Biri Chop (Urad Dal Bonda)

Biri Chop.jpgIngredients:

For batter:

  • Urad dal – 1 cup
  • Bombay Rawa – 2 tbsp
  • Onion – 1
  • Green chilli – 2
  • Cumin seed – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – As per taste

For Stuffing:

  • Potato – 2 medium
  • Onion – 1 medium
  • Ginger-garlic-green chilli paste – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 1 bunch
  • Salt – As per taste

Recipe:

Soak urad dal over night. Remove the skin from it. Grind it to paste with little water so that batter is not too thin. Keep aside for fermentation for 3/4 hours.

Boil potatos. Remove the skin and mash it. Chop the onion,green chilli.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add chopped onion. Saute for 1 minute till onion turns translucent. Add  ginger-garlic-green chilli paste and saute till the raw smell goes away. Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and fry for a minute. Add mashed potato, salt and mix it. Add chopped coriander leaves once the potato stuffing is cool. Now make small balls out of it.

In the fermented urad dal, add rawa, salt, chopped green chilli, cumin seeds, chopped onion and add little water if batter is too thick.

Heat oil in a kadai for frying. Once it is hot, reduce the flame to medium. Dip the potato balls in the batter and fry in medium flame till golden brown.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup of any chutney of your choice.

This snacks perfectly complements to rainy weather.

Note:

To make the coat crispy:

  1. After fermenting the dal batter, mix it with hand for some time so that it gets enough air.
  2. Fry the chop in medium flame.

Poi Saga Chungudi Besara

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Ingredients:

  • Poi Saga – 1 bunch
  • Chungudi Sukhua/ Chingudi machha – 1/2 cup
  • Potatato – 1 medium
  • Brinjal – 1 medium
  • Tomato – 1 big
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard paste – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – As per taste

Mustard Paste recipe:

  •  Mustard seed – 1 tbsp
  •  Cumin seed – 1/4 tsp
  • Garlic – 10 cloves
  • Dry red chilli – 5 numbers

Soak all of these for 20 minutes and grind it to a smooth paste.

Recipe:

Wash the chingudi sukhua or machha thoroughly. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadai. Fry the washed chingudi in the oil with some salt till it changes the colour to red. Keep aside.

Cut the potato, brinjal, tomato into small cubes. Wash the poi saga and chop them finely.

Add other 1 tbsp oil in the kadai. When the oil is hot, add the mustard paste into it and saute for a while. Now add chopped tomato, salt, all the dry powders like cumin,coriander, turmeric,red chilli powder into the kadai. Fry till the rawness of the masala goes off. Pour 1/2 cup water.Now add cut potato, brinjal into it. Add the chopped leaves and cook for 5 minutes.

Now add the fried chingudi/prawn into the kadai. Mix properly and cook till all the vegetables are cooked.

Serve hot with steamed rice.