Ponk Vada

Ingredients

1 cup ponk (hurda in marathi, green jowar)
1/2 cup chana dal
2 tablespoon besan
1 onion
2 tablespoon curd
1 chilli
2 cloves garlic
Salt to taste
Pinch of haldi
Oil for frying

Process

Soak chana dal for 2 hours.
Remove excess water and coarsely grind along with chilli and garlic.
Keep it aside for 8 hours to ferment.
In this mixture, add besan, ponk, salt, haldi, finely chopped onion and two tablespoons of hot oil.
Mix it well and make small vadas.
First put a small sample vada in oil and if it disintegrates, add more besan.
Deep fry on medium flame till it is golden brown.
Enjoy it will green chutney and ketchup.

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Thekua

Ingredients

3 cups aata
1 cup dry fruit powder (Badam, kaju, pista)
1 cup grated dry coconut
Powder of 5 elaichi
1.5 cup grated jaggery
1 cup water
4 tablespoon ghee
Oil for frying

Process

Add a cup of water in a bowl and melt jaggery in it on low flame.
In a bowl, take aata, dry fruit powder and add ghee. Mix well to get ‘mutthi band’ (fist closed) mixture.
Add coconut and elaichi powder and mix well.
Add jaggery water slowly and make a medium hard dough.
Make small balls and shape it in the form of cutlets.
Heat oil and fry it to a nice golden colour on medium flame.

It has a shelf life of 7-10 days. It makes a nice evening snack with tea/coffee.