Spicy chudwa or bhujia makes chai time a special treat.
Chana or besan flour: 1 cup
Peanuts: 1 cup
Putnalu(buna Chana): 1 cup
Rice flakes: 1 cup
Cornflakes: 1 cup
Red chilli powder: 2 teaspoons
Salt: as per taste
Cumin: 2 teaspoons
Curry leaves: 4 strands
Garlic cloves: 1 whole pod(donot peel the cloves)
Oil: deep frying
Rice flour: 2 tablespoons
Baking soda: 1 pinch
Water: required to make chana batter
Take chana flour in a bowl,add salt,rice flour,baking soda,water and make a chana batter with no lumps and not too thick or runny and pour it through a perforated vessel or a perforated spoon and deep fry until crispy.
Now deep fry all the peanuts,putnalu(roasted Bengal gram or buna chana),corn flakes,one after the other.
Now fry curry leaves until nice and crispy.
Deep fry rice flakes at the end,because it soaks up all the oil,if you fry it first.
Now mix all the deep fried ingredients and put it in a bowl with 2 - 3 paper towels underneath it.
Let paper towel soak up or absorb all the extra oil from above mixture.
Now coarsely grind cumin,garlic(unpeeled),red chilli powder,salt together and add this paste to the above mixture.
Roughly coat it to the mixture,no need to add to each and every bit of it.
Finally add crispy curry leaves.Drizzle little salt over the whole mixture,as the above paste will not coat the entire mixture.
Once it cools down store it in an air tight container with a few paper towels underneath it.
Serve it with chai or just like that by itself,tastes super yumm😊😊