Peek into a secret treasure from the traditional households of Gujarat! A special recipe prepared on the occasion of holi, dakor na gota is an age old recipe that hails from the village of Dakor in Gujarat. Although the recipe involves deep-frying, it is otherwise quite easy to prepare as the ingredients are common ones, and the batter can be easily prepared without any grinding or fermentation. Serve with khajur imli ki chutney to add to its appeal.
|Besan||1 Cup (16 tbs) (bengal gram flour)|
|Semolina||1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (rava)|
|Ginger green chili paste||1 Teaspoon|
|Cumin seeds||1 Teaspoon (jeera)|
|Turmeric powder||1/2 Teaspoon (haldi)|
|Chilli powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Garam masala||1/2 Teaspoon|
|Fennel seeds||1 Teaspoon (saunf)|
|Coriander seeds||1 Teaspoon (dhania)|
|Sesame seeds||1 Tablespoon (til)|
|White pepper powder||1/2 Tablespoon|
|Soda bi carb||1/4 Teaspoon|
|Sugar||2 1/2 Tablespoon|
|Lemon juice||1 Teaspoon|
|Oil||2 Cup (32 tbs) (3 tbsp hot oil for the batter and rest is for deep frying)|
|Chopped coriander||2 Tablespoon (dhania)|
|Khajur imli chutney||1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (for serving)|
1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl along with cup of water and mix well to make a batter of dropping consistency.
2. Keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, whisk the batter vigorously and put spoonfuls of batter in oil and deep-fry a few at a time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.
4. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot with khajur imli ni chutney.