Ooty Varkey Recipe

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Ooty Varkey or Ooty Varki is a famous snack from – you guessed it – Ooty, a hill station in Tamil Nadu. The deep-fried snack is popular at roadside stalls and teashops across the town. There is also a healthier baked version of the varki that can be found in bakeries, but we’ll do it the local way with these deep-fried balls.

Varki mainly consists of wheat flour and semolina (rava), along with a pinch of baking soda to give it that palatable crusty outside and puffy inside. Drooling yet? Follow this recipe to fry up a batch of Ooty Varkeys at home and enjoy with a piping hot cup of tea.

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Ooty Varkey!
Deep fried sweet wheat and semolina balls.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
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Votes: 11
Rating: 3.82
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Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl add the wheat flour, rava, rice flour, salt, and sugar. Mix well.
  2. Add the ghee to the mixture and mix well.
  3. Finally, add water and mix well to make a soft dough.
  4. Divide the dough into 10 lemon sized balls.
  5. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan or kadai and deep-fry the varkey in batched.
  6. Remove using a slotted spoon. Drain excess oil on a paper towel.
  7. Serve with tea.
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