Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Patoli!

Crunchy Patoli!

Something refreshingly crunchy ...Hope you enjoy this medley of flavours of different veggies in one dish....


Patoli :


Ingredients:

Mustard seeds 2 tsp
Hing a pinch
Black gram 1tsp
channa dhal 2 tbsp
onion 1 big chopped
salt as reqd
water as reqd
veggies of your choice.
red chillies 3-4
cumin seeds 2 tsp
curry leaves
coriander leaves
mint leaves
cashewnuts & groundnuts as reqd

Soak channa dhal for 1 hr. Grind it into a thick paste along with cumin seeds and dry red chillies with little qty of water, which is the traditional way to do.
Otherwise,The whole dhal& spices without grinding can also be used. I prefer it this way :)


Seasoning:

In a pan, add 2tbsp oil , mustard seeds, channa dhal, urad dhal, asafoetida ( hing), curry leaves. And then any of the following vegetables can be chopped and added at this stage followed with salt and the above paste. stir well till done till dry.. optionally,Cashews & Groundnuts can be added after the patoli is done along with coriander leaves/mint leaves.

Any of the following veggies combo can be used:

Carrot ,Potato,Green peas, Mint leaves ,Coriander leaves ,Beans,Cauliflower,sweet corn & Baby corn .