Boondi Basant


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Boondi basant is as exotic in taste as in looks. The boondis are simmered in a delicious coconut based tomato gravy which makes for a great accompaniment to rice or rotis. Top the boondi basant with roasted cashew to impart that extra taste and richness to this recipe.

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  1. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan. add 0nions and fry till nicely browned.
  2. Add the dessicated coconut and fry over slow flame till pink.
  3. Grind the onion and coconut together with ginger and garlic cloves to a fine paste.
  4. Heat the remaining ghee.
  5. Put the bay leaf, cinnamon sticks, cloves, pepper corns and elaichi and saute till a nice aroma emits.
  6. Add the tomatoes and saute till ghee oozes out.
  7. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt and sugar.
  8. Then add the ground paste. add about 1 cup of water and cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Lastly add the boondis. garnish with coriander and fried cashew nuts.
  10. Serve immediately

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This recipe was contributed by kondai_1972 on 07 Oct 2002

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