So, there is no excuse nor a reason to justify the absence! Just that I am back ..for now. I am just in a very nonchalant kinda mood.. so my ability to dramatize the trivialities has taken a backseat;) sigh..
There is a lot to feel and express though, but let’s shout out a ‘halt’ to all that jazz for now. Shall we…
So..when summer heat hits in with occasional monsoon showers, your brains rather senses go all confused.
Nevertheless, the craving to gulp down something filling yet snacky crunchy light, helped me invent these super simple soya balls…a sure-shot hit with the kid inside you!
I fried them up while listening to the amazing soundtracks of “Once”… a beautifully made movie, about love and music and melancholy! Give it a go. To the movie, the songs and the recipe..I meant !
Soya-granules sesame crunchy fritters
Take about a cup of Soya (Boiled as per instructions) (I like Nutrela), a cup of not-overboiled potato chunks, and run them through your processor briefly. Coarse is good!
Add a tsp of chaat masala or just salt, 2 tbsp garlic seasoning powder , 2 tbsp finely chopped green chillies/red chilly powder .
Make them into firm balls with your palms.
Now, separately crush 2 tbsp sesame seeds, 2 tbsp poppy seeds, one slice of bread in the grinder.
Coat the balls between your hands gently, with this sesame mix.
They would look lovely already.
Let them sit in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Now, in a deep bottomed pan, pour 2 cups of groudnut oil or any good for deep-frying oil, and let it get hot.
Test with a small portion of the balls. Once it swims up successfully you are ready to go.
Pop the balls in one by one.. and wait till they get crispy golden brown… Be careful not to burn them.
Place them in a kitchen towel and serve hot with ketchup or mint dip of your choice..
A quirky healthy nutty inclusion to any party or occasion..!
Equally scrumptious with chai!
On an entirely different note.. for the Game of Thrones lovers in you here is a link to a super-cute musical video..