Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Girmit

Opposite my house in Blore, there is a small eatery known for Uttar Karnataka speciality foods..He started out with one small room & would get food prepared by his mom & sell it there.. Nothing fancy but simple home food like jolada roti, chapati & with that you would have any two varieties of gravies like sprouts curry , ennaie badnekayi ( brinjal).. In the evenings, we would get a snack called Girmit..on the lines of bhel but not exactly..We would love this..everytime anyone came home, they wanted to buy a packet of Girmit..that s different he would give very less for 10 bucks ;)






So, today for day 5 of BM#14, i choose this..How did i learn this?? Well, i learnt this from my MIL.. We ran out of tiffin options & she said she will make Susheela.. I was like Susheela??! I had never heard of such a name, at least for a snack item...She told me when she was in Bidar, this was a common item and prepared it in a jiffy.. When i had it, it tasted just like Girmit and the next thing i did was to announce to my whole family the recipe :D..My sisters kids loved it & is a staple in their place and that's how it found its place in this edition of BM :)


Ingredients
1. Onions - 1/2 cup
2. Tomato - 1/2 a tomato
3. Green Chilli - 1
4. Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
5. Puffed Rice - 2 1/2 cup
6. Roasted Channa gram/Pottukadalai - fistful
7. Roasted Salted Peanuts - fistful (optional)
8. Salt - to taste
9. Oil - 1 tsp


PreparationTime!!
1. Take roasted channa gram, peanuts in blender & grind it to a semi coarse powder. Keep aside


2. In a pan, add oil. Once warm, add finely chopped onions, green chillies & turmeric. Saute till light brown, add finely chopped tomato and sauté for 2-3 minutes


3. Now, place a bowl of water nearby. Reduce the flame.Add a fistful of puffed rice to the water.Just lightly push it in water & immediately remove it & put it directly to the pan. Repeat the same for the rest of the puffed rice.. Idea is to just soak it enough..so it does not become very moist but is neither crisp!


4. Mix the puffed rice well with onion tomato mixture & add 3 tsp heaped mixture of the roasted gram-peanut mixture and mix well..


It doesn't have to be hot..You could keep aside for a while & yet it tastes good!


Pointers
* Original dish they don't add peanuts, my sis started adding them bcoz her kids love peanuts.. so i thought i would do the same..




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56 comments:

  1. Oh! I didn't know 'sushila' was popular; I thought my relatives in Hyd came up with the name on their own, hehe :D
    And it's really funny whoever named this dish as 'sushila' :P

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    1. Ha ha.. seriously! I was so amused that they named it as Sushila :D. Good to know, it is a known dish !!

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  2. As soon as I saw this post in my dashboard, I was very curious to read about this post. Well, I wasn't disappointed. It looks too good.

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    1. Thanks Umm.. Glad u are not disappointed..:) Thats worth the effort then!

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  3. Very nice Rasi. Looks very delicious and easy to make. Should definitely try it.

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  4. what a healthy and delicious looking snack!

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  5. A very healthy snack that the kids would love.

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  6. A very healthy snack.. GOnna try soon

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    1. Yup a very healthy one people & tastes great too.. Thanks Jayanthi, Mireille, radhika & vimitha :)

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  7. This sounds great!! I loved the recipe. Your blog is full of yummy delicacies...drooling!http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

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    1. Thats the sweetest thing to say..awww thank u :)

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  8. hello Rasi...

    this is superb dish....i love this ....i have had a variation of this with poha & potato...that is a Gujarati recipe...

    cheers

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  9. wow....rasi very nice and lovely recipe dear....

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  10. wow....very healthy and look yum..

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  11. A totally new snack...soaking the puffed rice and lifting them immediately sounds tricky :-) I am trying to imagine the taste of this....gotta try it...:-)

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  12. Very much like Jhaal Muri from Bengal and I am still smiling at the name Susheela... May be she was the women who invented this dish.. Girmit is also an unusual name.. Never heard of it before.. Girmit sounds so much like the world Girgit!:-)! And it just makes me think that the dish must be very flavorful.. Flavours changing in your mouth as you munch it!

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    1. True.. quite close to jhaal muri.. that has more of a crunch..this is quite soft!

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  13. Wow, this is very new and yummy, I am having a bagful of puffed rice, btw, Susheela, that's a funny name for a dish..

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  14. Girmit and Susheela! Both the names are really funny, Rasya...But the dish sounds really nice...and looks very tempting

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  15. Hey we call this susla. Have never made it for my kids. Thanks.

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  16. lovely post and easy,healthy and delicious snack..loved the name :)
    Anjana

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  17. My mom makes this snack when i was kid. she call it chatpat. this is such a quick recipe

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  18. yum yum...looks healthy!...please collect the awards from my space :)

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  19. Interesting recipe,quick,healthy and yummy snack..thanks for sharing.
    You have a lovely blog..happy to follow you..

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  20. wow.looks really just mouth watering.perfectly done.......great job....
    MAHA

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  21. This looks so interesting dear...and tempting too..the name Susheela is so unique, never heard of it :D Regarding the brand of the pan, I think its Premier..!!

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    1. thanks so much sobha :).. was planning to buy one :)

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    1. u should julie & let me know how u like it!

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  23. very quick and interesting snack dear...i ahve packet full of wheat puffs will try it now,feeling so tired n want to munch some spicy n healthy...will try it n let u know!
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  24. very delious and very interesting snacks..............new to me.........

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  25. Never heard of this dish, so more excited to try it:)

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  26. Very good presentation too:))

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  27. I prepare almost the same way. We love it!

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  28. Love the recipe, nice presentation too! We used to often buy jolada rotti from the stores in NR colony, Bangalore!

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    1. where in Nr colony.i was speaking about this guy in basvangudi.. not very far off :)

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  29. Hi. Very unusual name and such a simple preparation to try out. Thanks for linking it to 'Only'

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  30. This is called Uggani in Andhra and is a famous street food from my inlaws place..they serve green chili bajji and the combo is quite additive..:)..nice to know it's addressed by another name..I can say with assurance that kids will love this as my kids love it so much, only dish that all of them eat..:)

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    1. I think what you referring to is called mandekayi.. that they serve with chilli bajji.. a little variation is there.. not sure of what though :).. That must be such a relief..one dish & all 3 happily munching :D

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  31. OMG ! What an interesting name. I have to try it out. So simple and yet delicious looking. Thanks for sharing. First time here. Happy to follow you.

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  32. Interesting snack. Sounds yummy.

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  33. A beautiful post on girmit. we call it murmura bhel or murmura poha.

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  34. Girmit...my snack after a hard days session during college..such fond memories. love this post,bookmarked it and I am gonna make some myself.thanks for this post!

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    1. Same here.. bring back a lot memories.. Hope u love this & have a great day!

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  35. It's not called "Susheela" it's Susla also called a tosid Churmari (Tosid in North karnataka Kannada means soaked).You can use Hunshi Huli (Soaked tamrid water) to give a bit of tangy taste.

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    1. oh okie.. thanks for this info :).. appreciate it! didnt have an idea about it

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  36. Yes, its not susheela, its susla.. Susla, literally means 'grated', like as grated coconut called kobri susla..

    Guru

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  37. Hi. Thanks for the yummy fatafat recipe. Tried it today. Came out really well:-)

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  38. Gotta try this now!! by the way, where's this north karnataka eatery?

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  39. Susla is correct. We make it all the time.

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  40. Absolutely love your recipes the thing I find also is not just your great foods here only the way you give instruction to your recipes are so easy to follow I think this is the best food blog I've come across for a long while ThankYou for sharing all you do Beez in Aus :))) ✨

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