Sunday, August 24, 2014

MASALA BONDA


Ingredients:
For outer covering:
Besan flour-1/2 cup
Rice flour-3-4 tsp
Turmeric powder- 2 pinches
Chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Pepper powder-1/2 tsp
Salt- to taste
Hing-2 pinches
Baking soda (optional) - a pinch
Red food colour- optional
Oil - for deep frying

For Masala:
Onion-1 medium (thinly sliced)
Mixed vegetables-1 cup (beans,carrot,peas,boiled potatoes)
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder-1/4 tsp
Salt-to taste
Coriander leaves
Oil- 2 tbsp

Method:
For Masala:
1. In a kadai,add oil and when heated,add cumin seeds and let it splutter.
2. Now add the onion and saute till it becomes translucent.
3. Add the mixed vegetables and mix well.(mash the potatoes to a medium crunchy texture).
4. To this, add all the powders mentioned above and add little water and mix well.
5. Close the lid and let it cook till it is solid and switch off the stove and keep it aside.

Method:
For outer covering:
1. Heat oil in a kadai until it is nicely hot.
2. Till then,In a bowl.mix all the items listed in 'for outer covering' ,except oil.
3. Add little water to it and make a batter like idly batter consistency.
4. When the oil is heated,take a lemon size of the prepared masala and make it to a ball shape.
5.  Dip the masala ball into the prepared batter till it is fully covered and put it in hot oil.
6.  Fry it till is nicely cooked.
7. Strain oil and remove it and serve hot with sauce or any chutney.

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