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TOMATO BATH / TOMATO RICE

Welcome back to my blog. I am glad to share a quick and easy Tomato rice recipe that can be made in a jiffy. Calling all rice lovers to check this out. I am not a great fan of rice. Some simple recipes are very close to my heart. My family prefers to have rice dishes only few times in a week. One those days we treat ourselves with some yummy delicacies. This is one of the popular recipes from Karnataka .

What is Foodiemonday Theme?

Our fellow blogger Narmadha who blogs at namscorner suggested to make any recipe with Rice. She is a wonderful blogger and you should check out her space . One of her rice recipes i have bookmarked is https://www.namscorner.com/peanut-rice-verkadalai-sadam-recipe/ .
For the 240th theme for #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #CookingWithRice my humble contribution is this delicious Tomato bath.

Recipe for Tomato Bath / Tomato Rice:

What are the Ingredients?

  • 1 Cup Cooked Rice
  • 2 Big red Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 Big Onion finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 Tsp Saunf / Fennel seeds
  • 1 Tsp Jeera
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 Green Chillies slit
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 1 Tsp Jeera Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida / Hing
  • 1/2 Tsp Rasam Powder
  • 2 Tsp Oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric / Haldi
  • 1 Tsp Kasuri Methi

How to prepare Tomato Bath?

  • Heat oil in a wide bottom Pan. Add Jeera and Saunf and saute for a few seconds.
  • As you get the aroma, add asafoetida,mustard and turmeric.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few seconds. Next add finely chopped onions and slit green chillies.
  • As the onions turn slightly brown add the chopped tomatoes , jeera powder, coriander powder ,curry leaves , salt and rasam powder.
  • Allow it to cook untill the oil starts to leave the sides.
  • Add kasuri methi and mix well.
  • You can store this in an airtight container.
  • You can use a small quantity to mix with rice and store the rest.
  • Allow the mixture to cool . Add cooked rice and mix well.
  • Garnish with some curry leaves and serve.
  • Enjoy with fresh Cucumber Slices.
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RICE FLOUR PANCAKES (SAVOURY PANCAKES)

Welcome back to my blog post. Today I am sharing a delicious and nutritious rice flour pancakes recipe that can be eaten for breakfast / lunch or as a snack. I am sure your family and friends will love it. This month i joined another wonderful group called Shhh Cooking Secretly . Getting to know and interact with many wonderful bloggers.
 Members of this group give their partners two secret ingredients according to the theme decided and prepare a dish. This month the theme was Pancakes and was given by Archana. I am paired with Mayuri Patel who gave me two secret ingredients Rice Flour and Turmeric and i gave her Moth and salt. We made delicious pancakes with our respective secret ingredients. My family likes Savory Pancakes compared to the sweet ones. Check out this delicious Gujarati pancake

Recipe for Rice Flour Pancakes:

What are the Ingredients?

  • 2 Cups Rice Flour
  • 1/4 Tsp Haldi / Turmeric
  • 1.5 Cups Roasted Moong dal Flour
  • 3 Green chillies Finely Chopped
  • 1 Cup of finely chopped Fresh Coriander
  • 2 Tsp Ajwain / Carom Seeds
  • 1.5 Tsp Jeera / Cumin
  • 2″ Ginger Finely Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Cream
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt to Taste
  • Generous Pinch of Asafoetida /Hing
  • Oil

How to prepare the pancakes?

Take a wide bottom bowl. Add all the ingredients except oil. Mix well. Add water slowly to make a thick batter.Allow it to rest for 10 minutes. Heat a Griddle. Pour the batter on to the griddle and spread it just like how you make dosa. It should be slightly thick. Do not spread it to make it too thin. Pancakes are ready to be flipped when you see plenty of bubbles coming through the surface and the edges . Flip it and cook on the other side as well. Once done transfer the pancake on to a plate. Serve these delicious savoury pancakes with Coconut chutney or onion chutney or any chutney of your choice. I sprinkled some Flaxseed and curry leaves chutney powder .  I served these delicious and nutritious pancakes with Onion chutney. It was absolutely lipsmacking. https://preethicuisine.com/multigrain-potato-pancakes/ https://preethicuisine.com/stuffed-mango-pancakes/ https://preethicuisine.com/chocochip-pancakes/ https://preethicuisine.com/mixed-vegetable-and-cheese-pancakes/ https://preethicuisine.com/flourless-pancakes/
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CUCUMBER & CORIANDER LASSI

Summers are approaching and we need to keep ourselves hydrated. Drink lot of water which will keep your throat moist. I decided to treat my family with delicious and refreshing Cucumber and Coriander Lassi. Hmm … could not stop at one glass and they just loved it. I love spiced Lassi compared to the sweet ones. Cucumber and yogurt act as coolents and when added to lassi ,it makes it more nutritious and delicious and Roasted Cumin adds a nice flavor too. Lassi is a thick yogurt based drink which originated in Northern part of India.You have salt and sweet lassi. and Fruit puree is used to make sweet lassi. There are many variations of Lassi these days.I prefer salted lassi with some spices but like some selected sweet lassi.

What is the foodiemonday theme this week?

Our theme for 239th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop is #CoolLassi and this is suggested by our fellow blogger Mayuri who blogs at https://mayuris-jikoni.com/ . She has some amazing recipes on her blog. She is a pro baker. I have bookmarked a lot of recipes to try some of them are Mango Sriracha hummus,Savory Oat Pancakes, Crunchy winter salad.

Recipe for Cucumber and Coriander Lassi.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Whole Japanese Cucumber
  • 3/4 Cup Fresh Coriander chopped
  • 1/4 Cup fresh Curry leaves
  • 2 Cups Thick Yogurt
  • 1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin dry Roasted
  • 5 Pepper Corns dry Roasted
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Green Chilli (Optional)

Method to Prepare Lassi:

  • Wash and Chop the Japanese Cucumber.
  • In a blender add yogurt , chopped Cucumber, green chilli, coriander,curry leaves, roasted cumin ,roasted pepper and salt.
  • Now blend all the ingredients to get a smooth puree.
  • Delicious Lassi is now ready. Serve fresh or store in a refrigerator and serve chilled.
Notes:
  • Use thick yogurt
  • Using green chilli is optional
  • You can use normal cucumber if you cannot find japanese cucumber.
  • Do not add water as lassi is always thick.
  • Cucumber and yogurt keeps your body cool .
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GONGURA THOKKU / SORREL LEAVES PICKLE

Today’s recipe is about a wonderful leafy vegetable that is rich in Iron. It improves your eyesight and helps in detoxifying our body. Gongura is known to have many more health benefits.Today i am sharing the delicious Gongura thokku recipe that can be eaten as an accompaniment or mixed with rice. It is absolutely lip smacking.

What is the theme for Foodiemonday Bloghop this week?

For the 238th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop Theme #GoGreen was suggested by Aruna who blogs at https://vasusvegkitchen.blogspot.com/ . She has a wonderful collection of delicious recipes from Andhra.Do check out her blog for some insanely delicious recipes. I am yet to try her Andhra Kobbari Karam recipe.

Recipe for Gongura Thokku :

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Loosely Packed Sorrel leaves / Gongura leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Curry Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Channa Dal
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Urad Dal
  • 4 Tbsp Gingelly Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Toor Dal
  • 35 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 Lemon sized Tamrind
  • 1/4 Tsp Fenugreek / Methi dana
  • 15 Whole Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Coriander seeds
  • 3/4 Tsp Mustard
  • 1/2 Tsp Hing / Asafoetida

What is the method to prepare this thokku?

  • Remove the sorrel leaves from the stem. Wash and dry them . Wash the curry leaves and dry them as well. Keep them aside.
  • Heat a wide bottom pan. Add 1/2 tsp of oil. Roast channa dal, urad dal and toor dal until they turn slightly brown .Ensure it does not burn. transfer them to a plate and allow it to cool completely.
  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil in the same pan. Roast coriander seeds , black pepper and methi seeds. Once they are fragrant . remove and transfer to a plate.
  • In the same pan add 1/2 tsp oil and slightly roast red chillies and tamrind. Once they swell switch off the flame and allow it to cool.
  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil in another pan. Add the sorrel leaves and curry leaves. Once they change colour and wilt switch off the flame. Allow it to cool completely.
  • In blender grind all the roasted ingredients except greens , mustard, asafoetida and salt. As the mixture is coarsely ground add the cooked greens and blend by sprinkling some water. Grind coarsely.
  • In pan add the balance oil and heat. Add mustard seeds and hing. As the mustard splutters add the ground mixture to the oil. Add salt to taste and mix well. Cook for 5 mins untill the oil starts to leave the sides and mixture is dry. Thokku is ready.
  • Transfer the thokku to a nice and clean glass jar. Stays good for 2 weeks in the fridge.Enjoy with piping hot rice and ghee.
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MIXED PEAS VADA / MIXED PEAS FRITTERS

What is Holi?

This year the festival of colors Holi falls on March 10th this year. It is the festival of colors and celebrated by Indian community worldwide.
he festival signifies the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and mend broken relationships. This year prepare this Mixed Peas vada to celebrate the festival. It is something different and absolutely lip smacking. Please be responsible and consider the environment when you celebrate. Lot of sweet and savory delicacies are prepared to treat family and friends. This year the celebrations have taken a back seat due to the current virus situation worldwide. Let us all pray and hope the situation improves worldwide.

What is the theme for this week?

For 237th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme we decided to blog for Holi festival #HoliOnMyPlate. D check out all the wonderful recipes from me and my fellow bloggers for lots of idea to make something delicious last minute.

Recipe for Mixed Peas Vada:

What are the Ingredients?

  • 2 Cups Rice Flour
  • 1.5 Cups Roasted Moong dal Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Multigrain Wheat Flour
  • 2 Cups Boiled Chickpeas
  • 1 Cup Green Peas
  • 5 Green Chillies
  • 2 Cups Chopped fresh Coriander
  • 2 Tsp Ajwain / Carrom seeds
  • 1.5 Tsp Jeera
  • 2″ Ginger
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Onion Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Cream
  • water for the batter
  • Oil for frying
  • Generous Pinch of Hing /Asafoetida

Method to prepare these Vadas:

  • Take a wide bottom bowl. Add rice flour , roasted moong dal flour, multigrain wheat flour , jeera, ajwain , turmeric, coconut cream, salt ,hing chopped onion and red chilli powder.
  • In a blender add green chillies , ginger, boiled chickpeas , green peas and fresh coriander. Add a cup of water and blend to make a fine paste. Mix this paste to the flour.
  • Add a little water slowly to make thick vada batter . It should be vada batter consistency.
  • Heat oil in a wide pan. Once the oil is hot take a spoon full of batter and deep fry until both the sides are well cooked.
  • Serve with any green chutney or sauce.
  • I served it with Nandos extra hot Sauce. It was just mind blowing.
Enjoy with family and friends !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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TEEKHA GOBHI MATAR MASALA

Today I am sharing an extremely delicious Teekha gobhi matar masala .This is a no onion and no garlic recipe.Pairs well with Phulkas amd rotis.It can made in just 30 mins. Try it to believe it. Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that is naturally high in fiber and B-vitamins. It is widely used vegetable in many Indian Household. It is such a versatile recipe and can be cooked in many ways.This recipe is a keeper for sure.

Recipe for Teekha Gobhi Matar Masala:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Medium Cauliflower
  • 2 Long Peppers chopped (I have used red and yellow sweet pepper)
  • 4 Tomatoes chopped
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 4 Dry Red Chilli
  • Handful of Coriander chopped
  • 2 Tsp Kasuri Methi
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 ” Ginger Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Poppy seeds
  • 10 Cashews
  • 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 3/4 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 20 Pepper Corns
  • 2 Tsp Oil
  • 1 Cup Green peas

Method to prepare the curry:

  • Chop the cauliflower in small parts and keep it aside.
  • Take a wide bottom pan. Heat a tsp of oil. Add jeera and pepepr corns, chopped peppers, chopped tomatoes ,coriander,green chillies ,ginger, red chillies ,and roast them untill the peppers and tomatoes turn slightly mushy.Lastly toss in the cashews and poppy seeds. Mix well and switch of the flame after a minute. Transfer the mixture to a blender once cooled. Blend it to get a fine paste.
  • In the same pan add oil and roast the califlower florets untill they turn golden brown.Once the cauliflower is cooked add the green peas ,chilli power ,salt and garam masala. Roast it for a minute. Now add the ground mixture.Let is simmer for 8-10 minutes. Garnish with Kasuri methi and switch off the flame.
  • Serve hot with Phulkas and Rotis. Goes well with Rice too.
Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://preethicuisine.com/cauliflower-fritters-gobhi-vada/ https://preethicuisine.com/nutty-cauliflower-rice/ https://preethicuisine.com/cauliflower-kofta-curry/
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ROASTED PEPPER & CORIANDER HUMMUS

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I am back with a delicious Roasted pepper and coriander Hummus recipe today .It can be whipped in a jiffy with all the ready ingredients. Hummus is so versatile. It can be served as a dip with Pita Bread , as a dip with Nachos or Chips, Spread on the Bread and make a sandwich, Can also be garnished on the salad. Choice is absolutely yours. Hummus is a popular dip from the Middle Eastern Cuisine. Basic Hummus is chickpeas in Tahini. There are many variations these days. It can be made without Tahini as well.Chickpeas, the main ingredient of conventional hummus, have appreciable amounts of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin B6, manganese and other nutrients.]As hummus recipes vary, so does nutritional content, depending primarily on the relative proportions of chickpeas, tahini, and water. Hummus provides roughly 170 calories for 100 grams, and is a good to excellent (more than 10% of the Daily Value) source of dietary fiber, vitamin B6, and several dietary minerals.(Source :Wikkipedia)
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What is the theme for Foodiemonday Bloghop theme this week?

Our theme for 236th Theme for #Foodiemonday #Bloghop is #HummusTime . This wonderful theme is suggested by our fellow blogger Kalyani who blogs at http://www.sizzlingtastebuds.com/ . She has an amazing collection of many vegan and gluten free recipes. I just loved her Sesame and Kidney beans dip and Andhra Special Bitter Gourd Spice Powder. Do head over to her blog and check out some amazing recipes.

Recipe for Roasted Pepper & Coriander Hummus:

What are the Ingredients ?

  • 2 Large Fresh Peppers
  • 1 Cup Boiled Chickpeas / Canned Chickpeas
  • 3 Large Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tsp Sesame seeds
  • 1.5 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Jeera
  • 3/4 Cup Fresh Coriander Chopped
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
For Garnish:
  • 10 Roasted Chickpeas
  • 1/4 Tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 2 Tsp Olive Oil

How to prepare Hummus?

Remove the skin of the boiled chickpeas in order to get creamiest Hummus. Roast the large peppers on the flame. Allow it to cool. Remove the skin and keep them aside. Take a blender. Add all the ingredients and make a fine paste. Transfer the contents to a bowl. Heat a wide bottom pan. Add olive oil. Roast the boiled chickpeas until crisp and add the chilli flakes to the pan. Mix well. Garnish this on the Hummus. Serve with Pita Bread, falafel or Nachos. I served them with Corn Strips. It was absolutely lip smacking. The Bowl of hummus was wiped clean. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Notes:
  • 1.You can use canned Chickpeas
  • Hummus is so versatile. Serve with any option mentioned above.
  • Always remove the skin of the chickpeas in order to get a creamy Hummus.
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MULTIGRAIN ROTI (QUICK BREAKFAST)

Welcome to my new post this week. Here i am Sharing a very delicious and nutritious breakfast recipe for Multigrain Roti. It is loaded with goodness of multigrains and Bottle gourd. What is breakfast? Breakfast is the first meal of the day .It refers to breaking fast after the previous night meal. It is very important meal of the day. You need to eat right to have the right energy levels that will keep you active and alert the whole day. Breakfast ranges from porridge to traditional dishes like idli dosa to name a few.Traditional breakfast varies from country to country.Do not skip breakfast. What is the theme for foodiemonday this week? The theme for 233rd #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #NutriBrekkie was suggested by our fellow blogger Sujata roy who blogs at
https://batterupwithsujata.com/ . She is a baking queen and has some amazing healthy bakes on her blog. I want to try her cakes and Olive Jalapeno Savory bread. I love her traditional bengali recipes too. Do check her space. Interested to know the Recipe for Multigrain Roti? Ingredients for this recipe:
  • 2 Medium Size Onions
  • 1 Small Bottle Gourd grated
  • 2 Green Chillies Finely Chopped
  • 1 Cup Sprouted Ragi Flour
  • 2 Cups Multigrain Flour (Refer Notes)
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp Cumin / Jeera
  • 1.5 Tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Hing / Asafoetida
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped fresh Coriander
  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped Curry leaves
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper Powder
Method to prepare these multigrain Rotis:
Finely chop the onions and grate the bottle gourd. Transfer them to a wide bottom bowl.
Add Multigrain flour.
Add all the other ingredients .Slowly add water to make it into a dough. It will be like the dough you make for akki rotti.
Take a iron tawa. Grease it with oil. Take a small dough and flatten it with your palm as shown in the picture. It will take about 10-15 minutes to cook. Cook on both the sides. Once done serve it with Palm Jaggery , Chutney Powder and Ghee or with any chutney of your choice.
Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Notes: Multigrain flour is home made .It consists of jowar, green gram ,almond,oats, quinoa, flax seeds,wheat and bajra. All dry roasted individually and ground into coarse powder. This is made by my Mom . https://preethicuisine.com/khara-bhath-masala-bhath/ https://preethicuisine.com/ragi-kanji/ https://preethicuisine.com/oats-and-alond-meal-vegetable-idli/
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PISTACHIO COATED DRY FRUITS & SEEDS BALL

We are all gearing up for Christmas and long holidays to celebrate the festivities.Gifts will be exchanged with family and friends during this festive occasion.If you are looking for last minute gift ideas then this recipe is perfect . It is quick and nutritious too. People will not mind spending on healthy ingredients. Check out this delicious Pistachio Coated Dry Fruits and seeds ball. What is Christmas? Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.It is a time to exchange gifts and treat your family and friends. Homes are well decorated with Christmas tree and presents are wrapped and kept under the tree. Santa Claus, also known as Father Christmas or simply Santa, is a legendary figure originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved children on the night of Christmas Eve or during the early morning hours of Christmas Day. What is this week’s Foodie Monday Bloghop Theme? This week’s 225th # Foodiemonday # Bloghop theme #ChristmasTreats was suggested by our fellow blogger Mayuri dee who blogs at https://mayuris-jikoni.com/ . She is a humble person who is always ready to guide . She is such a wonderful collection of traditional Gujarati recipes and some amazing bakes as well. You need to check it out. I have bookmarked her Karela Nu Shaak recipe, Kansar recipe to name a few. I love the way she explains the recipe and weaves a wonderful write up sharing her memories of that recipe.
Recipe for Pistachio Coated Dryfruits and seeds Ball: Ingredients:
  • 400 Gms dry fruits and seeds Mix (Details in Notes)
  • 180 Gms Shelled Pistachios
  • 100 Gms Chocolate Raisin
  • 2 Tbsp Choco Chips
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee
Method: Coarsely grind the shelled pistachios . Transfer it to a plate. Grind the dry fruits and nuts mix to a fine powder. Heat a wide bottom pan. Add ghee. Now add the ground dry fruit and nut mixture and keep the flame low.Ghee is fully absorbed in 1-2 minutes. Switch off the flame. Now add the chocolate raisin and choco chips. It will melt in the heat itself. Take the mixture and make small balls. Roll the balls in the coarse Pistachio powder. Repeat the process for the balance mixture. Store them in an airtight container and gift them to your family and friends this christmas!!!
God bless us all!!!!!!!!!
Notes:
  • This dry fruit and seeds mixture consists of dried apricots,Pumpkin seeds,Sunflower seeds,Almonds,Dates,Cashews,Raisins, Hulled Buckweet,Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Dried Goji Berries,Sultanas, Dried Coconut pieces.
  • This will keep you energised .
  • These Balls are Nutritious
  • Dry fruits and seeds are used raw
  • You can avoid Chocolate if you want to have it on a regular basis.
  • You can replace normal chocolate with dark chocolate
  • No refined sugar is used. Sweetness is from Choco chip, chocolate raisins and dates.
  • Stays good in airtight container for a month provided you can resist eating them.
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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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