Saare jahan se accha, Hindustan hamara…………….an ode to Hindustan(India), penned by Iqbal, became the war cry for all Indians against the British rule.
India celebrates it’s 66th Republic day, today and we have Barack Obama, President of United States as our chief guest of honor.
We are the world’s largest democracy – a government by the people, of the people and for the people.
Presenting my ode to Republic India through my food, Winter Platter 4 – comprising of Bhapa Chingri / Steamed prawns in curry, Lau diye bhaja Moog dal/ Roasted split green grams, Gobhi -matar sabji / Cauliflower -peas stir fry and Dhone pata r bora/ Fresh coriander fritters.
Celebrating this Republic Day with food and some wine 😉
Bhapa Chingri / Steamed prawns in curry and Gobhi -matar sabji / Caulifloer -peas stir fry will follow in a separate post.
For Lau diye bhaja Moog dal follow the recipe here, replace raw papaya with lau. Lau means bottle gourd.
Here’s what I did………….
Dhone pata r bora / Fresh coriander fritters
1 bunch – fresh coriander (100 gms)
3 tbsp – chickpea flour / besan
1 nos – finely chopped green chili
pinch of carom seeds / ajwain
water as required
salt to taste
oil to deep / shallow fry
Wash the fresh coriander, thoroughly. Roughly chop the leaves and stalks, all together.
In a bowl, mix chopped coriander, green chili, carom seeds. Add water to make a thick batter, more like a paste. Season with salt.
Heat oil and drop this batter one spoonful at a time. Fry till golden brown on a medium flame.
Note : * This makes a good snack, as well.
Happy cooking !! 🙂
Cheers !! 😀
Happy Republic Day !!
Vande Matram !!