Kanda Poha

Quick Gujarati snack that can please you anytime. It looks simple and easy to make but you need right ingredients in right amount to get the perfect taste and texture. Try it this way and enjoy it.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup Poha
  • 2 tblsp oil
  • 1/2 tblsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tblsp Jeera
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3  tblsp minced green chillies 
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander
  • 1/2 tblsp sugar
  • 1-2 dry red chilly
  • 1/2 tblsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tblsp asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 tblsp lemon juice
  • 7-8 dry curry leaves
  • Salt as per taste
  • Sugar if you like it

Directions:

  • In a bowl mix 2 cups of Poha and wash it with water. Drain access water and keep it aside. Sprinkle some salt and lemon juice over the poha 
  • Heat oil and skillet, to it add dry red chillies.
  • Add mustard seeds, jeera, turmeric powder and asafoetida.
  • Mix in onions, green chillies and curry leaves. You can replace onions with potatoes or add both if you want.
  • Let it cook for 5-7 minutes and then add the poha.
  • Mix everything well. Add salt and sugar as per taste. Sprinkle coriander over it

  • Serve it hot.

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Methi Gota

Quick Gujarati snack that can impress anyone. It came out perfectly delicious. Serve it with Green Chutney!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup Besan flour
  • 1 cup Sooji (Rava)
  • 3  tblsp minced green chillies and ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander
  • 1 cup chopped green methi leaves ( Use 1 tblsp of dried Methi leaves if you cannot find green methi leaves)
  • 1 tblsp sugar
  • 2 tblsp yogurt
  • 1/2 tblsp red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tblsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tblsp asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 tblsp ENO (fruit salt)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Directions:

  • In a bowl mix 2 cups of Besan flour, 1 cup of Sooji, minced chilly ginger paste, fresh methi leaves, 1/2 tblsp red chilly powder, 1/2 tbslp turmeric powder & 1/2 tblsp asafoetida, Salt as per taste and 1 tblsp Sugar. 
  • Add 2 cups Yogurt until it turns into smooth bater. It should nto be wtaery.
  • Add 1/2 tblsp of ENO (fruit salt)
  • Mix everything well. Deep fry them until golden brown on both sides.
  • Serve it hot with green chutney and Yogurt

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Rajasthani Bati

It is very famous and well known item from Rajasthan but how I thought of making it is when I tried it at my friend’s place and she nailed it down. It was probably the best Bati i have ever had. So then the next step was get the recipe from her and give it a try! I followed the recipe she gave to me and it turned out really well. The good thing about her recipe is not to use baking soda.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Whole wheat flour coarsely grinded
  • 2/3 cup ghee
  • 1/2 tblsp ajmo (Carom seed)
  • 12 tblsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of warm water

Add wheat flour, ajmo, salt and ghee start folding all the ingredients together with your hands ( I used Bhakri flour which is wheat flour but coarsely grinded. If you don’t have bhakri flour use regular wheat flour + Rava flour in 2:1 proportion)

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Once you knit the dough you should be able to make rough balls even before adding any water to it. That’s how you know how much ghee you need.

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Add some warm water to make a stiff dough. Allow the dough to rest for 1.5 to 2 hours. Make golf-size round balls and transfer into a baking tray or a pizza stone

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Preheat the oven and bake them at 380 – 400 F. Flip them once it is done and add some more ghee to make it even more crispy. Cook them

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Ohhh they were so crispy and yummy. Enjoy it will some spicy Punjabi Dal. Enjoy!

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