I wasn’t the person who used to access my social media accounts all the time… Rather I prefer calling them n talking for long hours :) But ever since I stepped into this world of food-blogging, I have been trying to remain active always! Well, I don’t know how it works for you… but I certainly feel that I got to meet many like-minded people on facebook! In last couple of years, I have made enough of blogger-buddies, some foodie-buddies… and some life-long connections! I have been friends with a few whom I have never met but still they’re very close to me :)
Haven’t I said before that I consider myself unlucky in case of friends? I was wrong… Last year, I got in touch with a lovely co-blogger, Pari and I’m sure that’s one of my lifetime connection! Also, since last couple of months, I have been a part of a group (local) that has some foodie ladies, sharing their day-to-day cooking or general kitchening tips n tricks… They come up with intersting topics for discussion everyday! Well, I have to say that I found a few super-buddies here too, which I never thought was going to happen…
I’m a person who likes talking a lot but need sometime to know the other person well! I don’t like chitchatting even without knowing anyone personally… I met these ladies a couple of times, observed them and now I know who I can share a life-long relations with :) Well yes, I anyways love moving with the trend of gossiping.. but once in a while! I prefer speaking upfront rather than talking behind their back… and that’s a good thing, right? But not everyone fall in the same category as me… So I might not be exactly the copy of those buddies but with a few of them, mindset matches at its best! OR I better say, great minds think alike ;)
Recently, a super-mum NB had invited us over dinner and that day I realized… It’s not always about a bunch of friends around! Sometimes small groups can be merrier <3
Recipe I have brought today is “Kothimbir Wadi”, a very famous Maharastrian tea-time snack :) It was in my to-cook list for a long time and finally ticked it off… :) Ohhh yes, I can’t miss to mention that it brings lots of childhood memories to me… A lovely Maharastrian aunty in neighborhood used to make it when I was a kid… I only remembered the name after all these years but having heard the name so many times recently on the TV show ‘Taarak Mehta’, I finally gave it a try :) It’s a super-quick, no khitpit microwave version…!!!
1 cup Besan
1/2 to 3/4 cup Coriander Leaves, chopped
1-2 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste (You can skip adding garlic)
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1 Green Chilly, finely chopped
1/2 tsp Maharastrian Goda Masala (alternatively, you can add garam masala)
Salt, to taste
Water, as required
Oil, to deep or shallow-fry
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
- Take all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Add water gradually (around 1/2 cup or so) to make a lumpfree batter.
- Spray oil in a microwave safe deep-plate or bowl.
- Cover with a lid and microwave for 3-4 mins until firm.
- Cut it into cubes and then deep-fry until crisp and golden brown in color.
- Serve it with ginger tea :)
I wanted to stick to an authentic version while doing it first time so I deep-fried. You can shallow-fry it :)