firm but smooth dough. Cover with damp cloth and set aside at least for ten minutes.
Knead the dough for another minute and divide into four equal parts.
Take each part of the dough and make a flat ball shape.
Roll them thin into about 9-inch circles. Prick them with a fork all over the rolled dough, so the paares do not puff when frying.
Cut each of the rolled dough into about half inch wide and 3 inch long pieces. Note: you can cut them in your desire shape.
Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat.
The frying pan should have at least 1inch of oil. To check if the oil is ready, just put a small piece of dough in the oil. The dough should make the oil sizzle and come up slowly.
Make sure to place just enough paares so you can turn them over easily when frying. Fry the paares until both sides are light golden-brown.
After basen paares come to room temperature they should become crisp.
The Besan Pares are a typical tea time snack in North India. They are spicy and crunchy, and they make a fantastic snack. If you love the Indian savory snacks in general, you will love this Besan Paare recipe. Enjoy making it and Manjula will teach you how in this video!