Since we planned to put a hold on munching bags of store-bought goodies, made these as a substitute! ;) You need:
2 cups rice flour
1 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
3-4 tbsp butter/ghee(clarified butter)
salt to taste
chilly powder to taste (skip this & you'll get white crispies)
water to mix in all the above
oil for frying
Mix all the dry ingredients. Add in the butter & mix. Now add enough water for the ingredients to come together and form a soft dough.
Heat oil in a deep vessel. Pass the dough through a string-hopper maker and drop them directly into the oil. Fry them till golden, turning over to make sure they are cooked evenly. Drain on a paper towel. Crunch-munch & save the rest in air-tight containers. :) Owing to the additional butter added here, sans chana dal, this snack is a little brittle when compared to a similar one made with chana dal and rice flour. You need to be gentler when you fry these.
Recipe source: Sonali.. :)