Like many people in this world , loosing weight is an ongoing procedure in my life. I keep trying to add new healthy recipes in my life which can satisfy my taste buds and also keep my weight in control.
This Karnataka style steamed pakora was a revelation- low fat low carbs low cal yet high protein yummilicious and simple to make. When my dietician asked me to make this I was apprehensive but after making it, it has become a regular feature in my home.
The biggest reason being that it’s completely oil free , kids loved it and it’s super healthy.
Try this different kind of snack which can be eaten with tea or as breakfast and even as school tiffin. It’s almost like a gujrati muthiya with difference being it’s made with lentils and not rice or besan.
- Arhar dal or tuvar dal – 1 cup
- Chana dal – 1/2 cup
- Desiccated coconut or fresh grated coconut – 1/2 cup
- Ginger – 1/2 inch grated
- Carom seeds – 1 tsp
- Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
- Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
- Degi mirch – 1 tsp
- Salt – as per taste
- Green chillies – 2-3
- Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
- Coriander leaves – few sprigs chopped
- Soak both the dals for 2-3 hours atleast. After 3 hours, drain the water.
- In a mixer grinder, add the dal, desiccated coconut or grated fresh coconut, ginger, green chilli, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
- Grind them coarsely without any water.
- Take out the grinded mix in a bowl, add salt, coriander powder, Carom seeds and degi mirch.
- Boil some water in a idli steamer. Grease the idli mould plates.
- Take the mix and make oval shaped dumplings with wet hands. Place them in the idli moulds.
- Let them steam for 10-15 mins. Check by inserting a knife. If done then knife will come clean. Don’t overcook or it will dry out.
- Serve with coconut chutney, peanut chutney or even green coriander chutney. Enjoy these steamed spicy pakoras hot.