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.
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Lanka Chop(Stuffed – Mirchi Bajji)

Mirchi bhajji

Ingredients:

  • Simla mirchi – 10 no.s
  • Besan – 1 cup
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Potato – 2 no.s
  • Onion – 1
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves- 1 tsp chopped
  • Oil – For frying
  • Salt – As per taste

Recipe:

Wash the chillies. Slit them into two from one end with the stems attached. Deseed them & keep aside.

Boil the potatos. Peel the skin & mash them.Add salt, chopped onion, chopped coriander leaves,chopped green chilli,garam masala and mix well.Now put the stuffing into the mirchi.

In a bowl, take besan. Add salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder and mix well. Add water slowly to make a thick consistency. Dip the mirchi into the batter & fry in medium flame till brown colour.

Serve hot with chopped onion,tomato ketchup or any chutney.

Note: You can add baking soda powder in the batter if you like puffy chops.

Bread Pakoda

Ingredients:

  1. Bread – 6 pieces
  2. Potato – 2 medium
  3. Besan- 1 cup
  4. Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  5. Garam masala – 1 tsp
  6. Onion – 1 medium size, chopped
  7. Green chilly – 1 chopped
  8. Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp chopped
  9. Cumin – 1 tsp
  10. Red chilly powder  – 1/2 tsp
  11. Chat masala – 1 tsp
  12. Oil – for frying

Recipe:

For batter :

In a bowl, take besan, add salt, red chilly powder, garam masala powder, and baking soda; mix properly. Add water into it to prepare the batter. It should not be too thick.

For stuffing:

Boil the potatoes. Remove the skin from potatoes and mash them. Add salt, chopped onion, chopped green chilly, chopped coriander leaves, garam masala, red chilly powder into the mashed potato and mix properly.

Cut the bread pieces diagonally. Spread the potato mixture on one bread piece. Cover it with another bread piece. Keep aside the bread pieces.

Now heat oil in a pan. When oil is smoking hot, dip the bread pieces in the batter and fry them till golden brown colour.

Sprinkle some chhat masala above it. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Note: Cover the bread pieces with batter completely. Otherwise it’ll soak more oil.