Sunday, February 28, 2010

Spicy Pistachio Droplings

This spicy snack is made by greasing shelled pistachios with a batter made with besan and rice flour. This evening snack is a savour during weekends and especially during the rainy days. They can be served as part of a  proper lunch menu or as an evening snack.

Shelled Pistachios : 1 cup
Gram flour (besan) : 1/2 cup
Rice flour : 1/2 cup
Water : 1/2 cup
Salt : as required
Red chilly powder : 1 to 11/2 tsp
Dhania powder : 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric : a pinch
Oil : for deep frying

  • To the besan add rice flour, salt and all the spices except pistachios. Mix until well blended.
  • Add water and mix till all the ingredients are well blended.
  • Finally mix pistachios.
  • Heat oil in a pan.  Drop the pistachios mixed batter into the oil like pakoda.
  • Deep fry them until well cooked and serve.

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