Thursday, May 20, 2010

Methi-Aloo Vermicilli Balls


I just love the flavour of methi leaves it add such a lovely aroma to the dish which I just adore wanted to do something new with it so came up with the idea of doing pakoda this time using my two favourite ingredients:)......Aloo and methi is such a good and great combo together I just love the texture of the pakoda outside being very crispy and inside a very nice smooth texture ...just loved it !!!!!!!...So do try this simple yet delicious pakoda:)

Ingredients

2 Potatoes peeled & grated

1/2 cup chopped methi leaves (Fenugreek leaves)

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp red chilli powder

2 tbsp gram flour

salt to taste

1/2 cup vermicilli (crushed)

oil for deep frying

Method
  • Spread the vermicilli on a plate and keep aside
  • In a bowl add all potato, methi leaves, cumin seeds, gram flour, red chilli powder, salt and mix well
  • Sprinkle water to make it sticky
  • Make small balls out of it and roll it in vermicilli

  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry it till golden brown and crisp, drain on a kitchen towel and serve hot with ketchup


Am also sending this and the following entries to the green gourmet event hosted by preeti of Write Food

Stir fry spinach & mushrooms
Leafy paneer fritters
Thai green curry with colourful veggies

122 comments:

  1. Wow! That's some innovative recipe. It sure does look like a delicious dish.. Beautiful clicks..

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  2. wow sushma delicious vermicelli balls.if i get a chance i will come and taste this delicious vermicelli balls..i used to prepare the methi allo curry but this is a very nice idea..i like the pics. so nice..good one really awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  3. looks divine...can i hv tht platter...super yummmmmmmmmmm

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  4. Sushma,

    Vermicilli Balls looks really nice, I wish i could have them.

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  5. Sushmai made aloo methi day before... this is a very new thing.... I will upload mine soon.... nd the red hot potatoes ver super!!!
    nice click :)

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  6. wow!!this looks really cute balls...kids will like it so much.

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  7. Totally new !
    Looks different too , will love to give it a try !

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  8. looks so yummy sushma.one doubt, will the semiya stay on the balls when we deep fry this?
    so tempting and cant wait to try this

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  9. yes jeyashri it will, make the dough sticky by sprinkling little water and gramflour....and thanks for all your wonderful comments as well

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  10. That looks really yummy & it persuades me to try them too..... I also have serious cravings by evenings.... I keep making some sounds, when I crave for such evening snacks.... This is awesome... But since it is an oil fry, I think..... SO what??? I surely can try once..... Very delightful!!!!!

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  11. ohhhhhhhhh i can just imagine biting into them so so yumy it looks

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  12. WOw,looks very nice and delicious,it should be perfect,special starter!

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  13. Thats a really yummy snack..You are such a creative cook, Sushma :)

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  14. Hey SUsh, howdya do?
    This sounds so deliciously exciting,very different!

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  15. Super crispy and delicious...Nice Idea...

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  16. Loved these Methi-Aloo Vermicilli Balls. Loved that first pic a lot. I feel like taking it off my comp monitor now!

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  17. Very tasty looking aloo-methi balls. Loved the idea of covering in vermicilli. Clicks are too good as usual.

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  18. Wat a tempting and beautiful vermicelli balls..feel like grabbing some rite now..awesome clicks..

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  19. Wow!!!
    Sounds interesting dear...
    looks crispy and delicious :-)

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  20. I also love all and methi. Infact I make aloo methi saag once in a month. Looks super crispy and nice click...

    Deepa

    Hamaree Rasoi

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  21. very tempting.. lovely presentation..

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  22. Thanks for all your wonderful comments, do try, its really as well as delicious

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  23. hey this look super easy and ur appetizer looks soo crispy and crunch..will surly this one..

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  24. Looks yummy,i would like to have some

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  25. Nice evening snack for kids looks yum.

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  26. These fritters look so delicious...feel like having one right away :)Yumm!!!!

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  27. Wow!!Vermicilli Balls looks delicious and yummy. Perfect appetizer to begin with. Love to have with hot sauce.

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  28. Such recipes always tempt me & I try them.., later put the blame on myself for not being able to stay fit. There is a kannada saying.., haavu sayabaradu kolu muribaradu.., that is my state always :)

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  29. Looks delicious :) and seems to be very easy also

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  30. easy n innovative..
    Sushma, i tried the tomato sliced chaat and we all loved it.

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  31. Oh thanks a lot uma for trying the chaat, and liking it as well..am so happy that you all loved it ...

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  32. That's really interesting, healthy and yummy balls, great pic too...

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  33. I'm doin good. I can understand u must have been busy with last min shoppin, packing etc.. Are you flying back tomo?

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  34. I've never had methi but these balls look like bites of heaven!

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  35. No plans Sushma. I don't work here :)

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  36. Sushma Do u use google talk? If yes, I'm online, and we can chat , thats more esy than this

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  37. These look totally yummy! Thanks for sending these to green gourmet!

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  38. WOW! Looks like Bird nests. So creative, bet it tastes divine too.

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  39. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments, thanks for hosting this lovely event preeti,

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  40. Looks delicious. Very interesting & creative. Love the recipe.

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  41. Gr8 recipe Sushma..lov the look of it,nice snack...

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  42. Vermicilli balls looks so cute..very innovative idea dear.
    Awesome recipe aloo with methi leaves will be very flavorful fitters..must try this

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  43. Cute n pleasing vermicilli balls sush.This is completely new.I don't get methi leaves here ,can i use the fenugreek as such ? They are really adorable.

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  44. Wonderful! Those balls are awesome!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  45. this is absolutely delicious! very attractive presentation too.

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  46. Mmm! It's crunchy yet munchy at the same time! I'll gulp up everything on the plate!

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  47. Sushma, love your recipes and the way you present. Very novel recipes combined with your imagination they shine always :)

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  48. Beautiful finger food. Would be great for parties too. I can even have that for lunch...a big plate :D

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  49. I love methi as well. Those are yummy finger foods.

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  50. Wow this is so innovative and looks delicious.Wonderful use of ingredients.

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  51. ya u can use kasuri methi or coriander leaves san, will be really good..and thanks for all your wonderful comments, really matters a lot

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  52. Wow sushma..i love this birds nest and adding methi is so different ... will surely try adding the methi to it.. looks delicious..

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  53. Wow, what a creativity. Never had them before, love the look and feel of it. Bookmarked it :)

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  54. We call these as Bird's nest..Never tried adding methi though..PIcs looks great Sushma..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  55. WOW...these looks wonderful and delicious..love to have some now...:)...liked the pics too...thanks for sharing this new recipe with us dear!

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  56. sush dear, u always come up with something new and exciting and these balls are no exception.

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  57. wow this looks delicious...yummy and so perfect...just to drool

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  58. WOW! you're so creative! Looks so delicious and beautiful clicks :)

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  59. Sushma, you going creative... wonderful!

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  60. I also make something similar. Fenugreek and potato is an excellent combination. Looks so good.

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  61. that looks a fabulous recipe..yummy!

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  62. They look tasty and crunchy... you are so creative.

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  63. so all of you do try this yummy appetizer, am sure you all will love it

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  64. That looks just like a birds nest, i have eaten this before but didnt know how to make this one, thanks for sharing it sush

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  65. This is new to me but it looks wonderful. I could eat several of them. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

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  66. Another cool idea! :) I too was wondering how the vermicelli stays on the balls. Just saw your response for that. Especially if the vermicelli is crushed somewhat small may be easier to stick. Anyway, love your zest for innovation! Cheers!

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  67. Love them..aren't they cute..I make them too, but without methi :-)

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  68. Yummy balls..i loved it

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  69. Thanks for all your wonderful comments, ya do try it ss,really nice one, do try it with methi namita,it gives such a nice flavour..

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  70. lovely creative recipe. love the crunch from the vermicellis. yum

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  71. The recipe looks so droolworthy...Delicious dear.

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  72. they look fantastic!! so creative! i am sure they taste yummy too.

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  73. Oh wow! These balls look scrumptious!!

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  74. thats an awesome recipe....loved the look a lot....nice combination and too good that you have got sucvh a brilliant idea....i loved the color of it...

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  75. Wow Sushma...these balls looks absolutely crispy and delicious...a nice healthy snack for kids...looks so good :)

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  76. Thanks for all your lovely comments

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  77. Sushma,,,vermicilli sticked balls looks perfect dear and looks like birds nest superb snack perfect deep fried snack for me in winter day evening...sure i will try this one cos nowadays often am making deep fried snacks for our evening time cos of cold weather feeling to have something hot..

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  78. Yesterday,,sorry dear i cldnt give ua comment immediately was some probs so i cldnt post my recipe too n cldnt comment to nobody..

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  79. Yesterday,,actually the power gone on n off dear after it came i didnt get time to sit to open the blog n post the recipes.

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  80. Sushma,,usual weekend shopping dear and our frenz invited us for Rand Air show here..So, we are going to see the Air show on sunday.

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  81. Sushma,,usual weekend shopping dear and our frenz invited us for Rand Air show here..So, we are going to see the Air show on sunday.

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  82. Yum, love the flavour of methi

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  83. Looks delicious,& so easy too

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  84. Oh yes you are right..they do look nice and crispy..and im sure it tasted so darn yum...

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  85. Thanks for all your wonderful comments

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  86. lovely presentation and delicious recipe.
    hugs and smiles

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  87. How have u been Sushma? Hope u have been busy with last minute shoppin and packing. Wishing u happy journey and a safe flight. Hope to chat later. Take care :)

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  88. I donno if u r following me, if yes, then u must get the update :)

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  89. Easy snacks that looks beautiful too.

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  90. Hey this is a nice recipe...will surely try this out..Methi is my fav

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  91. That looks awesome...yummy yumm

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  92. A delicious innovative dish... Nice presentation too. Love it

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  93. Sushma
    This is such an original recipe and I bet it tastes so delicious and crunchy and soft inside!

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  94. Here I make the count 100....amazing dish sushma!!!

    Methi is my favorite great combo with potato and vermicelli.

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  95. Hi, you are always trying different different items. nice to read your post.

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  96. Looks so delicious..whish i could grab some!!

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  97. Thanks for all your wonderful comments..

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  98. Very nice snack again dear. You are so good at tempting us all with your pictures and mouthwatering recipes. Awesome balls.

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  99. perfect snack to treat our guests. thanks for sharing sushma

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  100. u keep on innovating is it? too much re

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  101. New, interesting, unique and innovative recipe. Looks delicious, gorgeous and mouth watering. I will definitely prepare it in weekend.

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  102. wow... very good one.. love the idea of rolling in vermicelli...

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  103. Vermicelli balls is looking very cute and yummy!!!

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  104. hi sushma how are you , my studies are over , next month i have an exam, now searching for job,

    take care
    happy weekend

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  105. Thanks for all your lovely comments, and all the best knk, hope to find it soon

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  106. Needless to say, I have bookmarked this! Yummy!

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  107. wow..thats innovative recipe..looks v delicious n invitin

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  108. Hope u reached safely. U must be busy settling down ( i know it takes few days :) ). Take care. Will chat soon...

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  109. hi dear,

    There is an award waiting for u in my blog!!..please collect it!

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  110. Quite Different snack.. luks super delicious..perfect shape too

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  111. Hi Sushma Didi !!Hows you ?? Sorry i am back after a long time !!This post is awesome!!I love Methi a lot and this made me almost hungry !!Great post !!Will be back soon.

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  112. wow...Sush..really tempting dish..I make this too..but never added Methi leaves..yummy clicks!!

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  113. hi sushma life is getting too busy for me , i am sorry i cant reply immediately, evening time or before sleep i will definitely reply you,

    thanks for support

    sometimes we never know how our life changes, last year this time , i was not so busy watching movies enjoying, this year looks every one busy with their life, time gives us new opportunities and responsibilities we always fight for new thing

    ok thats it looks i said more
    good night

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  114. How creative! I'd never have put the vermicelli with the allo-methi balls ... but the combo looks like a lot of fun :)

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  115. Just happened to see ur blog.....spicy and mouthwatering recipes collection u have...makes me hungry all over again :)...u seem to be a very innovative cook !

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