Food

Thagathe Soppina Vade/Cassia Tora Fritters:

Thagathe soppu is nothing but Cassia Tora or Senna Tora in English. It mainly grows as a weed in open grounds or road side in Rainy season. It is a very useful plant and mostly ignored by all. Leaves of this plant are not only used as a medicine; its seeds are also used widely in Ayurveda.

In our coastal belt, we do prepare lots of delicacies from its young leaves and this vade is one among them.

Ingredients:

Dosa rice – ¾ cup
Chana dal – ¼ cup
Urad dal – 1 tbl sp
Roasted red chillies – 8 -1 0
Hing – ½ tsp to 1 tsp
Coconut – 1 tbl sp
Salt
Tamarind – 1 tsp
Chopped Thagathe leaves – 1 to 2 cups (according to the requirement)
Method:

– Wash and Soak rice and dal for 3 hours.

– At first grind coconut, hing, salt, red chillies in to paste.

– To this, add soaked rice and dal mix, grind this into a small rawa consistency by adding very little water.

– Remove from the mixer grinder, add chopped leaves and mix thoroughly.

-Heat oil in a small kadai. When it is hot, take bite size of batter and pat a little in your palm and deep fry.
-Serve this as a side dish with Dal – Rice or Rasam and rice.

Note: If you don’t have access to Cassia Tora leaves, instead you can use chopped methi or fenugreek leaves as well.

 

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Shri Kripa

Shri Kripa

Born and brought up in Puttur, settled in Bangalore. She is a foodie and love various kinds of cuisines. Always loves to experiment in the kitchen. But still she says, she prefers south Indian food and even a simple meal like Rice-Rasam-Pappad can make her day.

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