Hey my lovely Readers! It’s been a while since I connected with you all. Well, I have been distracted, away and occupied with so many things besides the blog. There are changes on the job front that I shall announce soon. 🙂 Strangely, I thought it would free up my time but I have been on my toes ever since. I have missed blogging and wish I could do more in the 24 hours I have. I realized one thing though, the more I am away from blogging, tougher it gets to come back into the ‘zone’. I seriously have troubles writing! Do you have such moments?
The good thing is, I am back from a short but rejuvenating trip to Budapest and damn, I was pleasantly surprised with the city. I needed the break for sure and it didn’t disappoint! The weather was sunny and on our side during our stay. I was simply bowled over by the architecture, romance, the Buda hills and the plains on the East. There is so much the city offers for everyone. I am going back some day. Having said that, I am back to the cold and somewhat snowy weather here in Denmark. Yes can you believe it – snowing in April?!! To be honest – I love it. The first view this morning outside my balcony door – snow, drizzle, spring flowers and the sun reflecting shades of pink onto grey stratocumulus clouds – it looked so magical. Where do you get to see such a sight? 🙂
Back to the recipe for today ‘Malvani Vade’ – A deep fried puffed bread from the region of Malvan that is usually an accompaniment to Malvani Chicken Curry, which I shared in my previous post. The dish when served together is called as ‘Kombi Vade’ – translated to Chicken curry and puris (fried bread). It is absolutely simple, delicious and gluten free.
1 cup Rice flour
1/2 cup split Black gram / Urad dal
1/4 cup Gram flour
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1 tbsp Fenugreek / Methi seeds
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Oil
- Wash and soak split black gram / urad dal for 6-8 hours or overnight.
- Drain water from it and grind to make smooth paste without adding much water.
- In a spice blender, make a powder of fenugreek and coriander.
- In a mixing bowl, add rice flour , turmeric powder, blended spice powder, cumin powder and salt to taste
- Heat the oil and add it to the rice powder mix.
- Add black gram / urad dal paste and knead the dough together.
- Add a tablespoon of water at a time to make it into a stiff dough.
- Let the dough rest for 15-30 mins.
- Once rested, divide the dough in small golf sized balls.
- Take one ball, apply some oil and roll it flat to make a round. I have a traditional press to do this part.
- Heat oil for deep frying on medium. Once the oil is hot, deep fry the puri’s / vade’s until it is puffed and golden brown on both sides.
- Serve hot 🙂
Hope you enjoy making this recipe. Have a lovely week ahead and remember to visit and subscribe to my Facebook Page: My Culinary Saga to get regular yummy updates.
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