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Serves :

Preparation Time :
20 minutes

Cooking Time :
10 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Stir in ghee with enough water and all the ingredients except oil, process until the mixture clings together.
  • Turn dough onto floured surface; knead until smooth. Cover; refrigerate dough at least for 20-30 minutes.
  • Divide dough into four portions; roll out each portion on floured surface to form a rectangle.
  • Cut pastry into strips. Twist strips into novelty shapes. Deep-fry strips in hot oil until golden brown and crisp. Toss in the reserved garam masala before serving.


  • 350 grams plain flour, sifted 
  • ¾ teaspoon chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 75 grams ghee, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 100 ml water
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 2 teaspoon garam masala (Reserve 1 teaspoon for serving)
  • Peanut oil for deep-frying
  • Salt, to taste

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