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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Genasina Podi / Sweet Potato Fritters

1 medium sized Sweet Potato / Sihi Genasu
3/4 cup Bengal Gram flour / Besan flour / Kadle hudi
3/4 cup Rice flour / Akki hudi or Rice Batter / Akki Hittu
1.5 tsp Chilly powder
Pinch of Cooking Soda
Big pinch of Asafoetida powder / Hingu
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds / Jeerige
15 - 20 Carom seeds / Ajwain seeds / Oma

Peel the skin of sweet potato and cut it into medium thin round pieces as shown in the picture below. Put little amount of water, salt in a vessel and mix well. Soak the chopped sweet potato in this water for about 5 mins. Remove the sweet potatoes pieces from water and keep it aside.

Put rice flour/batter, bengal gram flour, asafoetida, cumin seeds, carom seeds, cooking soda, salt, chilly powder in a vessel. Mix them well by adding sufficient amount of water. (Don't make the batter too thin.)

Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat. Take each piece of sweet potato, dip it in batter and deep fry it in oil.

Serve hot along with tomato ketchup or as it is along with tea or coffee.