What are Churros
Churros are fried snacks made with flour, water and salt.Sometimes they are made from potato dough also.Churros are popular specially in Europe and US.They are both eaten for breakfast or as a treat with chocolate or sugar .
I am sharing the Indian version of churro that is flavored with Indian spices . It’s very ligh, spicy and crispy snack that is very easy to make.I served them with a special dip made with cream cheese, yoghurt and dill leaves.
Cooking time: 15 min
Serves: 4-6 person
Difficulty level: Medium
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/4 cup Ghee
- 1+1/2 cup Water
- 1 teaspoon roasted Coriander powder(coarsely ground)
- 1/2 teaspoon roasted Kasuri methi
- 1/2 teaspoon Carom seeds or Ajwain
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed Black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
- Vegetable oil to deep fry
- 2 teaspoon grated cheese
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli flakes
For the dip
- 3 tablespoon cream cheese
- 3 tablespoon thick Yoghurt
- 2 tablespoon chopped Dill Leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
In a dish collect flour, coriander powder, ajwain, kasuri methi, crushed black pepper, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and sugar.
Mix together to well combine everything.Keep aside.
Heat 1&1/2 cup of water and 1/4th cup of ghee in a pan.
Bring to boil and simmer.
Put the flour mixture to the hot ghee mixed water.
Switch off the flame and stir vigorously.
Continue to stir till all the flour incorporate well in the water mixture and become a soft smooth dough.
Keep aside the dough to cool.
Arrange a piping bag with star nozzle.
Place a deep frying pan with sufficient oil to the stove top to heat.
Pour the prepared churro dough to the piping bag.
Keep a scissor ready with which you cut off the churro dough to separate during frying.
When oil is very hot, reduce the flame and carefully pipe in the oil to make medium sized churros. Cut off dough with scissor after each churro.
Allow them to fry in medium hot oil for about 2 minutes.Don’t stir at this point.
After 2 minutes flip them to fry evenly.
Fry them to light golden brown.
Transfer to a kitchen towel and sprinkle some grated cheese and chilli flakes when they are still hot.
Repeat the same process to fry all the churros.
Take chopped dill leaves, cream cheese, yoghurt, salt and sugar in a bowl.
Mix well to combine and transfer to a serving bowl.
Enjoy the spicy Indian flavoured churros with the dip. You can make other dip or chutney of your choice.