Saturday, February 16, 2013

Upcycled cabbage dal and raw banana cheela

One of the more recent blogs that I've been exposed to is http://litebite.in/. I was thrown away by the photos. Sanjeeta has a way with photos, that something not so healthy as a bread pakora too looks like it has to be made right away. The health conscious part of me decided upon the raw banana cheela and I bought that right that evening while picking up veggies.



Unfortunately for me, I had some cabbage dal leftover in the fridge. Now cabbage dal is a crockpot dish which my husband calls hotchpotch and usually does not dig into. So, this time too it was leftover and I decided to upcycle it.

Ingredients (serves 2) :

  1. Raw banana - 1 cup peeled and grated
  2. 1/2 cup gram flour/besan
  3. 1/2 cup leftover cabbage dal or plain dal
  4. 1 tsp red chilli powder
  5. 1tbsp curd
  6. chopped coriander leaves - I didn't have any on hand
  7. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  8. 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  9. salt to taste - watch it as your dal will be salted too
  10. Oil
How I made it :
  1. Add the curd to the raw banana to prevent it from browning
  2. Add all the other ingredients to the raw banana mix.
  3. If your dal is too thick, add water. Please refer the consistency shown in the picture on the side.
  4. Heat a tawa.
  5. Add a tsp of oil.
  6. Scoop a spoonful of batter and place on the tawa.
  7. Dip your hand in water and spread it around.
  8. Cook on low till you see the sides starting to turn dry.
  9. Flip it. And cook till it turns brown.
  10. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.