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.Image: Fotolia
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