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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Besan and drumsticks

Sorry for not posting anything since five days as my two year old was sick. He is much better now so here I am again with a new dish of mine.

Drumsticks are a regular in my family. In gujarati we call it Saragava ni Shing, in hindi it is known as Saijan ki phali.

This is a very unusual combination but we have been eating this in our house and my mom's for years. One more recipe from my comfort food list.

You will need:

1 cup besan (chickpea flour)
Water as needed (you need to make a not too thick nor too thin batter)
1 pound drum sticks (I used frozen ones)
salt to taste
4 tbsp yogurt
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp haldi
1/4 tsp hing
2 tbsp oil

If you are using fresh drumstick then you need to peel and wash and cut them in pieces and boil or steam them.

If using frozen ones than you just need to steam them in a steamer or boil them in salted water.

Now in a bowl take chickpea flour and add water and yogurt to make a not too thin batter, add salt to it.

Now heat the oil in a pan and add hing, then add haldi and chili powder, stir a bit and then add the chickpea flour batter and keep stirring, make sure it doesn't stick the bottom and there are no lumps in it. After about 10 minutes you will have the besan mixture cooked, it shouldn't taste raw. Now add the boiled or steamed drumsticks to it and give it a good stir. The dish is ready to eat with roti or rice.

1 comment:

Asha said...

Besan gives everything a unique look and taste.Love the dish.
What a nice statue of Shiva on the sidebar,beautiful.