Intro: Gol Guppas
Delicious North Indian snacks - gol guppas
1. 1 cup semolina (Suji)
2. 1 cup white flour (maida)
3. 1/4 cup channa flour (baisan)
4. 1/4th tea spoon Salt
5. 1 pinch Baking Powder
6. Warm water - 1/2 cup or as needed
You will also need roasted cumin seeds, boiled potatoes, cilantro, mint, mango, tamarind or tamarind paste, sugar, salt, black salt and lemon...
Step 1: Kneading the Flour
Take large bowl and mix Suji, 1/2 tea spoon salt, baking powder. Take enough warm water to knead the flour into a hard lump. Then add basan and maida and knead it again.
Then let it sit for 20 minutes in a thin wet cotton cloth.
Then make small balls of all the kneaded flour as in the picture.
Step 2: Pressing the Flour
Now press the balls created into flat circular cakes. Make sure that the flat cakes are thin but not too thin. Keep the pressed balls on wet cotton cloth so that the flour does not dry out.
(You may want to experiment some thicknesses in the next step).
Step 3: Getting Ready
Preheat vegetable oil on high.
Take a sieve and a large bowl - to collect the extra oil from the deep fried gol gappas
Take a plate and cover with paper towel to further collect the extra oil on the gol gappas.
Step 4: Frying the Gappas
Now take the pressed flat cakes and put into the hot oil one by one. Make sure that the oil is hot enough that the cakes become fluffy and round right away.
Once golden brown turn all the gappas on the other side. Make sure the heat is now on low to cook the gappas well and not burn them.
Take the gappas out once deep golden brown and put them on the sieve using a strainer. Be careful the oil is very hot!
Step 5: Making the Stuffing
Boil 3 potatoes and peel them.
Then cut into small pieces and add roasted cumin seeds along with cut cilantro as in the picture. Mix it a bit but not too much (don't make it a paste).
Step 6: Making the Water
Mix in a mixer:
Mint, cilantro, mango, lemon, cumin seeds(roasted), salt, tamarind paste, black salt, sugar, water
Taste when fully mixed. You should be able to taste it as a tangy (and sweet) mix. Adjust the ingredients to suit your taste.
For taste you can add boondi as well.
Step 7: The Perfect Gol Gappa!
Now take a gol gappa and make a hole on top (on the softer side).
Add a little potato mix created into the hole and add gol gappa water into it as well. If the gol gappas are made right they will not leak!
Enjoy the full gol gappa in one bite. Eat as many as you have or like...