On this Diwali I decided to make something special for our guests and ourselves. As it is my common experience that on diwali normally when we visit our friends and relatives, we are welcomed by offering some sweet, which is either brought from market stores or made at home. And normally when we visit 2-3 friends we will be fed up by sweets, even though D likes sweets much, he never likes to have these much sweet items to swallow on the same day.... :) .So I decided to make Ghaaroda too along with some Mithai for all who are visiting us, as it will be change for them too from regular sweet items, and as it can be prepared within 2-3 mins each, I also can spare much time for them to spend with. Also I thought that a hot served item will delight them in these little cool days here.
1 cup rice -cooked ( I use Basmati rice)
1 1/2 cup Besan(chana dal / chick peas flour)
2 meduim sized onion chopped
1 medium sized capsicum chopped
1 /2 cup coriender leaves chopped
2-3 green chilli chopped finely ,
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Ajwain(carom)
salt to taste
(sugar if one likes it of sweet in taste)
First get besan in a bowl and then add water to make medium- thick paste of it. Next add cooked rice to it and then all the ingredients to it one by one and mix them well. Finally add red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt in it(also little add sugar if u like sweet taste basically i don’t add sugar normally ). Make sure that the whole of it should not be much thin or thick. It should be of medium thickness.(just as shown above)Now take a flat frying pan and put little oil on it. spread the raw material on it with the help of a big spoon . thickness should be 1/4 inch or little less than it . Spread it to make round shape & Let it cook on one side on slow heat . Apply little oil from side and Turn the side when it turns to golden brown in color.(as shown in pic), if needed spread little oil more from the side of it. (normally I don't need this, so I don't spread oil for second time, still it is cooking well, so why to use excessive oil :) ) Repeat the same process for other side.
When cooked on both sides, took off from stove, and serve hot with green chutney or tomato chutney or sauce. One can use this material for 1-2 days when stored in refrigerator. Just get it out before 5-10 mins . As it contains "Ajwain" it is good for health too, specially in these festival days when our tummy is loaded with sweet items :))