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GRAM BOUILLI (MAURITIAN SNACK)

Today I am sharing a delicious snack recipe from Mauritius called Gram Bouilli. It is Vegan and Gluten free too. It is perfect for snack time as it is protein rich too. Mauritian cooking is very similar to our Indian Cuisine. Black chickpeas are also known as kala channa in Hindi. It is a powerhouse of nutrients. I love the black chickpea sundal. This week’s theme for 224th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop is #Duesouth was suggested by our fellow blogger Kalyani who blogs at
http://www.sizzlingtastebuds.com/ .She has a wonderful collection of recipes on her blog. Do check it out. I am yet to try her Chocolate pancakes with a desi twist.We were asked to share recipes from the southern hemisphere. I chose this delicious recipe from Mauritius. Its been pouring here and Gram Bouilli was a perfect snack to enjoy the wet weather. Recipe for Gram Bouilli: Ingredients:
  • 2/3 Cup Boiled Black Chickpeas
  • 2 Green Chillies Slit
  • 1 Red Chilli torn into pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 Tsp Fenugreek seeds / Methi seeds
  • 1 Big Onion chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Finely Chopped fresh Coriander
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Sprig of Curry Leaves
Method: Soak black chickpeas overnight. Pressure cook the chickpeas until soft but not mashed. Heat a wide bottom pan. Add Olive oil. Now add fenugreek seeds , red chilli ,green chilli, paprika and onions. Saute for a minute. Add boiled chickpeas, salt, curry leaves and fresh coriander.Mix well. Switch off the flame after 30 seconds. Serve warm.
Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://preethicuisine.com/carrot-vada-carrot-fritters/ https://preethicuisine.com/kondakadalai-sundal-chickpeas-sundal-ganesh-chaturthi-special/ https://preethicuisine.com/pachai-pattani-sundal-green-peas-sundal-no-onion-no-garlic-recipe/
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MIXED LENTIL MASALA VADA

We are in the last month of 2019. The wet weather is here in this part of the world and will stay until the Chinese New Year in Jan 2020. It is cold and wet as it is pouring whole day. My Older Son was home this weekend and younger one had just finished in exams ,it called for a celebration at home.I treated my family with delicious Mixed Lentil Masala Vada and Masala Chai. A perfect treat for all of us. This week 223rd #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #CrunchyMunchyDal is this humble Mixed Lentil Masala Vada that tasted amazing.This week’s theme was suggested by our Co Blogger Aruna who blogs at
https://vasusvegkitchen.blogspot.com/ . She has some wonderful collection of recipes from Andhra.I am yet to try some of her delicious Papad and pickle recipes.
Recipe for Mixed Lentil Masala Vada: Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups Channa Dal / Split Chickpeas
  • 1 Cup Horse Gram / Kulthi / Huruli
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper Corns
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 5 Dry Red Chillies
  • 3 Onions Finely Chopped
  • 3/4 Cup finely Chopped fresh Coriander
  • 1″ Ginger Chopped
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin
  • 1/4 Tsp Haldi
  • 1/2 Tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • Oil for Frying
Method: Soak Channa dal and horse gram for 4 hours or overnight. Drain all the water and grind the channa dal , horsegram , ginger, green chilli,pepper corns and red chillies.Make a Slighlty coarse mixture. Do not add water while grinding. In case you find it very difficult to grind add 1 Tbsp of water .Transfer this mixture to a wide bottom bowl. Add jeera, haldi,kashmiri chilli powder, chopped onions, bread crumbs ,finely chopped coriander and mix well.
Take a small qty of the mixture and give it a round shape, then flatten it between your palms .It should not be too flat. Repeat the procedure for the balance mixture. Take a wide bottom pan. Add oil and heat it. Once the oil is hot fry the vadas.Once both the sides are cooked and turns brown.Fry these vadas on medium flame. Remove and transfer them on to plate with paper towels to absorb extra oil if any. Thankfully my vadas were not at all oily.They turned crisp and delicious. Serve with any chutney of your choice. I Served these Vadas with Masala Chai and they made a delicious combo.
Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!
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