Friday, July 23, 2010



Sakinalu is a traditional snack which is specially prepared on Sankranti
festival in Telangana Region.

Ingredients :

Rice 4 cups
Sesame Seeds 1/2 cup (Nuvvulu)
Ajwain 1/4 cup (Vaamu)
Salt to taste
Oil for deep fry

Preparation :

Soak rice for 4-5 hours, then drain water using a mesh, leave for
4 hours and let it dry.
Grind rice in to fine powder like flour.

Now add sesame seeds, ajwain and salt to the rice flour and make tight
dough by adding enough water.

Now spread white cotton cloth and take big lemon size dough in the hand
and try to put circle shape, thin lines by twisting with two fingers as sakinalu
shown in the above figure.

Repeat it for whole dough.

Heat oil in a kadai for deep fry.

Now take flat plate , slowly shift sakinalu from cloth with the help of flat plate
and put in the oil and take out when they are dark cream-white colour (not light brown).

Now sakinalu are ready.

These snacks can be preserved in air tighten container till one month.

serve this as snack with any chutney you like.

It's a time taking snack item, it may take 1-2 hours to prepare.


Instead of ajwain, cumin seeds can be added.

Suggestions :

Putting circle shape sakinalu with hand is difficult, but don't worry, try again
and again, you can do it.

If you can't do, just do with murukulu press so that you may not waste dough.

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