With the Diwali hangover, we decided to make one more easy snack great for teatime. This one gets its name because of the resemblance to the karela/ bittergaurd. If you don't want to spend a lot of time in shaping them, these can be made in simple rounds to make a papdis which can be later used for any chaat.
Prep Time: 20 mins
All purpose flour: 1 cup
Chilli powder: 1-2 teaspoons
Cumin /Jeera seeds: 1/2 teaspoons
Oil : 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Water: 1/4 cup more or less
Mix all the ingredients except the oil and water in a bowl. Add warm water and oil to make a smooth dough as you would for rotis. Keep aside for 10 mins. Make small balls of the dough and flatten it with a rolling pin like the size of a big puri. Cut into semicircles. With a knife, make long cuts in the centre without touching the ends. Then slowly roll over and twist the ends to lock it. You will get this karela shape.