Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BESANA JOON AANYOON (Sindhi Besan Ki Bhaji)



Ingredients:
For the Aanis:
Gram Flour/ Besan......1 cup
Poppy Seeds..................1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder.........1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder........1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder.........3/4 tsp
Soda................................a pinch
Garam Masala...............1/2 tsp
Cumin powder .............. 1tsp.
Coriander powder ........1 tsp.
Oil....................................2 tbsp
Salt to taste

For the curry:
Onions.......... 3 (chopped finely)
Tomatoes..... 1 big (chopped)
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder.....1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder.....1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder.....1/4 tsp
Green Chillies............2
Garam Masala...........1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves.......a handful

Method:
Preparing the Aanis:

1. Mix all the above mentioned ingredients for aanis in a bowl, including oil. Now add some water and mix into a dough. ( add with a spoon so that you dont add too much to make it sticky)As you mix the dough, it starts becoming hard and sticks to the bowl.

2. Spread 2 to 3 drops of oil on a flat surface. Put the dough on it and roll it into a cylinder. Flatten it with your palm and cut rectangles out of it.

3.Heat water in a pan and add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder. Add the aanis into it and boil them for 5 minutes. Remove & strain them. Let them dry.

4. Heat oil & fry the boiled aanis for 3 to 4 minutes.


Preparing the curry:
1. Heat 3 to 4 tbsp oil. Add the onions, green chillies, salt, turmeric powder,red chilli powder, coriander powder, tomatoes. Mix & cook on low flame till tomatoes become tender.
2.Now add garam masala, the fried aanis and sprinke a little water over the aanis to cook on low flame for 5-7 minutes.Turn them carefully once. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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