Utanki Recipe - Crispy Rice Crepes
A delicious crispy snack from Orissa and Andhra made from rice.
Utanki is a rice crepe recipe specific to Srikakulam region of Andhra and Odisha. It is a hand made crepe recipe and hence demands fine skill. This sweet fritter-like crepe can be served as snack. Utanki, a heirloom recipe from my Grandma, stays fresh for a week when stored in an airtight container.
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- 4 cups Rice flour
- 1-1/2 cups Sugar
- 1-1/2 cups Milk
- Cooking oil , for deep frying
How to make Utanki Recipe - Crispy Rice Crepes
To prepare Utanki (Crispy Rice Crepes Recipe) get ready with all the ingredients required. In a big bowl, add rice flour, sugar, milk- one after the other.
Mix well until the sugar melts and ensure that lumps are not formed. Keep this aside for 4 hours to ferment.
After 4 hours, grind this mixed paste in a mixer grinder for 20-30 minutes to form a much smoother batter. Note that the batter should be medium and not too thick or thin in consistency.
Once string like consistency is obtained of the batter, transfer it into a deep bowl.
Heat oil in a pan over a medium flame.
Once the oil is hot, dip your clean hand into the batter. Drop the batter with your hand in swift circular motions 3 or 4 times such that the batters form strings on the hot oil and a crepe like form is formed on hot oil.
Fry till the color of the crepe/utanki is golden brown and then remove the crepe on to a kitchen towel, with the help of a perforated ladle, draining the excess oil back into the deep frying pan. Roll them up with the help of a rolling pin immediately, such that they harden in that shape when cooled.
Utanki (Crispy Rice Crepes Recipe) can be stored away in an airtight box upto a week and munch during tea time.
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