Oil fried snacks have always enjoyed its own share of popularly in all the cuisines in the world. From the fried jalebis to the round and perfect unniyappam, India is a haven of delicious fried food. Similarly, churros are fried dough that is enjoyed as a snack or a filling breakfast meal by foodies around the globe. Though no one has been able to trace the origins of this humble snack, churros are unavoidable in Portuguese and Spanish cuisines. Moreover, it is a popular street food in the US, Columbia, Peru and Venezuela. Usually, churros are enjoyed with a gooey chocolate sauce.
Churros are made in different ways in different countries. Traditionally, the dough is prepared by mixing all purpose flour and eggs in hot water. However, some use milk instead of water, to make the dough sweeter. Meanwhile, butter too could be added to make the dough extra soft. It was during the lockdown period that snacks like churros grabbed popularity in India. The social media was bombarded with pictures of people enjoying home-made churros with chocolate dip or honey. Check out the pretty simple recipe of fried churros that could be enjoyed as a snack or a main meal.
1 cup milk/water
1 tbsp butter
¾ cup all purpose flour
Refined oil to fry
Boil the water/milk by adding butter in it
Into the hot water/milk add the all purpose flour and some salt
Mix into soft dough
Add the egg when the dough has cooled down a bit
Make balls and roll into small cylinders
Fry these in hot oil
You could also use a beater to mix the egg into the dough
Transfer the dough into a piping bag
Pipe into hot oil as small pieces
Fry until golden brown on medium heat
Sprinkle powdered sugar and cinnamon powder (optional) on the fried churros
The churros wouldn’t break apart in hot oil if the dough is frozen for an hour or two
Serve fried churros with chocolate sauce, honey or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.