Thenkol is one of the iyengar salt savory no spicy at all. Made only during special occassions and festivals. Thenkol is best to have as a snack with coffee , and some of the iyengar's (our community) soak it in coffee too (especially my husband ), and also with payasam (kheer - sweet dish) . The base for this is the Thenkol maav (powder). Once this is correct everything falls into place. Earlier my grandmother used to do this at home itself.  I will head directly to list the ingredients and method.

Ingredients for flour
  • Rice - 2 cups
  • Black gram - 1 cup
Method for flour
  • Grind into nice flour
Method for Thenkol
  • Take a bowl add flour then add jeera seeds 2 tsp, butter 50 grms(2oz) & salt to taste
  • Add water & knead the mix gently into a dough
  • Fill the medium size dough ball into a chakli / Thenkol press
  • Press the dough into a round shaped on a plastic sheet
  • Deep fry till golden color over low flame
Recipe Source : My Mom

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kitchen queen said...

lovely crispy and my ever favourite.

Deeksha said...

Hi Mala
First time here. You have a lovely space here with so many interesting recipes.
Thenkol looks very crispy. Perfect snack with a cup of tea.

Unknown said...

I can mucnh on it anytime..looks so yum

Unknown said...

Thenkuzhal looks really yummy too :)

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely and crispy one. You have a nice space here and do stop by mine whenever you have time