Girmit (Guest Post - 11 by Pranjali)
Pranjali from Taste Bud Delight is our 11th guest contributor in "Be My Guest With A Guest Pos...
She is here to share with us Girmit which is the famous and most awesome snack that can be tasted in Hubli – Dharwad (Karnataka). In Hubli- Dharwad, this is the mandatory evening snack. This is easy to prepare and hardly takes 15 minutes to prepare. It’s a variation of ‘Bhel’ but tastes real good. The main ingredients of ‘Girmit’ are puffed rice (churmuri), lemon, water, onion, tomato, chilly powder and salt. Looking at the ingredients one feels what special about it ? You are right. Its not the ingredients but the way its made gives it a unique taste. Let's check out.
Puffed rice – 2 cups
Onions – 1 (medium,chopped)
Tomatoes – 1 (big,chopped)
Red chilly powder – 1 teaspoon(adjust per your taste)
Turmeric powder – One-fourth teaspoon
Roasted Bengal gram – One-fourth cup
Fried skinless groundnuts – One-fourth cup
Cilantro - One-fourth cup
Fine besan sev – One-fourth cup
Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
Sugar – Half teaspoon ( optional)
Cumin seeds – One-fourth teaspoon
Salt - As per taste
Water – little(to sprinkle)
Oil – 1 tablespoon
Combine roasted Bengal gram and fried groundnuts into blender and grind it to the coarse powder.
Place a pan on medium flame and add oil into it.
When oil heats up, add cumin seeds and fry for 10 seconds.
Add chopped onion and fry till onion becomes soft and transparent.
Then add chopped tomato and cook till the tomato pieces are soft.
Now add red chilly powder and turmeric powder. Mix well and cook for 1 minute. Turn off the flame.
Add puffed rice, blended coarse powder, lemon juice, salt and sugar to the onion – tomato mixture. Sprinkle little water and mix everything well.
If the prepared onion- tomato mixture is moist, no need of adding water. Water is added to make the mixing process little easy, otherwise it is totally optional.
Finally add fine sev and chopped cilantro.
Girmit is ready to be served.
Serve girmit with hot cup of tea.