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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Taikile Ambado / Tora Leaves Fritters

Tora leaves is also known as sickle senna, sickle pod, tora, coffee pod, tovara, chakvad and foetid cassia. It is mostly found in South-East Asia and the South West Pacific as an important weed. I heard from my ancestors that these have medicinal benefits which is good for intestine and vision. Here is a recipe for the tasty, crispy tora leaves fritters for you. 

Preparation Time : 20 min
Cooking Time      : 25 min
Serves                  : 4

Ingredients :

English Name For Ingredients
Hindi Names For Ingredients
Tora Leaves (Chopped)
तोरा पत्ते
1 Cup
Onion (Chopped)
कटा हुआ प्याज
1 Onion
1/2 Cup
Dry Red Chillies
सूखी लाल मिर्च
Tamarind Paste
इमली का पेस्ट
1/2 tbsp
1/2 tbsp
For deep frying
To taste
For grinding

Preparations :
  1. Soak rice for 30 minutes, wash well and drain.
  2. Wash tora leaves well and chop into a small pieces. Make a tiny pieces of onion and keep aside.
  3. Prepare a batter to make fritters by grinding drained rice, dry red chillies, salt, tamarind paste and water. Make a thick paste and before taking the ground masala(batter) add asafoetida and grind for few more seconds.
  4. Mix the chopped tora leaves and onion mixture into the batter. Check if salt is required.
  5. In deep frying vessel add oil once it is heated, Using hand take a lemon size batter and give a round shape. Leave the batter one by one into oil and fry in a medium flame by turning both the sides.
  6. When it is crisp and brown remove onto absorbent paper and serve warm as a starters.

Note :
  1. The reason for adding  asafoetida at the end of grinding is it gives a nice aroma of asafoetida while eating fritters which tastes good.
  2. You can use spoon to leave batter into oil if you are not comfortable using hands.

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