I am on a green spree, using my greens in many innovative ways and at the same time I am also deep frying. I know I indulge rarely into frying and the rarity makes it more special. My kids are surely happy as they love fried stuff and with their high metabolic rates they burn those extra calories easily too.
Gota is a famous preparation from Gujarat. It’s a deep fried pakora/ fritter made with gram flour and usually fenugreek. The most famous Gota’s are from Dakor a village in Gujarat. These fritters are crisp and nicely flavored because of Fenugreek leaves, they make an ideal snack for one and all. I loved the taste and relished a plate myself.
Fenugreek leaves have an amazing flavor apart from that this wonder herb is rich in minerals like Potassium, Calcium, and Iron also have good dietary fiber and are abundant in Vitamin C and Vitamin K.
The Gota’s are a perfect amalgam of health and flavor, to my delight these do not absorb much oil, a snack item surely not to be missed.
a cup and a half of chopped fenugreek leaves
3-4 tbsp chopped coriander
about 3/4 cup gram flour
about half cup urad dal flour (one can omit this and use only gram flour)
1/2 cup semolina
1-1/2 tsp ginger-green chili paste
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp whole coriander seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp red chili pwd
1/2 tsp citric acid crystals or 1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp soda bicarb or fruit salt
2 tsp sugar1 tsp crushed peppercorns
oil for frying
Mix all ingredients to make a thick batter and let it stand for 15-20 mins. The milk makes the fritters light, it was my personal choice of using it one can make the batter with water also.
Heat oil on a medium low flame and using hand put small portions for deep frying. Fry till golden brown and crisp and remove on a kitchen towel.
Serve hot with green chutney or tomato sauce.
I am sending this preparation to My event ‘ONLY’- Greens hosted by Saraswathi at Sara’s Corner. and to Dish Name Starts With D hosted by Akila. Sending it to my event ‘Only’ Street Foods of The World hosted by Archana of Mad Scientist’s Kitchen.