Tuesday, December 22, 2009


The name maize is derived from an Arawak-Carib word. 'mahiz'. The early American civilization were based on this crop, which. made settled life possible in Mexico and Central America. Within a comparatively short time of the discovery of America, maize spread widely throughout the World and became an important source of carbohydrate food for the poorer countries.

1 cup Maize flour

1 cup Plain flour

1 table spoon Ajwain/ Carom seeds

1 table spoon Pepper flakes

Salt to taste

Oil for deep frying

Mix maize flour, plain flour, pepper flakes, ajwian and salt. Add water and make a dough.

Divide the dough into equal sized balls and roll out the dough. Take a knife ,cut into triangle shapes. Repeat this for the rest of the dough.

Heat oil on a deep pan on medium heat. Then fry them till they turn golden brown in color. Remove from the oil , allow to cool completely. Store tightly sealed to retain crispness.