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Monday, February 25, 2013

Kuzhalappam | Tubular Crisp Snack (Kerala)

Kuzhalappam or tubular crisp snack deep fried in oil is another evening delicacy of Kerala.This is another post that makes me very nostalgic.Mom used to prepare this snack very often as it was my favorite too.I helped my mom in shaping the discs to tube shape.This snack has the richness of coconut and rice flour,these are very crisp snack,perfect with a cup of tea.Enjoy making this at home !!!


Ingredients
rice flour 1 1/4cup
shredded coconut 1/2 cup
cumin seeds 1/4 tsp+ 1/3 tsp
shallots 3-4 small
garlic clove 1/2 or 1 small
black sesame seeds 1 tsp
salt to taste
oil for deep frying(preferably coconut oil)


Method
-Heat a pan and slightly roast the rice flour.Keep on low medium flame until a nice aroma comes.(about 5-6 mins)
-In the meantime,boil 1 cup water in a pan with salt as required for the flour.Also,grind the coconut along with shallots,garlic clove and 1/4 tsp of cumin seeds to a  smooth paste using little water.
-Add the ground mix in the roasted rice flour,remaining cumin seeds,sesame seeds and heat upto 2-3 minutes.Then add the boiled water in it like for string hoppers/idiappam and knead when warm into a stiff dough.


-Now,divide the dough in gooseberry size balls.Take a ziploc bag or plantain leaf,apply a thin layer of oil on it.Cover it with another ziploc bag and then roll using a rolling pin in thin round shapes.OR
Take a large ball of batter  and roll it using a rolling pin,cut out even rounds with a cookie cutter of 3".
 -Wrap the cut round discs on the index finger of left(non-dominant hand).Stick the both ends to cover 1/4" only.Place on a plate/tray.
-Heat oil in a wok /kadai on medium flame.Slide each of the made ones in oil.Using a slotted spoon,turn all sides to lightly brown it up evenly.Drain on a paper towel.
-Cool and store in air tight containers or serve with tea !!


Servings ~ 20 pieces

NOTES
* You can use the regular rice flour or idiappam flour.
* Always keep the oil on medium flame;otherwise it may burn the snack or may not cook properly.
* Adding garlic clove is optional but it adds flavor to the snack.

51 comments:

suhaina aji said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..thats a great post dear...i love this and my aunt makes it so well..reminds me my childhood days...nice clicks

Maha Gadde said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious nlooks very tempting

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so crispier and new to me

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

this is wonderful deliciously done

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

Never had this one. Surely try this. Thanx for sharing

Swasthi Blank said... Best Blogger Tips

These look so tempting and delicious

Gauri said... Best Blogger Tips

Very crispy n crunchy, would love to have some with tea!

Amina said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... never heard of this... looks delicious...

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this crisp kuzhalappam, beautiful presentation dear...

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

wow interesting snack.im a snack crazy person will try this soon.is there a sweet version to this too??

Shylaja Praveen said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious and perfect...

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

New recipe to me..perfect tea time snack!

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

New to me n love to make it
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Rafeeda A. Raheem said... Best Blogger Tips

wow julie... we call this "ajoora" in our place, really well made... :)

Savitha Ganesan said... Best Blogger Tips

New to me.looks absolutely yumm.

Sebeena Loyd said... Best Blogger Tips

love kozhalappam. you have done it so well.

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my fav snacks too Julie, wish u were here so tat I cud get a batch of those right nw :). Nicely done too

Priya Elias said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so good Julie :) I don't think I have the courage to attempt the tradiional Kerala fare (I may be a tad bit too lazy too ;) )

Helen Prabha said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow....cute shapes da....yummy snacks...

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Just love these crispies..nice recipe Julie!

Marisa said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Julie, I understand you feel nostalgic, because you remember your mom making this delicious dish. I love it; I feel the same when I cook one of my traditional family dishes. I'll make it if I found the rice flour, I dout if it could be possible. Or, can it me made grinding rice?
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Arthy Suman said... Best Blogger Tips

never tried this before, looks very crispy and crunchy....

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, they look great; must try them one day!

Shylaashree said... Best Blogger Tips

tempting to eat julie, will try this today
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Jeya Jemini said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely crispy snack...perfect for tea time.

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Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

it is similar to Seepu seedai or poochu koodu that my mum does it.. Nice and crispy snack

Ola said... Best Blogger Tips

they look really interesting!

Latha Madhusudhan said... Best Blogger Tips

My fav. and I super love it.

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely clicks...neat presentation...

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice one Julie...Love this crispy snack...love your clicks too

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

look absolutely tempting !! Gorgeous

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

My long term wish to make this one and hunting for the recipe since the time I had it in temple,looks so tempting and bookmarked it,will try it soon...

Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, I want to have some now :-)

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Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Would love to taste some now, sounds so flavorful with the shallots and coconut..

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

This is great with your cuppa! Yummy...

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Good one dear

lifescoops said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely kuzhalappams Julie...they look perfect...reminds me of Kerala bakery !! The pictures are looking very good dear - great job!

kausers kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy snacks dear, nice clicks.

Roha Khan said... Best Blogger Tips

wooo looks so nice :)

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Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

I've these in my cupboard.. :) .. well done dear

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

wow....this looks perfectly made!! Great attempt Julie :)

Apu said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks tempting!

Gayathri Ramanan said... Best Blogger Tips

this recipe is new to me..but it looks crispy and perfect...nice presentation...
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Hari Chandana P said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a delicious and authentic snack.. looks awesome !!

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

I was wondering whether we need a particular mould to make this beauties, sounds crispy and quite addictive.

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

My favourite snack dear...perfectly done..

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so yummy and inviting ;)

Manju said... Best Blogger Tips

Kozhalappam is a very very fav snack of mine...I clearly remember craving to eat it when I was pregnant :-) I'll try your recipe soon, it sounds easy and simple.

Loved the clicks where you covered them with ribbons...so cute!

HUSSAINKA said... Best Blogger Tips

its a snack of my favorite collection of snacks i'll try to get some snacks of yours

Dev said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi dear,

I tried out this recipe of kuzhalappam. The taste, color and shape came perfect. But it was bit too hard than the store-bought ones. Is there anything that I need to be careful so that it doesn't become so hard?
Regards Divya

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Divya,
Thanks for the feedback.. There can be possibly two reasons for kuzhalappam to turn hard- firstly if the flour was over roasted. Secondly, if the water content in the dough was less and so the resultant dough was very stiff.
Hope you get them perfect in your next try.