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Tapeli nu Shack
from: Hema Khatiwala - Surat, Gujarat, India

It's a surti Gujarati dish.

Serves: 8 persons.
Cooking time: 1 hour.

  • 500 gms chana dal
  • 50 gms paste of ginger - chilie - garlic
  • haldi, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • red chilie powder, to taste
  • garam masala, to taste
  • 500 gms edible oil
  • 250 gms onion
  • 150 gms potatoes
  • 20 gms mint
Soak chana dal for 3 hours.
Drain and grind with thick consistency.
Add one chopped onion, some paste of onion chilie garlic salt and powdered garam masala to taste.
Make the balls of chana dal (lemon size) and deep fry golden brown.
Chop remaining onions and potatoes and cook them with paste of ginger chilie garlic and salt to taste.
Add sufficient quantity of water so that the chana dal balls can float into it.
Cook it for ten minutes and serve with after garnishing it with mint leaves (Phudina patta).

Tastes better with a dash of lemon juice.
Cook rice or parathas to serve with the above Tapeli nu shak