Piajo

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Nutrition facts:240 calories,9 grams fat
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • For the Patties:
  • 2 cups Bengal Gram dal (wash & soak for 3 hours).
  • 4 - green chillies, chopped finely.
  • 2 - onions, chopped finely.
  • salt to taste.
  • oil for deep frying.
  • For piajo soup:
  • 3 - Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed coarsely.
  • 4 cups - thin Coconut milk.
  • 1 tsp - plain flour dry roasted lightly.
  • 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli powder.
  • 1 inch stick - cinnamon.
  • 2 - cloves.
  • 1 - bay leaf.
  • 4-5 - peppercorns.
  • 1 tbsp - butter.
  • salt to taste| Ground paste:
  • 1/2 - raw mango, peeled and grated.
  • 4-5 - Dried red chillies or 1 tsp - Red Chilli powder.
  • 1 tsp - Garlic grated| Dry grind after roasting lightly:
  • 1 - bay leaf.
  • 1 - red chilli.
  • 1 tsp - coriander seeds.
  • 1 - clove.
  • 1/2 inch piece - cinnamon.
  • To serve: Potato wafers.
  • Tamarind chutney.

How to Make Piajo

  • Drain dal, grind adding minimal water. Add onion, chillies, salt, 1 tbsp. hot oil. Heat oil in frying pan.
  • Mix, shape into small flattened patties.
  • Add into hot oil, gently, frying on medium heat.
  • Flip and fry other side, till evenly crisp and golden.
  • Drain, keep aside, repeat for all batter.
  • For piajo soup:
  • Tie spices in a muslin cloth to form a pouch.
  • Add to coconut milk in a large pan.
  • Add roasted ground spices, salt, butter, chilli powder, flour dissolved in 2 tbsp water.
  • Add 1 cup water to mashed potatoes, and mash further.
  • Boil till soup is thickened.
  • For ground paste:
  • Dissolve paste in 1/2 cup water and salt if required, keep aside.
  • To serve:
  • Serve patties accompanied with tamarind chutney, garlic paste, potato soup and wafers.