The ultimate Chettinad tea-time snack

I learnt this recipe from my mother-in-law in Devakottai. It is generally served for breakfast on special occasions.

What you need: (Serves 12)

Raw rice: 400 gms

Urad dal: 150 gms

Green chillies: Eight

Big onions: Four

Mustard seeds: Two Tsp

Coriander and curry leaves: A pinch each

Coconut: Few pieces

Oil: For frying

Salt: To taste

Cooking instructions:

Soak rice and urad dal for an hour, grind it and set aside. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and sauté chopped green chillies, onions, coriander and curry leaves. Now mix contents with the rice-urad dal batter and add salt and small coconut pieces. With a ladle, pour batter into hot oil and deep fry.

M. Salai Kamala is a housewife who spends almost all her time in the kitchen. Cooking is her consummate passion and she is always innovating on recipes. Even during leisure, she is found watching cookery shows on television.

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