As I wanted to try out the Shrivalli's ICC Challenge I requested my husband to buy some suran gaddi in Kannada, suran in Marathi and elephant's foot in English. I did not mention the quantity so he brought a big huge one.
I did not make the daal but now was stuck with this foot. So I made something like pav bhajji --rejected. I vaguely remember Amma making it so well that it tasted like mutton but I cannot find the recipe. If
someone can I would be grateful.
Now the major part of the thing I boiled with a little Kokum and salt and racking my brains as to what I should do with it.
I remembered reading in the newspaper about elephant’s foot, where the author had made some cutlets. This was ages ago and ingredient?? Ha-ha big joke.
Then I decided to wing it through as at the most I will have to throw it out.
1/2 kg boiled suran
4-5 flakes garlic
a handful of coriander
chilli powder (adjust as per taste)
bread crumbs or bread soaked in water and squeezed dry
2 tblspn besan or cornflour(optional)
3 tblspn rice flour( optional)
oil for frying
1. The first thing to do is when the suran is hot to mash the stuff as much as you can. As I did not do this I had to use water to grind it down and hence I needed more bread since I did not have it I used cornflour and rice flour.
2. Grind in the mixer the suran with garlic, coriander, salt and red chilli powder.
3. Remove and add the bread crumbs, if yo are using rice flour and besan add the same and mix well to form a soft dough.
4. I made them into longish small balls and shallow fried them. You can deep fry the also.
5. Serve hot with sauce and green chutney.
Younger kid-- Mamma tastes like non veg food.
Older kid -- Mamma what have you made these look like croquettes that Stacy buys.
Hubby dear-- I want some more.
Friends in office -- Hey what have you brought? You brought them? Idiot don't you know what not to buy?
Me-- No I made them at home.
Friend-- What will this Bhattin (Brahmin woman) make? Give them here let us taste them.
All in all must try again.
Sending this to Torview's Food Pallet series Brown