Today I picked up my daughter from school. Occasionally I stop at Albertsons, a grocery store, near her school to pick up stuff. But today I came home straight. She saw the store and started to ask me for a Donut. I figured she was hungry. She usually does'nt like them much - but if she was asking me for those - I knew she has got to be realllllllly hungry!
The 2-mile long ride back home from school almost gave me a headache because of the constant whining - you never get me donuts...you never take me to albertsons - i promise I won't ask tomorrow...I really really want a donut...you get it - a pain in the head!
So, I came home and gave her a cup of Bournvita! and some fruits...that helped a bit..I could see a small smile. Then she started again- why don't you make me some donuts? With sprinkles on top - just like Alberstons! Just google the recipe, mom and you can find somehting. I even did that and pretended that I did not have salt and sugar to make the donuts. She let out a sigh and told me that I need to stock up tomorrow so we can make donuts! I was looking for my tylenol at this point.
But then something occured in my mind - what did we do when we were kids in India - I never ate a donut until I came to the US. What would mom have for me..then a lightning stuck ...murukku..thattai..tukkada..hmm....tukkada..tukkada...dough, fry, sprinkle with sugar..similar to a donut. I started googling..and got something.
In the next 30 mins, I made these things below. My husband just stepped in ...first asked me to make a little bit. Once I fried the first batch, he ate it all and asked me to make more!
So here it is - easy to make - easier to eat..
Add Dry ingrdients in a bowl - 1 1/2 cups wheat flour (atta), 1/2 cup maida, salt, red chilli powder - a lot of people don't add this - but I like it a tad spice - so I added maybe 1/2tsp. Mix these dry ingredients together well until combined.
Add water little by little to this and knead well till a nice ball dough is formed.
Divide this dough into small balls. Roll out each ball like a chappathi. Cut the circle into vertical strips first. Then cut across making small diamond shaped pieces. I used my big knife and just placed it on the board and applied a little pressure. Easy cuts!
Pick up the pieces and fry them in hot oil. Flip them in a minute to cook all sides. Remove when you see a nice golden color. Drain the fried pieces in a paper towel. Once cool, move them to an air tight container to store!
Now for the sweet verion of this.
You will need 1 cup of powdered sugar. I took my regular sugar and gave it a whirrrr in my magic bullet.
Now I have to go make dinner for my family...tata!