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Khalwa -Kela Methi Na Bhajiya Or Methi Pakora

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Very tasty Indian Gujarati popular snack made with Fenugreek leaves.
Ingredients
  Gram flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Wheat flour 3 Tablespoon
  Ginger paste 3 Teaspoon
  Green chili paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander seeds 1 Tablespoon, crushed
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
  Fenugreek leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped finely
  Red chili powder 1 Tablespoon (or to taste)
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon (As required)
  Ripe banana 1 1⁄2 Medium, mashed
  Vegetable oil 4 Tablespoon (3-4)
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (As required to make the dough)
For frying
  Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a mixing bowl add the gram flour and the wheat flour. Add ginger paste, green chili paste, crushed coriander seeds, salt, ground black pepper, the chopped fenugreek leaves, red chili powder, turmeric powder, sugar and the mashed banana.
2. Lastly add the vegetable oil and start mixing all the ingredients to form a soft and smooth dough. Add a pinch of asafoetida and continue mixing.
3. Use water as required while mixing the Khalwa dough.
4. Once the dough is mixed and ready at the desired consistency, keep it aside for about 60 to 90 minutes.

MAKING
5. Heat a pan with a couple of inches of oil to high heat and drop small dollops of the prepared batter into the oil and fry. The oil can now be reduced to a medium.
6. Fry the khalwa till they puff up and turn golden brown in color. Drain into a paper towel to remove the excess oil.

SERVING
7. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Snack
Preparation Time: 
90 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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