Monday, February 24, 2014

Gathia ( Crunchy Gram Flour Sticks )

Gathia ( Crunchy Gram Flour Sticks ) ... Gathia is a traditional Indian / Pakistani snack. These crunchy thick sticks are made with gram flour, salt, baking soda, spices and oil. Enjoy it just on its own or with a cup of tea!

Gathia ( Crunchy Gram Flour Sticks )

Serves : 4 - 6

Ingredients :
  • 250 gm.  besan ( gram flour )
  • 1/2 tsp.  salt
  • 1/2 tsp.  baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp.  ajwain ( carom seeds )
  • 1/8 tsp.  kalonji ( nigella seeds )
  • 6 tbsp.  oil
  • Water, as required to knead the dough
  • Oil, for deep frying

Method :
  • Sift the gram flour in a bowl; add salt, baking soda, carom seeds and nigella seeds.
  • Add hot oil and mix all ingredients thoroughly by rubbing between your fingers.
  • Gradually add water, adding enough to form a stiff dough.
  • Heat oil ( for deep frying ) in a wok / karahi or deep frying pan, over medium heat.
  • Use the star shaped disc in the Sev maker or press. Lightly grease the inside cylinder of Sev press, fill with dough and screw the lid.
  • Hold the Sev press over wok, press the dough through the hole by turning the handle and drop directly into the hot oil.
  • Fry on medium heat until they turn light golden, flip them over and fry the other side until golden.
  • Remove from oil and drain on absorbent paper. Break them into small pieces.
  • Cool completely and store in airtight jar.

Recipe Source : Masala Mornings

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


  1. It is looking so great Ambreen :) i am in love with the Gathia shape :) it looks so crunchy and yummy i am sure :) thanks for sharing ~

  2. They look very pretty! I bet they taste as wonderful.

  3. I always find gathai very addictive. It is very popular here in Indian in the Gujarat region and is known by the same name.

  4. Crunchy munchy gathia, would love to munch some with a cup of coffee..

  5. Ohhh!! Its crunchy and trust me. addictive too. Difficult to stop once you start eating.

  6. luks so inviting with a cup of tea,,,

  7. These are such a great snack Ambreen! I bet that when you start you cannot stop until they are all gone!

  8. Yummy snack for my tea.I would love gathia and that beautiful bowl too :))

  9. Ohhh es un rico y lindo snack me gusta mucho,abrazos.

  10. Tea-time snack! Nice one. Liked the bowl too.

  11. perfect snack......looks so tempting!


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