Gram Flour Petit Fours – Besan ki Laddoo
350g carrots, peeled and coarsely grated1 onion, finely chopped1 green chilli, finely chopped1 tomato, finely chopped2 tbsp lemon juice½ tsp salt2 tbsp roasted peanuts, crushed (optional)1 tbsp groundnut or sunflower oil4-6 curry leaves (optional)½ tsp brown or black mustard seeds¼ tsp turmeric
Put the carrots, onion, chilli, tomato, lemon juice, salt and peanuts, if using, in a large bowl and mix well. Set aside.Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium to high heat. Add the curry leaves, if using and mustard seeds and fry, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds, or until they splutter. Watch carefully so the mixture does not burn.Add the turmeric, then drizzle the hot mixture over the salad. Stir well.Set aside until the salad cools completely, then cover the bowl with cling film and refrigerate until required.Serve chilled.
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