Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Winter is saying bye... but, some snacks are always welcome, in any season, at any time, with something or nothing. As a side dish in full meals or just as a whole snack with a cup of tea in the evening.
And this snack comes under the same category. This is prepared using dill leaves and is a deep fried snack.
The dill leaves gives unique taste. This is again my mom's favorite. She will be waiting for me to say yes to make this( I am very strict daughter, who never allows her to eat oily things).
There is a person who has small moving cart like vehicle, I am seeing him from many years making these in the evening. And always there is a huge rush for this. I too used to eat from his shop when I was in college, Now a days, these hygienic things in my mind won't allow me to eat roadside stuff!!! (very funny)
A very common deep fried snack and I have seen many friends have posted the recipe. That was the reason I was delaying to post it even though I clicked this many months ago. May be the procedure and the ingredients are different.
Here is my way:
Dill leaves :- 1 small bunch
Chana - 1/2 cup
Green chilly - 3 to 4
Curry leaves few
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Rice flour - 1 to 2 tbsp
Oil to fry
- Clean the dill leaves. Wash and chop finely
- Soak the Chana for 2 hours.
- Drain the water and grind it to very coarse paste with green chilly and cumin seeds.
- Add the dill leaves, rice flour and salt to it. Mix well. Add water if needed to make very thick paste. It should not be watery. Just enough water to combine the ingredients.
- Heat oil in a kadai. When hot, take a small portion in your palm, give a flat round shape and put into oil to fry.
- Fry in batches. Fry till golden brown.
- Enjoy it the way want..
In my house, the plate never stays full. I should hide few for me before I call others to have it.
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