Friday, May 29, 2009
Continuing with my theme of methi, this is a quick and easy recipe for a side dish. I have made this with fresh methi leaves, this won't work so well with frozen methi. When my Mom was frying this, my son loved the aroma and came over and asked to try one. I think getting a 3 year old to eat greens is worth any dish in gold!
1 bunch of Methi leaves cleaned and cut into small pieces
1/2 cup of Besan
1 large onion sliced thinly
3-4 potatoes boiled and smashed
Green chillies cut into small pieces (optional for the kids batch)
1/2 cup sooji or rawa or rice powder (optional)
Salt to taste
pinch of Turmeric powder
Oil to pan fry the baras
Take the methi leaves and wash them well and let all the water drain out before you cut them.
Mix the salt, turmeric powder, methi leaves and onions and boiled potatoes and chillies.
Add some sooji or rice powder to make the baras crispy. (I didn't have any so I skipped it.)
Make flattened round balls.
Heat a pan and spray some Oil. Put the baras and fry on low heat.
Serve hot with rice and Dal. It tastes good the next day too - but the crispiness is lost. So enjoy it hot!