Champakali – Fancy Namakpara Recipe
Champakali is a very attractive snack that is similar in taste to the namakpara. The name 'Champa' comes from a flower and the word 'kali' refers to its bud. The shape of this flower bud gives the recipe its name. The written instructions are without any food color. To learn how to make it in different colors, please watch the video. It is a great snack especially loved by kids. Enjoy making this recipe with the easy video included.
- All purpose flour (Maida) - 2 cups
- Oil - 2 tbsp for dough and more for frying
- Black caraway seeds (Kalaunji) or carom seeds (ajwain) - 1/4 tsp
- Salt - To taste
- Food color (optional) - Golden Yellow or any other
- Mix 2 cups maida (all purpose flour), 2 tbsp oil, kalaunji (or ajwain) and salt to taste.
- Use water to knead into a dough. The dough should not be too soft but also not too hard and dry. You can add any food colors of your choice to make it colorful.
- Divide into small 1 inch balls.
- Take one ball and roll between your palms and flatten. Roll into small thin circles (thinner than regular 'pooris').
- Now make slits with a knife and roll as shown in the video above.
- Repeat for all dough parts.
- Deep fry in oil on a low to medium flame in batches each batch should get fried for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove on a paper towel, allow to cool completely and store in an air-tight container.