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karasev- special thanks to ChitVish madam!

Munch this spicy karasev with a cup of masala chai.  

Besan/Chickpea flour- 2 1/2 cups
Rice flour- 1 cup
Salt to taste
Soak and grind- 8 red chillies, 1 tsp peppercorns and 7 garlic and strain the water
Cream 1 tsp of ghee and 2 pinches of baking soda.
Knead everything to a soft dough.
Press it through the murukku press in hot oil. Break them into pieces while it is still being fried. This results in uneven edges of karasev.
Special thanks to Mrs. Chitra(ChitVish). This is her recipe. So simple yet flavorful.

Tomato Rice/Thakkali Pongal

Tomato Rice/Thakkali Pongal
Ask any sourashtrian their favorite food. Thakkali Pongal, as it is called will top the poll.  It is such a simple flavorful meal accompanied by simple raita or kurma.  

Ingredients: Jeera Samba Rice- 2 cups Oil- 6 tbsp Ghee-1 tsp Tomato- 5 to 6 medium size Onion- 1 Mint and coriander- a handful Ginger garlic paste- 1 tbsp Green Chillies- 4 Red Chilly Powder- 1 tbsp or more to suit the taste Whole spices- 5 cloves ,1 cardamom pod, 1 tsp of fennel seeds, 1" cinnamon stick salt- to taste
Heat Oil and ghee in a pressure pan, add whole spices, then saute onion till translucent followed by ginger garlic green chilies, mint and then add finely chopped tomatoes( pulse it if you cannot chop very fine), salt and chilli powder. Saute till the oil separates. Check the taste. Add water 1:2. Make sure you account the onion tomato gravy in this measurement. Let it come to a rolling boil. Add rice to it. ( I soak the rice for 15 mts and drain).  Let it come to a boil. Close the pr…