Friday, January 28, 2011

Cilantro Fritters With Mint Dip

Last Saturday my Dida ( Granny) visited us and shared a time tested recipe from her kitchen which my Dadu (Grandpa) love the most. My Dadu left us for almost 18 years ago but whenever we ask for some recipes my Dida bring out from her magic box something which my Dadu loved. I am moved to see a magic chemistry that keep them in a deep loving relationship even when one left for an eternal journey.
In today’s world when we are busy accumulating material things for quick satisfaction, when love itself is commercialized do you think that we can save real love and if so share your thoughts. While you are giving this topic your serious thoughts fry some cilantro fritters and dip them in mint dip and I am sure you will have some clear and fresh thoughts. Take a look on the recipe-

Fresh cilantro   1 bowl chopped
All purpose flour  1/2  cup
Rice flour               1/2 cup
Salt  and pepper  to taste
Water     1/3 cup
Sunflower/ vegetable oil  - to deep fry
Mint  Dip
Greek yoghurt / or hung yoghurt – 1/2  cup
Fresh mint leaves    hand full chopped
Sugar  1/2  tea spoon (optional)
Salt   to taste
In a big bowl take all purpose flour, rice flour, salt, pepper, chopped cilantro mix well. Now add water little by little so that it makes a thick and tight mixture. Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot enough scoop out large spoonful of the cilantro mixture and place gently in the pan. Let it cook till each cilantro fritters is brown both side. Carefully remove fritters and place on a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess oil. Now in a bowl mix all ingredients for mint dip and then serve the cilantro fritters hot with mint dip. Relish this crunchy flavorful fritters with fresh mint dip and think that how we can save true love and this world with true love!

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Anonymous said...

lovely combination of flavours... looks yummy.

Katerina said...

Finding your soul mate perhaps is one of the most difficult things especially today. I was lucky enough to find him. When you do then this love stays for as long as at least one of the two people is alive. These are beautiful fritters and the dip very refreshing!

Padhu said...

I feel like having some now .your pics are tempting me

Anonymous said...

Such bright flavors with cilantro, and very refreshing with mint dip too!

My Little Space said...

Sutapa, how are you dear? You're such a lucky lady. You've very loving grandparents and still sharing wonderful food with you. This recipe sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Dida & Dadu! :o) Hope you're all having a great time.
Cheers, Kristy

Angie's Recipes said...

Those cilantro fritters look so tempting, esp. with mint dip.

Heavenly Housewife said...

I agree with you, nothing is more beautiful than real love, not the most expensive jewels. I hope when Mr P and I are old that we will still love each other's company and hold hands.
I would absolutely love these, the only problem is I am afraid to deep fry. Maybe you can come over and make these for me :).
Have a wonderful weekend daaaahling!
*kisses* HH

Chow and Chatter said...

wow this looks so good, hope your keeping well sorry haven't made it here in a while

Gulmohar said...

So sull of flavors..thanks for shraing your granny's recipe..

PreeOccupied said...

Bah ki shundor dhone patar pakori. I love the dip already. Refreshing to have mint.

Mary said...

These really look perfect for a light meal or side dish. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

aipi said...

That is amazing. I would like a one...or two...right now!:)

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Reeni said...

That's so sweet! I think when we truly love someone it is forever whether together or not. The fritters look insanely delicious!!

Anonymous said...

I really smiled while reading your post.Such a cute way of your granny opening her little box for recipes:) These tikki plate is killer..two of my fav ingredients-cilantro and mint together..yum

Shilpi Bose said...

Loved the story about your Dadu and Dida, very heart-warming. This is quite an interesting recipe.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sutapa
How are you? Darun is very different from the one I make. The mint sauce will go very well with the coriander flavour, I can virtually get that .
Will try soon.
Bhalo theko

FOODESSA said...

Both my grandparents had their individual ways in the kitchen. I now lovingly incorporate their teachings into my joy of cooking.

Sutapa...these patties sound scrumptious.
Will have to try them out with some Italian parsley ;o)

Flavourful wishes,

P.S. For some reason you and three other feeds were not coming into my reader. Sorry for my non-visits lately ;o)