Wednesday, October 14, 2015

PONGANALU


Low oil breakfast or a quick low oil snack.

INGREDIENTS:
Urad dal/Minapappu              1 cup
Rice                                        2 cups
Onion                                     1 small
Cilantro/coriander                  few finely chopped
Ginger                                     1/2 inch

Green chilies                           2
Cumin seeds                           1 tsp
Black pepper                          1/2 tsp
Shredded coconut                   1  tbsp(optional)
Salt                                         as needed
Oil                                           1 tbsp

PROCEDURE:
1) Soak rice and urad dal in water for 3-4 hours.
Now grind them into batter and let it ferment for 6-7 hours.
Batter should be a little sour.
2) Now chop the onion, green chilies, ginger and cilantro(coriander).
3)Add them to the batter .
Now add the cumin seeds, salt, black pepper and shredded coconut.

4)Now grease the pan. Add the batter to three- fourth level because they increase in size upon frying.

5) Fry on medium heat so it gets cooked well without burning.
Use a spoon and check for the color. If it turns golden brown then flip to the other side.

Cook it till golden brown and turn off the heat .
Take it into plate and serve with yummy chutney.

* Use left over idly or dosa batter
* We can deep fry the ponganalu in oil till golden brown if you do not have ponganalu maker.