Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Visit to Mannubhai Sweet and Snack Shop @Bhavnagar,Gujarat

Last week(2nd week of august 2010) I got a chance to sneak in the behind the scenes at Mannubhai Sweet and Snacks shop. This is one of the most famous shops in Bhavnagar,Gujarat,India and goes by the name. Below are some of the pictures that I took of various activities being performed there.

1. Old shop with staff members working on to prepare fresh 'fafda'

2. The owner, Mr Mannubhai(in black glasses)
3. Sweet boondi (fried droplets of besan flour, dipped in sugar syrup)
4. Aloo Sev(grated potato fried in Oil)
5. The frying process...
6. Besan Sev
7. More Sev
8. 'Fafda' in the making
9. More fafda
10 More fafda
11 More fafda
12. More fafda
13. Mixing Besan flour
14. Phoolwadi
15. Gathiyaan
17. Laddoo.......

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mirchi Pakode

I call this part-2 i.e. continuation of my last article on similar savoury here

Below is my experiences with making similar dish , but using long peppers as the subject

The Ingredients

1. Boiled potatoes
2. Long/Big peppers
3. Besan/Chick pea flour/Zirniu MIltai(in LTL)
3. Oil and spices such as salt,turmeric and chillies

The steps
1. Prepare the stuffing by mashing the potatoes with some salt,turmeric and chillies.
You may add some mango powder(amchur) to increase the sourness of the stuffing.

2. Fill/stuff the peppers with some mashed potatoes

3. Mix Chickpea flour,water,soda and other spices to make a thick paste.

3. Heat oil in a container where we can fry the savory.We are going to deep fry the savory.
4. Just when the oil is hot enough,(try frying a small drop of the paste )if the oil is more hot then lower the heat.

5. Dip the stuffed Chillies/pepper in the paste and ensure that it is nicely covered with the paste.

6. Lower is slowly in the hot oil and fry it to get the dark orange color.

7. Take it out and serve hot with Chutney/Ketchup