BM #106 Week 4 Day 2 - 

These crispy and addictive cookies are from Ooty and a deep fried variation of the same cookies which are baked. I had made them for the September Mega Marathon. We then had an offline discussion that the deep fried ones are not the authentic Ooty Varki and that they were an adaptation. So I stored this post in my drafts and made the baked variety. 

Since I had bookmarked from Premascook, I am posting under bookmarked recipes for this week.

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 

Wheat Flour 1/2 cup
Sooji / Bombay Rava / Semolina 1 Tbsp
Rice Flour 1 Tbsp
Sugar 2 Tbsp
Salt a pinch
Baking Soda a pinch
Ghee / Coconut Oil 1 Tbsp
Cooking Oil for deep frying

Method Of Preparation -

In a mixing bowl, add the wheat flour, sooji, rice flour, salt, sugar, baking soda and whisk them well.

Rub in coconut oil (or ghee) into the flour mixture and mix until the flour resembles bread crumbs.

Sprinkle water as needed and knead into a stiff dough.

Pinch 10-12 small lime sized portions of the dough and roll them into thick discs.

Heat oil in a wok/kadai and gently slide these prepared discs into the oil and allow them to fry evenly until they turn golden brown.

I found that they take a long time to fry (almost 12-14 minutes).

Remove them using a slotted spoon onto paper towels to drain the excess oil.

Serve them warm or store them in airtight container upon cooling.

Preparation Time 20 minutes
Makes 10-12


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. Yea these deep fried ones look so sinful Harini, I am so glad we got a proper recipe we could all make at home.

  3. Wonderful ! I too fried these and such a sinful and crispy snack !

  4. Rafeeda AR Says:
  5. The Ooty Varki looks so tempting and crisp, just apt to have with some hot chai...

  6. These deep fried ones look super delicious Harini. I like the deep fried ones better than the baked ones.

  7. fried cookies are definitely a new one of me - They must be so delicious at tea time!

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