Khandvi is a popular Gujarati snack made using buttermilk and chickpea flour, however this cute, bite sized Khandvi is prepared with Amaranth Flour, Arrowroot powder & yogurt. So people who are observing fast (VRAT) can enjoy these soft, light melt in your mouth Khandvi. Navratri is here and a lot of people observe fasts (VRAT) where they are allowed to eat only specific type of food items. The things that one can make with the food items is limited and hence we are trying to improvise on the items to make them more enticing, appealing and ensuring that fasting food need not be boring.
Being born and brought up in Mumbai, we were exposed to a lot of different cuisines, however I have to say that one cannot beat the taste of gujarati snacks like Dhokla , Dabeli & Kandvi.
So today I present to you a fasting / faraali version of a famous savory Gujarati snack Khandvi. I think the soft, smooth and melting flavor of Khandvi gels perfectly with a cup of tea in the morning or evening.
For those of you who are not fasting, this is an excellent variation from the regular Gram flour and can be relished and enjoyed :-). My hubby R1 believes that these are way better than the original ones and wants me to prepare this one more than the original one.
Again made using the superfood Amaranth. Do try it right away if you have this flour in your pantry or add this item to your shopping list for your next trip to the grocery store.
Tips & Notes :
To check the the batter is fully cooked or not, take a small amount of the batter ( hot) and spread it on a greased plate. Leave it for few seconds , try to peel and roll it. If it rolls easily then your batter is ready.
Check this video out to help you roll the Khandvi
Benefits of Amaranth flour ( Superfood):
One reason amaranth is emerging into the forefront among grains is because of its remarkable nutrition. It’s higher in minerals, such as calcium, iron, phosphorous, and carotenoids, than most vegetables.
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