A North Karnataka recipe for you guys this time!! My aunt lives in Haveri. The cook at her home had earlier worked at a north Karnataka speciality restaurant, I suppose. So, my aunt's family gets to savour some of the traditional north Karnataka dishes, and I get to collect recipes from her cook and try them out in my kitchen :)
When I got hold of this recipe from her, I wasn't too impressed initially..... "Kadle hittu palya na?? thooo...." I thought! But I was so wrong. It tasted so different and refreshing! It was very different from the usual South Indian style palya's, but I relished it thoroughly! If you are the kind that prefers dry sabjis, this one is definitely worth a try. Here is how to make it....
1 cup Besan/Kadle Hittu/Chickpea flour
1 Onion, medium sized
1-2 tbsp Water
1 tsp Chili powder
1/2 tsp Haldi/Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Jeera powder
1/2 tsp Sugar (optional)
1 tsp Lime juice
1 tbsp Cooking Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 strand Curry leaves
2-3 strands Cilantro, finely chopped
1 tbsp Grated Coconut (optional)
Salt as per taste
- Peel and finely chop the onion; Keep aside.
- Heat oil in a pan; Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
- Add the chopped onions and fry until they turn lightly brown; saute regularly.
- Add haldi, chili powder, Jeera powder, salt, sugar and mix well; Cook for a minute.
- Add besan to it and roast until you smell the fresh aroma of roasted besan (about 1 min).
- Add water little by little until the mixture forms a single dumpling ; Saute continuously to make sure no lumps are formed;Cook covered for about a minute or two - saute regularly.
- Remove from stove; Add grated coconut, chopped cilantro, lime juice and mix well.
- Serve hot with rotis/chapatis and relish!
Prep Time: About 15-20 minutes;
Serves: 2 people;