Button Cheeda

Button Cheeda

Ingredients for Button Cheeda:

1. Maida steamed – 4 cups

    Bengal gram dal powdered – 2 cups

    Black gram dal roasted and powdered – 1 cup

2. Vanaspati – 2 big spoons

3. Salt – As needed

    Cumin seeds -1 small spoon

    Sesame seeds -1 small spoon

    Asafoetida powder -1 small spoon

4. Oil – For frying

How to prepare Button Cheeda?

1. Mix ingredients no: 1, along with Vanaspati using hands.

2. Add ingredients no: 3 along with sufficient salt and prepare dough similar to chapati.

3. Make small balls from this dough and gently press using a finger to get a button shape.

4. Heat oil in a pan and fry these balls till they turn golden brown.

Note: You can use same dough to prepare Murukk also. In the sevanazhi (Idiyappam maker), put the mould of Murukk, followed by batter and press it into hot oil.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine May 14-27, 2022

Also read a few more all-purpose flour snack recipes. Click on the images in the gallery to read.


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