- Soak the puffed rice in water for 1 minute.
- Press the puffed rice and remove all the water and keep it aside.
- In a pan, add oil and then mustard seeds.
- When the mustard splutters, add ground nuts, channa dhal and Urad dhal.
- After it is golden brown, add onions, chillies and curry leaves. Fry till the onion is golden brown.
- Then add the veggies, add salt and turmeric powder and fry till they are soft.
- Then add the puffed rice and mix well . Sprinkle coriander leaves on top.
- Serve hot with some lemon juice on top.
- Mix all the above ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Add little warm water to the mixture and mix until the consistency of a dough.
- On a plastic paper apply little oil, then take a ball size of the dough, spread it evenly with hand till it is thin and the size of a chapati.
- Keep dipping your hands in water while spreading to avoid any sticking.
- Fry on a hot tava on both side until brown.
- Serve hot with ghee or coconut chutney or any gravy of your choice or you can serve it by itself.
Today is one of those days, when I am feeling very lazy to spend too much time in kitchen making tedious curries or side dishes. Seeing the okra, I wanted to make something very simple without any masala, just wanted to put the ready powders which are available.
So, I came up with this and tried it out.. It really gave the crunch and also the spice for this cold weather. You can just eat it as a snack or as a side dish..
ಬೆಂಡೆಕಾಯಿ /Bindi / Okra - 1 Lb(25- 30 Pieces)
ಕಾರದ ಪುಡಿ / Chili Powder - 1 Tb spoon
ಧನಿಯ ಪುಡಿ / Coriander Powder - 1.5 tsp
ಜೀರಿಗೆ ಪುಡಿ /Jeera Powder - 1 tsp
ಅರಿಶಿನ ಪುಡಿ /Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
ಉಪ್ಪು / Salt - 1 tsp
ಎಣ್ಣೆ / Oil - 1 Tb spoon
- Cut Bindi and mix all the above powders along with salt as shown below.
- Cover it and set it aside for half an hour.
- In a non stick pan, add oil, then add bindi and fry till it is done.
- Serve hot with any main dish.
PS: If you want it crunchy, just fry without adding water. If you want it soft, you can add little water.
- Mix all the above ingredients except oil.
- Heat half cup oil, then add the hot oil to the above mixture and mix well.
- Add water accordingly till you get the consistency of a chapati dough.
- Cover it and leave it for 1 hour.
- Take a lemon sized dough and press it with hand (or on cover) to the required size and deep fry them till brown.
- Drain it on paper towel.
- Serve it with coconut chutney or just like that.
PS: You can also add grated ginger too. It can be kept for 2-3 days.