Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Methi Gota

We Gujaratis are by default foodies. The most popular Gujarati Dishes are Farsan and Snacks. One such dish is Methi Gota. Be it time for late evening snacks or elaborate lunch, these deep fried besan dumplings are everyone's favorite. 

Methi Pakora are quite famous all over India but what makes these Gota special is addition of Gujarati trademark - sugar. Sweetness from sugar combined with bitterness from methi seems to create some amazing taste chemistry. These sweet and savory crispy balls are always craved for especially on a rainy day.

Makes 30-35 pc
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20  minutes

1 cup coarse besan
1/2 cup wheat flour
2 cup chopped methi
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1.5 tsp sugar
2 tbsp yogurt
4 tbsp chopped coriander
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp whole black pepper, coarsely crushed
1 tbsp whole coriander seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds
Pinch of asadfetida
1/4 tsp soda
Oil for frying

1. Sieve both flours and mix them in a large bowl
2. Add methi and all the spices except soda. Add watee as needed.  Keep the batter on thicker side as it tends to get softer. Let it rest for at least an hour
3. Heat oil in frying pan. Add soda and 2 tsp of hot oil in the batter
4. Mix well and fry dumplings on medium flame until golden brown
5. Serve hot with your favorite chutney/ketchup. We like ours with yogurt chutney

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