Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tava Fried Vegetable Battalu Kadubu - Pan Fried Vegetable Cup Dumplings

TAVA FRIED 
VEGETABLE BATTALU  KADUBU 
Every week end my son-in-law picked up a parcel of  Pan Fried Vegetable Dumplings from an eatery called Lok Lok Dumpling Bar located  in the Rhodes Waterside at Sydney. On hearing my description about the hot and luscious dumplings with  crisp bottoms my grand daughter was very much thrilled and at once we got all set to try out the recipe. We decided to make the dumplings using Jolada Hittu/ Sorghum flour and to my grand daughter's delight it turned out to be a healthy and delicious snack. 
INGREDIENTS FOR THE DOUGH
Sorghum flour / Jolada Hittu - 1 cup
Salt - 1 pinch
Sesame oil - 1 tsp
TO MAKE THE DOUGH
1. Blend salt and the flour and keep aside.
2. Boil one cup of water along with sesame oil.
3.  Pour the boiling water over the flour and mix using a spatula.
4. Cover with a lid and keep aside.
INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING
 Finely grated carrots - 2 cups
 Salt - 1/4 tsp
 Pepper (Coarsely Powdered) - 1/4 tsp
 Sesame oil - 1 tsp
TO MAKE THE FILLING
1. Heat oil in a pan and add the pepper powder followed by the carrot gratings.
2. Add salt and saute till the carrot is dry.
TO MAKE THE BATTALU KADUBUS
1. Knead the flour into a soft dough.
2. Take a lime size ball of the dough and shape it into a moderately thin cup ( Battalu). 
 

3. Place a table spoon of the carrot filling in the center.
4. Bring the edges together like a purse and press the corners together.
 

5. Similarly pull the opposite edges together and press to make the kadubu look like a four cornered cup or lamp.
 

6. Make more Battalu Kadubus using up all the dough and the filling.
 

7. Place the Battalu Kadubus in a steamer and steam them for 15 minutes.
 
 
Allow the Kadubus to cool down a little.
TO TAVA FRY THE BATTALU KADUBUS
1. Arrange 6 kadubus in a greased pan.
2. Dribble ghee around each kadubu and cook on medium flame till the bottoms become golden and crisp.
 
 
TO PREPARE  COCONUT CHUTNEY
Fresh coconut gratings - 1 cup
Salt -1/4 tsp 
Red chillies - 6
Grind all the above ingredients into a smooth paste.
Blend  the paste with one cup of sour curds to make the chutney.
Splutter 1/4 tsp of mustard seeds in one tsp of hot sesame oil and pour over the chutney.
 
 
Enjoy the Tava Fried Vegetable Battalu Kadubu with the spicy Coconut Chutney.

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