Sunday, January 17, 2010

Taikilo ambodo / dangar

Thaikilo and marvala paan are both wild greens. Tikilo resembles methi leaves which grows especially during rainy season and Marvala paan resembles alva paan which mysteriously grows on trees.
Both the greens can be prepped in similar way using the recipe below. I don't think these are available in the U.S which is sad, but I always get to these delicacies on my visit back home.
My mom makes this special dish, always sending a few people on a mission to get these two rarely found greens along with gud-gud alambo .

4 cups finely chopped taikilo or Marvala paan
1 cup rice
1/4 cup urad dal
12-16 red chillies

oil for deep frying
Rice flour for coating the ambodo/vada.

Soak rice for 2 hrs. Dry roast urad dal till light brown.
Grind rice, urad dal, red chillies and a coarse consistency with the minimum water required.Mix chopped greens.
Heat oil in a kadai. Make small flat balls from the greens mixture. Coat the ambodo/vada with rice flour and dep fry.

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