For the third day of Blogging Marathon I selected a sweet crispy snack from Sikkim. This is a famous recipe of Nepal and as Sikkim is nearby, this recipe is there in Sikkim cuisine also. I saw an youtube video on making the snack. Before seeing the video I thought that Sel Roti is a kind of flat bread but after seeing the video I came to know that the snack is little hard to make. I made a small batch of the batter and tried it. The first two or three sel rotis had funny shapes but tasted great. Only the last sel roti came resembled the ones I saw in the video. It tasted like achu murukku we prepare in Tamil Nadu. I think there is some connection between North east Indian states and South Indian states as there are so many dishes similar in both cuisines.
Raw Rice-1 cup
Cardamom Powder-1/4 tsp
Powdered Clove-a pinch
Oil- For Deep Frying
1. Wash and soak rice overnight.
2. Strain water and take the rice in a mixer jar.
3. Add sugar, ghee, water, cardamom powder and clove.
4. Grind to a fine thick paste.
5. Pour it into a measuring jar.
6. Heat oil.
7. Beat the batter with a spoon until fluffy.
8. Pour the batter into hot oil in the shape of a circle.
9. Fry until golden on both sides.
10. Drain oil and lace on a plate.
11. When cool, store in airtight jar.
Grind all the ingredients except oil to a smooth batter.
Pour it into a jar and beat until fluffy.
Pour batter in a round shape into hot oil. I couldn’t get a nice view as I was taking snap with a hand and pouring with the other. If you are preparing it, I recommend you watch the video before you proceed.
Fry until golden.
Each sel roti had a different shape. It needs a lot of practice to get the shape right..