This is a traditional Maharashtrian snack item, that is simply delicious and can be relished as a tea-time snack. It is basically coriander leaves, chickpea flour, rice flour, sesame seeds, peanuts and other dry spices all combined to form a thick batter with some water. It can then be had either steamed or deep fried. A very healthy and a nutritious dish, it can be made in no time. It can be relished either with green chutney or ketchup.
- 1 cup coriander leaves, chopped
- 1/2 cup besan (chickpea flour)
- 2 tbsp. rice flour
- 1 tsp. sesame seeds, lightly roasted
- 1 tsp. fried peanuts, ground coarsely
- salt to taste
- pinch of asafoetida
- pinch of turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp. red chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. coriander-cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
- pinch of baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. amchur
- 1/2 sugar to taste (opt)
- 1/2 tsp. ginger, grated
- 1 green chily, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp. oil
- oil to deep fry
Mix together all the ingredients, (except the oil for deep frying) and prepare a thick batter with the help of water.
Place in a greased steel container with a lid. Pour some water in a pressure cooker and bring it to a boil. Place the said container and steam (without the vent) for 12-15 minutes.
When cool, cut into desired shapes and deep fry in oil in batches. Drain and serve hot with sauce or green chutney.