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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Methi corn vatata vada; Wonder how different it can be?

It's fun trying varieties in life.
 There comes certain moments in life that you wander what’s new in my life? The same routine, the same food and the same way back to home. So either you look for variety in life or your kitchen. Leafy vegetables are very good for health as they are rich in essential vitamins and other minerals. But the regular way to prepare this may bring boredom and drudgery to the lives of your family members. Last week I tried a different way to a mouthwatering palatable snack out of fenugreek (Methi saag) which turned out to be truly excellent. Let me share this recipe with all my readers.

Ingredients :( for preparation of 30 pieces)

Fenugreek [Methi saag] (3 bundles regular size available in the market),

Potatoes (5 medium sized ones boiled and mashed),

Boiled corn (30 gms.),

Cumin powder (1 teaspoon),

Chili powder (1 teaspoon),

Ginger garlic paste (½ teaspoon),

Mixed pickle (1 teaspoon) [Indian condiment made of all seasonal vegetables],

Corn flour (little to be used while binding the vadas),

Salt according to taste,

Oil for frying.

Procedure: the procedure is shown schematically with the help of pictorial representation.

Step 1: Boil potatoes and keep aside. Wash the methi leaves well under running water and then wash with hot water to remove the minute stains of dirt present in it. Boil the methi leaves till they become a soft dough.

Step 2: Mash the potatoes, mix with methi, boiled corns. Fry cumin powder, chili powder, salt, ginger garlic paste and mixed pickle in ½ teaspoon oil. Mix the fried spices with the dough. You will observe that a nice mind boggling smell comes out of the methi mixed dough.

Step 3: Prepare smaller doughs . Use your hands to make flattened circular structure. You may use little corn flour in order to avoid sticking the balls while preparing.

Step 4: Heat oil and shallow fry the rounded structures. Remove from the kadhai; serve it in a palate along with green chutni/sauces of your choice.

This can be a very much desirable snack and you may have it with tea, as a starter during parties or alternatively as a tiffin item for your kid’s lunch box. Ensure good health to your beloved ones and decipher the variety of life through your culinary skills.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmh sounds very tasty :) I'm not sure I can get your first ingredient over here in the US. I will have to take a look. Thanks for sharing!