Thursday, March 1, 2012

Crunchy Besan Noodles

These noodles, aka "Chudy Noodles" were found in the old Hare Krishna cookbook, now available on Prabhupada's folio CD.

  • 1 c besan (chickpea flour)
  • 1 t cayenne pepper (or as desired)
  • 1 t turmeric
  • 1 t salt 
  • ghee for deep frying
  • a few tablespoons of hot water

  1. Mix together in a bowl the besan and spices and salt.
  2. Add the hot water to make a semi firm dough, moist enough to squeeze through a ricer. *
  3.  Fill the ricer with the mixture and squeeze into a pot or wok of hot ghee. Make noodles as long or short as you wish.
  4.  Deep fry until lightly browned and crispy.
  5. Offer to Krishna when slightly cooled.

*Amazon. com sells these to use for this purpose. There are cheaper products than this, but this ricer really does the job, is easy to clean and stainless steel.