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Cheedai: Crunchy Savory Edible Pebbles

Are you trying to guess what these pebbles are in the picture? Well, they are crunchy edible, savory nibbles called ‘cheedai’. It’s a very time consuming recipe which requires a lot of skill. You need to make sure that the rice flour and urad dal flour is very fine or else it’ll split when you fry it. So this time when I visited my Mother and demanded she make them for me, she in turn demanded that I try it out myself instead of  just eating it. Finally after making it, I realized it was worth the effort. Its part of the ‘bakshanam’ (snacks & sweets made for festivals) made for Krishna Janmashtami, the Birthday of Lord Krishna in the Hindu pantheon of Gods.   My best memory of cheedai is, sitting with my brother, when we were kids, with a bowl of freshly made cheedai, and relishing the crunch and taste of the snack while watching the Janmashtami celebrations from our home balcony.



Preparation time: 1 hour

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