This is an awesome recipe from my mother-in-law who is an expert in making this snack.
Rice flour - 5 cups
Urad dal powder (sieved) - 1 cup
Besan flour - 2 cups
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
Hing/Asafoetida- 1/2 tsp
Salt as required
Oil to deep fry
*Need thenkuzhal press to make this dish. I have used store-bought flours for this recipe. Comes out crispy and tasty.
Mix all the ingredients, add little water. Heat oil in a deep frying skillet. Add 2 tbsp of mildly hot oil to the dough and mix well again. Dough should not stick to your hand but it should be loose enough to get pressed.
Check oil heat by putting a pinch of dough in it. If the dough raises up immediately, oil in ready for frying. Then use press to make thenkuzhals. Flip them until they are golden brown on both sides.