Ganthiya or Gathiya are deep fried Indian snacks made from chickpea flour. They are a popular teatime snack in Gujarat and North India. They are soft and not crunchy like most other Indian snacks. A sweeter version is called Mitha Ganthiya. Ganthiya are so popular in the Indian state of Gujarat that migratory birds that come each year to Nal Sarovar, Gujarat's biggest bird sanctuary, soon learn to eat offerings from visitors. Experts say this can be dangerous for the birds.