Panoli,a traditional Gujarati snacks,a very low cal and healthy one ,usually made with split yellow gram,served with green chutney and plain yogurt.It"s name is PANOLI,as it is steamed over water (PANI in hindi).A dieters delight.......:)
In a grinder add all lentils,chillies and cumin seeds and make a thick smooth paste,if required add spinach water ,little by little,take care that batter must be like a paste and not in a pouring consistency.Now add pinch of asafoetida,salt and mix well,keep aside.
In a pan,heat oil and add ingredients,for topping;in a given order and swat in between.,cool and keep aside.
Preheat the steamer.On a plate ,which fits your steamer,apply little bit of oil,and spread the 1/4 inch,thick layer of batter paste on it,evenly,and with light hands flip this plate on the top of steamer and on medium flame cook it for 12-15 min.
When done remove with knife,place it on plate,apply green chutney,ketchup on it,spread the TOPPING mixture on it,garnish with grated paneer,cut and serve.....hot...
NOTE:Do not keep the BATTER paste for long or it will become watery due to salt and become difficult to handle.If you find so,can add a spoon or two of gram flour to it,and mix well,and use it.
NOTE: you can make it with any one or combo of lentil mixture.
NOTE: Instead of spinach juice,you can add any other vegetable juice or plain water for making batter paste.
NOTE:You can do variations in topping too and in place of paneer you can use tofu or cheese for garnish.
NOTE: You can enjoy it,without topping too,as it is with any chutney or sauce,along with any hot beverages.
i learnt it from ma mom,who makes best panoli ever..love u mom..:):) i made it with little bit changes,given topping to it,like pizza...which adds more flavor,color,nutrients n appeal to this simple dish..:):)