Coriander leaves - 1 bunch
Gram Flour - 1 cup
Rice Flour - 1 tablespoon
Green chillies - 8-12 ( as per your spice levels )
Ginger - 1 small piece finely chopped
Garlic - 4-6 cloves
Roasted sesame seeds - 1 tablespoon
Roasted poppy seeds - 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida - ¼ teaspoon
Garam Masala - 1-2 teaspoon as per your taste
Red chilli powder - as per your taste (totally optional, if you feel the
heat in the green chilli is fine then u can skip it )
Baking Soda - ¼ teaspoon ( totally optional )
Salt - to taste
Oil - To Fry
- Chop coriander leaves finely. Mix in gram flour, and rice flour.
- Grind the green chilies, ginger and garlic into a fine paste. Add this paste, roasted sesame seeds, roasted poppy seeds, lemon juice, garam masala, red chilli powder (optional ) turmeric powder, asafoetida, baking soda ( optional ) and salt to the above mixture.
- Add some water to make a thick batter (idli batter consistency) and mix well. Take care that no lumps are there..
4. Prepare the steamer with water. Grease a flat vessel of the steamer and pour the batter into the vessel. Steam them for about 20-25 minutes on high heat. Or grease a microwavable container and pour the batter into it. Microwave cook the batter for 5-7 minutes (Microwave settings may vary and mine took 5 minutes)
5. Remove and insert a toothpick into it to check if it is done. If the stick comes out clean then it is done. So u can now let it cool for a minute or two and then cut them into square shaped pieces.
6. Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Deep fry the pieces in hot oil. Remove when golden brown and crisp. Serve hot as an appetizer.
Note: People who are health conscious, can have it steamed itself. You don’t have to fry it. Both tastes good.