Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Moti channa/ Spiced Gram Flour Sticks

Hello all! I know I have been absent from blogging circuit. Due to personal reasons I was not able to put up any posts and I hope to get back to this world very soon. Keep supporting and visiting me always. Coming to this recipe, it was lying in my draft for long time but I never got chance to put it up. I am still coming to terms with my personal issues so I haven't had chance to make something new yet. The motichanna or its called gathiya also resembles karasev and its very easy to make. I think ingredients differ a bit in karasev and this spicy gathiya. I am sure all of you would love this version too. I don't know why we call it motichanna though. Ha ha...


  • Gram Flour- 2 cups
  • Chilli Powder- 2 tbsp.
  • Water- 11/2 cup
  • Asafoetida- a pinch
  • Ajwain- 1/2 tbsp.
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil- 2 tbsp. for the dough
  • Oil- for frying.

In a bowl, mix gram flour, chilli powder, asafoetida, ajwain and salt. Mix well and add 2tbsp oil and water to make sticky dough. Be careful not to add too much water. It should be tight but sticky. The dough should have almost paste like consistency as you would see in pics below.

Heat oil in deep pan for frying motichannas. Here I have used big perforated spoon called jharan here. You can use the sev maker also. Since I used the jharan, I would go with my way of showing you how I made it. Place the jharan on kadhai and spread some dough on top of it and press it so long  motichanas fall in hot kadhai. The heat has to be medium. Use another perforated spoon to deep fry the motichanas till they are golden and crisp. Repeat the process till the batter finishes.  Drain out motichannas on paper and  keep them in airtight container when they are cool. These are best kept for a week. 

Motichana is tea time savoury but it can be had as an accompaniment  also. Hope you loved this dish.
Here is step by step pics to enjoy.

Over to you for your lovely feed back.


  1. we call it as karasev aunty................

  2. This is almost like our Karasev Meenu, We add some rice flour too and some extra seasonings like adding crushed pepper garlic optionally, Looks perfect Meenu... Welcome back to blogging we all missed you so much :) Wish to see more of your posts!!!


  3. My most fav snack...Now I feel like munching this..Welcome back dear. Missed u alot!!!

  4. Perfect tea time muncher...

  5. Yummy and inviting !!join me in Fast Food - Poha event in my blog here :

  6. Tasty tea-time snack

  7. welcome back meena.. hope all is good at your end.. very interesting snacks..

  8. Welcome back, perfect tea time snack!!!

  9. Love to eat this with one hot cup of coffee.

  10. Welcome back, Yummy snack... am new follower.

  11. crispy and spicy treats n i love the way they look anuty :)

  12. Excellent snacks to enjoy with a cup of coffee,loving it.

  13. Nice to have you back Meena. I love this snack. Very well presented.

  14. you seem to be busy these days Meenu! happy new year. sev looks perfect

  15. Luv this great muncher with tea.

  16. Where are you?? A snack I love to have with ginger tea :))

  17. Perfect snack for tea time..

    Happy New Year!

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  18. Lovely moti channa. Looks tempting.
    First time here. It would be great, if we follow each other.

  19. this looks like a spiced version. have to make this soon.


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