Hello from my part of the world!!!!!!!!!
School holidays are over and my boys are back to school from today. Celebrating the last day of their holidays with an unusual Ambode recipe from my hometown. I have tweaked in a little by adding multigrain powder and banana blossom that makes the amobode more crispy ,crunchy and tasty.
Our 99th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme is #Flowerrecipes and my contribution to this wonderful theme is Multigrain Banana Blossom Ambode .
Recipe for MULTIGRAIN BANANA BLOSSOM FRITTERS / MULTIGRAIN BALEHOOVINA AMBODE :
2 Cups Channa dal / Split Chickpeas
1 Cup Banana Blossom florets cleaned and chopped
2 Green Chillies
2 Red Chillies
1.5 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
1/4 Tsp Hing / Asafoetida
3/4 Cup finely chopped Coriander
1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger finely chopped
Salt to Taste
2 Tbsp Multigrain Powder ( refer to notes)
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Soak channa dal for about 2.5 to 3 hours.
Remove the tough reddish leaves and florets of the banana blossom one by one.Beneath these leaves there is a row of delicate yellow-tipped florets that can be removed and immediately soaked in butter milk to avoid discoloration and bitterness.The florets are part of a tedious cleaning process.Pluck the matchstick-shaped pistil and soak the cleaned florets in butter milk again.
Grind and make a fine paste of Coriander ,jeera ,ginger ,green chilli and red chillies .Tranfer this mixture to a wide bowl. Now Coarsely grind channa dal and add it to the chilli coriander mixture. Now add hing, salt , multigrain powder , chopped florets and mix well. Add a tbsp of sizzling hot oil and mix well. Take a small quantity of mixture ,shape it into a round flat patty and deep fry until both the sides are golden brown.
Serve with any chutney or sauce of your choice. I enjoyed them with curd rice.
- Clean the florets properly and ensure to remove the pistil. Immediately soak the cleaned florets in butter milk to avoid discoloration and bitterness.
- The multigrain powder mix consists of Green gram ,Jowar, Flaxseed ,Bajra all roasted and coarsely ground)