This Gujarati snack is a treat to eat but can be a little tricky to make. Gram flour and yogurt flavoured with green chilli paste are cooked into a lump free mixture smeared on a greased surface, rolled into a pin wheel and then tempered with mustard seeds, fresh coriander and coconut.
Prep Time : 26-30 minutes
Cook time : 16-20 minutes
Ingredients for Khandvi Recipe
Gram flour 1 1/4 cups
Yogurt 1 cup
Ginger 1 inch
Green chillies 2
Oil 4 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
Lemon juice 1 tablespoon
Asafoetida a pinch
Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
Coconut scraped 2 teaspoons
Fresh coriander leaves chopped a few sprigs
Sieve besan and keep in a bowl. Grind ginger and green chillies. Grease the reverse side of a few thalis or marble table top with a little oil. Make buttermilk with yogurt and half a cup of water.
Mix the besan with ginger-green chilli paste, salt, turmeric powder, lemon juice and buttermilk, taking care that no lumps remain.
Cook this mixture, stirring continuously, in a thick bottomed pan till it becomes a smooth thick batter. It takes a little time to get ready.
Quickly spread portions of the mixture over the greased inverted thalis or marble table top as thinly as possible while the batter is still hot.
When cool, cut into strips two inches wide and roll them tightly. Heat two tablespoons of oil and add a pinch of asafoetida and mustard seeds.
When they splutter, pour over the pieces. Serve garnished with scraped coconut and chopped coriander leave
Enjoy Punjabi kadhi pakora’s unparalleled taste with chawal or vegetable khichidi and experience the truly blissful feel of classic Indian comfort food. Dahi kadhi is prepared with besan, curd and delicious besan pakora.
PREPARATION TIME-20 MIN
INGREDIENTS -FOR PAKORA
1/2 CUP BESAN OR GRAM FLOUR
1/2 CUP FINELY CHOPPED ONION
1 GREEN CHILLI
A SMALL PINCH OF BAKING SODA
1/3 CUP OF WATER
OIL FOR DEEP FRYING.
1 CUP OF SOUR CURD
1/4 CUP BESAN
1 CUP WATER
DIRECTIONS OF MAKING PAKORA-
Mix gramflour ,onion, green chillies,baking soda and salt in a bowl. Add water in small quantity and make a thick batter. Heat oil ,take spoonful of batter in between your fingers, drop 5-6 pakoras in single batch.
DIRECTION OF MAKING KADHI
*Beat curd and gram flour in a bowl with hand beater,add water ,turmeric and salt.Blend all ingredients until smooth batter.Ensure that there are no lumps.
*Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium size pan.Add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds,add cumin seeds and grated ginger ,sauté for 20 secs.
*Add prepared batter with the above prepared oil, cook on medium flame until raw smell of gram flour goes away for 8-10 mins.
*For tempering ,add oil in pan, add dry red chilli and red chilli powder, immediately pour it over prepared kadhi.
*Add fried pakoras ,mix well and cook for 3-4 mins .
LEMONADES:-Nothing tastes more like summer than a refreshing glass of lemonade. For adult parties try spiked lemonade ,few leaves of fresh mint, add ice,1 ounce rum and 3/4 cup lemonade.
ICE PUNCHED :-Freeze fruit juices in ice tray molds, choose juices in range of colors and flavors. Add soda or any juice in glass along with few cubes of flavored ice..
RASPBERRY SPRITZER:-Skip the sugar laden sodas on hot days, instead try natural raspberry juice with pinch of salt and ice..
MINT TISANE:-A Tea for better digestion and assimilation, just add few leaves of mint in your regular tea and enjoy the summer with good health.
CRANBERRY AND GINGER TEA PUNCH:-Blend cranberry and orange juice with ginger tea and tart lemon juice.