Patoli a healthy and popular evening snack of Andhra Pradesh. The food item is a healthy combination of lentils (daals) and veggies and it tastes good and also is liked by the Telugu people. Unlike the deep fried evening snacks like pakoras, bajjis etc, this item is oil-free and makes a healthy evening snack for the family. It even provides the required nutrients to the body. Though it is easy to prepare the dish yet it is a bit time consuming one. However once you prepare it well, you will really relish this snack.
How to prepare patoli
- Take one measure each of black gram (urad daal / gundu minappapu) Bengal gram (chana daal / senagapappu) and green gram (moong daa / pesarapappul) and soak it for nearly 8 hours.
- Add little cumin seeds (jeer), 1 or 2 green chillies. little ginger and salt and grind it to a thick batter.
- Heat enough oil in a thick bottomed pan, saute mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
- When it splutters, add curry leaves and diced onion to it and stir it for a while. If you can add slit green chillies as well, if you want.
- Add the batter in pan, stir well and cover it with a lid.
- Allow it to cook for sometime over low flame.Note that it takes a bit longer time for the batter to get cooked.
- Once in a while, if you want you can stir the content in the pan.
- Keep it over stove, till the batter changes into soft crumbles.
- When patoli is done, take it in a serving bowl and serve hot either with tomato ketchup or any other chutney as per your taste.
- You can also prepare paatoli with leftover Pesarattu batter.