Monday, 26 August 2013

Puli varal

Puli varal is a tea time snack famous in talassery area. My grandmother used to cooke this and I love to eat. With her hand its taste was amazing I can’t explain that.  Mainly its taste comes from jaggery and mysore banana (slight sweet and sour taste). This snack we can put in an extinct dish category because I don't know how many knows about this. Now very rarely all preparing this. Puli is malayalam meaning of tamarind and varal may be localized word of 'frying'so I think from its shape Puli varal name came.
I know this time my preparation (shape of the pulivaral) and photo is not justice my grand mother's preparation so I will try to make good one next time.


All purpose flour                                      :  1 ½ cup
Rice flour                                                :  1 tbsp
Mysore banana / mini banana                    :  4
Mashed jaggery                                        :  4 tbsp
Cardamom powder                                    : ½ tsp
Pinch of cooking soda (optional)
Pinch of Salt
Oil for fry

  1. In a pan heat 1 cup of water add mashed jaggery  and stir well until it melt
  2. Mix all purpose flour, rice flour, banana, melted jaggery, cardamom powder , salt  and make thick batter
  3. Batter should be in dropping consistency (but thicker than banana fritter batter ). if melted jaggery is not enough to make batter add little water and mix well
  4. Heat oil in medium high flame
  5. Take hand full of batter and pour in hot oil in the shape of tamarind
  6. Deep fry until it turns dark in colour and serve hot

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