I got a transfer to Chennai and I am really busy with the things related. I was trying hard for this transfer for the past few months and it got clicked recently. This time I think it be will really really tough shifting things from here to there, settling down etc. So I thought I will come back to this space, once I settle down there. It wont take much time I guess. Moreover I can come back with a bash, as I would be having access even at home.
Here's a small recipe from my drafts,
Recipe for Masala Vada:
Channa dhal - 1 cup
Onions - 1 big
Green chillies - 3
Red chillies - 3
Saunf - 1 tsp
Ginger - a very small piece
Garlic - 3-4 pods
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Aesfoetida - 1 pinch
Salt - as required
Curry leaves and coriander leaves
Soak the channa dhal for 3 hrs. Drain the water fully.
In the mixer, add the 1 green chilly and 3 red chillies, cumin seeds, saunf, ginger, garlic.
Grind them together smooth. Then add the soaked dhal. Using whipper, whip to get a coarse batter.
The batter should be thick enough.
Mince the onion, 2 green chillies and the leaves. Add it to the batter. Add salt and Aesfoetida. Mix well.
Heat cooking oil in the stove, slightly simmer it and fry the vadas in hot oil.
If you want a different taste, you add cinnamon and mint leaves to this.
Serve hot with chutney.
Please keep visiting my space, still I am back.