1 cup plain flour
2 tbsp sugar, powdered
1 tsp black sesame seeds
a pinch of cardamom powder
water, as required
salt to taste
oil for frying
- In a bowl, add plain flour, sugar, sesame seeds, cardamom powder and salt and mix well.
- Add required amount of water and knead well to a soft tight dough. Keep it covered for 20 minutes.
- Make balls out of this dough and roll each on a lightly floured surface into very thin sheet using a rolling pin.
- Use a serrated metal bottle cap as shown below and cut out to get half-moon shape.
5. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry them in batches on medium-low flame till crispy and golden on both sides.
6. Remove from the oil and drain them on a paper towel.
7. Cool down to room temperature and then store in an air tight container. Enjoy as a tea time snack…
- “Alikkath” is a type of traditional malabar earring worn by muslim women.. This snack has a similar shape of alikkath, hence the name 🙂
Recipe Source: Malabar Cookery Book by Thesnim Azeez