Friday, 17 December 2010

Dakor na Methi Gota/ Gujarati Style Fenugreek Fritter

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Hi!
I  am on a green spree, using my greens in many innovative ways and at the same time I am also deep frying. I know I indulge rarely into frying and the rarity makes it more special. My kids are surely happy as they love fried stuff and with their high metabolic rates they burn those extra calories easily too.
Gota is a famous preparation from Gujarat. It’s a deep fried pakora/ fritter made with gram flour and usually fenugreek. The most famous Gota’s are from Dakor a village in Gujarat. These fritters are crisp and nicely flavored because of Fenugreek leaves, they make an ideal snack for one and all. I loved the taste and relished a plate myself.
Fenugreek leaves have an amazing flavor apart from that this wonder herb is rich in minerals like Potassium, Calcium, and Iron also have good dietary fiber and are abundant in Vitamin C and Vitamin K. 
The Gota’s are a perfect amalgam of health and flavor, to my delight these do not absorb much oil, a snack item surely not to be missed.
Ingredients
a cup and a half of chopped fenugreek leaves
3-4 tbsp chopped coriander
about 3/4 cup gram flour
about half cup urad dal flour (one can omit this and use only gram flour)
1/2 cup semolina
1-1/2 tsp ginger-green chili paste
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp whole coriander seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp red chili pwd
1/2 tsp citric acid crystals or 1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp soda bicarb or fruit salt
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp crushed peppercorns
oil for frying
Method
Mix all ingredients to make a thick batter and let it stand for 15-20 mins. The milk makes the fritters light, it was my personal choice of using it one can make the batter with water also.
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Heat oil on a medium low flame and using hand put small portions for deep frying. Fry till golden brown and crisp and remove on a kitchen towel.
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Serve hot with green chutney or tomato sauce.
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I am sending this preparation to My event ‘ONLY’- Greens hosted by Saraswathi at Sara’s Corner. and to Dish Name Starts With D hosted by Akila. Sending it to my event ‘Only’ Street Foods of The World hosted by Archana of Mad Scientist’s Kitchen.
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38 comments:

Priya Sreeram said...

loved them !

Sanjeeta kk said...

Love your green spree, would love to have these snacks on weekend.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey,

Gotta learn lotsa green recipes from you cos i hardly know any!!:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Rajani said...

Hi, nice recipe.Is the addition of soda/fruit salt needed for making the dish crisp? Or is it possible to omit it's use in the recipe?Thanks.
Rajani

Pari said...

Rajani, the original recipe asks for more baking soda, I have used minimal amt. You can add more oil and reduce the soda.

Santosh Bangar said...

methi enhance the taste in which it is used mouthwatering pakora andin winter eat as much as we like

Nithya said...

Looks healthy and yummy too :)

nivedita said...

adding health to the fried food.
Yummy!

Veggie Hut said...

Mouthwatering snack.. Wish I could have some.. I have not been able to find a shop here which sells fresh fenugreek. love the smell and flavour.. So, i use the kasuri methi instead..

Kairali sisters said...

I really wish i could have some right now, they are too good to resist, Pari..Truly tempting!!

swapna said...

crunchy and yummy snack....

G.Pavani said...

looking crispy n yummy.

Spice said...

perfectly crunchy....Methi pakoras are my fav. too....

divya said...

looks healthy and crispy...

Shanavi said...

Very yummy and absolutely loving it

Smitha said...

healthy fried fritters...yummy!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious to snack lovely picture

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I have had the gits version of it and loved it. Thanks for a nice homemade version :)

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

What a lovely delite to snack on!!

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

lovely... healthy and crispy :)

meeso said...

Loving methi, I would love these! Very yummy :)

Sayali said...

Grab 'The Sunshine Award' award from my blog :)

Sayantani said...

mouth watering recipe. its drizzling here a lil and this would be perfect for the weather.

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said...

I juz wish I could reach out and grab a feww ...

munchcrunchandsuch said...

i so badly want to taste this..esp for the winter weather here.

R said...

they look so crispy and delicious, perfect snack for the rainy week we r going to have here this week!!

Priya said...

Healthy at the same tempting crispy fritters,feel like munching some..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

great snack for a rainy day...it looks so inviting pari....i m on my way to ur house for this yummy n healthy fritters

Cham said...

That is perfect snack with greens included for kids!

Khaugiri said...

wow my favorite...good to have with hot ginger tea:-)

Apu said...

They look amazing!!

aipi said...

looks devourable and great.. just perfect for the cold winter evenings..


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Nandini said...

Healthy snack with methi.

Jay said...

yummy snack..I love this..
Tasty appetite

Hari Chandana said...

looks crisp and perfect.. nice evening snack.. thanks for sharing !!

Jaisy James said...

tempting!!!!! looks superbb

Ananda Rajashekar said...

lovely finger food ...looks delicious :)

Archana Potdar said...

yum snacak. Thanks for linking

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