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Sakinalu is a traditional snack in Telangana region. It is prepared during Makar Sankranti, weddings and any special occasion.

Sakinalu recipe - How to make Sakinalu

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2 cups rice (chawal)
1/4 cup sesame seeds (til)
2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
salt to taste
oil for deep frying

  1. Wash the rice and soak it in water for 4 – 5 hrs.
  2. Drain the water. Dry the rice on thin cloth for 25 mins.
  3. Grind it as fine powder.
  4. In a large bowl add the rice flour, ajwain, sesame seeds, salt and mix well.
  5. Now add water slowly to get proper consistency. The dough should not be too watery or to thick.
  6. Take a bowl of water and wet your hands.
  7. Take small quantity of the dough and make round thin circles with your fingers on a cloth.
  8. The cloth will absorb the water in the flour.
  9. Leave it for some time.
  10. Heat oil in a deep pan, deep fry the sakinalu until it turns golden brown.
  11. Cool it.
  12. Store in air tight container.