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Chida - salty onion-flavored snack (version 2)

We are waiting for these Cochin snacks or as they are generally called "Palarum" during all year round. In the past, the Jewish community used to take snacks to the synagogue, and have a feast with the whole community members at the end of the prayer and greet each other with a happy holiday and a happy new year.

This version is inspired by my aunt Tova Rahamim.

The snacks are great as an aperitif accompanied by cold beer or whiskey. On Yom Kippur they are great for breaking the fast!

The Tishrei holiday season is ahead of us, so go and get ready!


350 g plain flour

100 g of semolina

50 g whole sesame

50 g ground sesame (in a coffee and spice grinder)

2 tablespoons of sugar

1 teaspoon of salt

2/3 cup of oil (100 ml)

1 egg

1 onion

1 cup of water (200 ml)

Oil for frying

preparation method:

  1. Grate the onion with a grater and place in a strainer until all the liquid has drained

  2. Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well

  3. Add the oil, egg and onion

  4. Add the water gradually and knead until you get a soft and flexible dough

  5. You can add a little flour if the dough is too soft

  6. Flour the work surface well

  7. Roll out the dough thinly to a thickness of 2 mm

  8. Make circles with a diameter of 10 cm using a cutter or a cup

  9. Make small holes in the center of each circle using a cork or a small cutter to create a wheel shape

  10. Fry in deep oil on both sides until golden brown

  11. Remove to a strainer and cool well

  12. Keep in a sealed box for up to two weeks

  13. For the baked version - place the circles in the pan next to each other. Spray oil on both sides and bake in an oven preheated to 200 degrees for about 20 minutes until golden

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