Friday, January 16, 2009

Matar (green peas) Batwa

'Matar Batwa' is a variety of tasty Marathi recipe Matar Karanji. Actually I make matar karanji in my Kitchen regularly but I thought I will give new look to this by changing shape of it keeping the ingredient same. Once I read about 'kheema potli' in one of the Sanjeev kapoor's books. So I gave potli shape to this. In Marathi we called potli as 'Batwa' , hence the name of this dish is ' Matar Batwa'.


For Cover
Maida (all purpose flour) - 1 cup
Rava (Semolina) - 2 Table spoon
Mohan (hot oil) - 3 Table spoon
Ajwain - 1/2 Tea spoon
Salt to taste.

For Stuffing
Green peas - 2cup
Boiled and mashed potato- 1 medium
Green chilly garlic and ginger paste - 2 tea spoon
Lemon juice - 1 table spoon
Chopped coriander leaves - 2 table spoon
Cumin powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Salt to taste
Oil - 3 table spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Oil for deep frying
Spring onion - 1-2

For cover
Mix all the ingredient of cover and make a tight dough using water. Cover it and keep aside for 15 minutes.

For Stuffing

First coarsely crush the fresh (or frozen) green peas in mixer. Heat 3 table spoon oil in kadai. Add chilly, ginger and garlic paste and saute it, then add turmeric powder. Add crushed green peas and fry it for 1-2 minutes, ten add boiled and mashed potatoes,salt,cumin powder and mix it. Cover the kadai with lid and cook it for 2 minutes. Then add lemon juice and coriander leaves. Cool the mixture.

Now we will make Batwa,
Roll the dough balls into small puris (three inch diameter). Place 1 table spoon aloo, matar mixture in the center. Apply a little water on the areas a little away from the edges and shape like a potli as shown in picture. Seal by pressing them. Tie a knot to this potli with spring onion like a thread. Heat sufficient oil in kadai. Deep fry in medium hot oil till golden brown. Serve with any chutney you like.

would like to send this recipe to EFM-Savouries

and for "Sunday Snacks - Hot n Spicy"


Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow something new to me. Looks yummy..

Meera said...

Hey, that looks so delicious. I loved the name as well. My mom makes cabbage-green peas karanjya and MIl makes ghugra. Your batwa reminded me of it. Really creative!!

Khaugiri said...

Thanks a lot Kitchen flavours & Merra.

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