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Muthiri Kothu - a South Indian delicacy

posted 16 Nov 2012, 07:10 by R A   [ updated 16 Nov 2012, 07:10 ]
Whenever I read Ramani Chandran's novels, I have come across one particular dish named Munthiri Kothu. I had an impression that it is made of cashewnuts. But later I found out that the entire preparation is totally different and it is very tasty too. Here is the method to do it.

Moong Dal - 1 Cup
Jaggery - 1 Cup
Maida - 3 Tspn
Rice Flour - 1 Tspn
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 Tspn
Cardomom Powder - 1 Pinch (or powder made of 4 to 6 cardomoms)
Oil - To Fry

Fry moong dal till it becomes red in colour. Pressure cook it. Make jaggery syrup and when it comes to a ball like consistency, then add the cooked and mashed moong dal to it. Make them into a reasonable sized balls.

Mix maida and rice flour along with turmeric and cardomom powder in water and let the batter be in the consistency of dosa batter. Dip the moong dal balls in this batter and fry them in oil.

Tasty Munthiri Kothu is ready.