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Monday, December 24, 2012

Nadir Monji

Nadir Monji is  a mouth watering snack taken with kehwa or any other tea. It is mostly prepared on occasions like yagnopaveet, marriages, kahnether or if you have leisure time and ingredients available at home. Following steps are required to prepare this snack.


Ingredients
  1. 1 cup rice flour.
  2. 1/2 kg nadru (lotus stem).
  3. salt to taste.
  4. 1 tea spoon zeera (cumin).
  5. 1/2 tea spoon ajwain (carom seeds).
  6. 1/2 table spoon mirchi powder (red chilly powder).
  7. Mustard oil to fry.
Method
  1. Peel off the nadru and cut them into finger like pieces, soak them in lukewarm water for 10 minutes and wash them again to remove mud if any.
  2. Make a thick paste of flour with water.
  3. Mix all the ingredients, except oil, evenly and add nadru pieces in it and mix again in such a way so that all pieces are covered with paste.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and put the pieces in it to fry. Avoid the sticking of pieces as much as possible.
  5. When nadir monji are deep fried, take them out of the pan, drain off the excess oil.
  6. Serve them hot with kehwa and enjoy the snack.