Monday, August 18, 2008

Chole Mur Mure Sev Chat and Gud Appam

I have been unable to blog the past few days, and missed wishing my dear blogger friends a very Happy Independence Day as well as Happy Raksha Bandhan. Hope everyone had lots of fun and food, and celebrated the occasions at home with friends and family.

I have never celebrated Rakhi, and I am glad to have learnt so much about the festival and how it is celebrated through the first FF event: Rakhi – Thread of Love. I prepared Chole Mur Mure Sev Chat (as I would like to call it) when my brother visited on Thursday, and this is how it looked up-close:

To prepare the Chole Mur Mure Sev Chat in the picture, you will need:

White chickpeas/ garbanzo bean - cooked soft - 2 cups
Mur Mure / puffed rice - 1 cup
Sev- 1 cup
Onions - chopped - 1 cup
Tomatoes - chopped - 1 cup
Coriander leaves - chopped - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Red Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Tomato Chilly Sauce - 1tbsp (optional)
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt -to taste

Method:


  • Heat oil in a pan, add 1/4 cup of chopped onions, saute until light brown, add the boiled chickpeas and the powders along with salt to taste and mix well
  • Add water, and keep on low heat until gravy becomes very thick
  • Take a serving plate and serve the chickpeas masala on it and spread to form a base
  • Add the Mur Mure and Sev on top (preferably with hand)
  • Top it with chopped onions, tomatoes, and coriander leaves
  • Lastly, sprinkle pepper (and salt, if you wish) on the entire dish
Notes:

  • If you have Chat Masala, you can use that in the dish. I did not have it at home, and normally do not use it.
  • If you have leftover chole, or white chana masala nothing like it.
  • Squeeze a wedge of lemon on top, or mix lemon juice with chopped onions and tomatoes before adding. It tastes even better, but I did not add it as we were having it for tea (with milk).

Another click, top view:

Serve with hot Elaichi/ Cardamom Tea

You may also be interested in: Bread Aloo Sev Chat

Now, let me get to the sweet dish. This is traditionally called Kalathappam, but my version is a variation, and I'd rather not call it by that name, for fear of ridicule from the 'purists,' and more importantly, it has never turned out as good or tasted as good as my mother's! I will call this Gud Appam, for more reasons that I will explain later. First, a look at the dish:

You will need:

Rice - washed and soaked for atleast 4 hours - 1 cup
Cooked Rice - 1/4 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup (adjust for sweetness)
Coconut - grated- 1/4 cup (optional, a variation)
Ghee - 2 tsp
Cardamom pods - pounded - 3
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Salt - a pinch

Method:

  • Grind the soaked rice, cooked rice, grated coconut into a batter of dosa batter consistency
  • Melt the jaggery in as little water as possible, bring to boil, and strain into the rice batter while it is still hot
  • Add the baking soda to the batter and mix well, and leave for 15-20 minutes
  • Heat a pressure cooker on low flame, and grease the bottom and sides with ghee
  • While the pan is hot, pour the batter and cover the lid without the whistle
  • Leave to cook on low flame for 10-15 minutes, and check if batter has risen and cooked evenly (insert knife, it should come clean)
  • Let it cool, and with a greased flat ladle take the appam and lay on a clean dry muslin cloth/cake paper?/ aluminium foil


Notes:

  • You can try adding roasted nuts or roasted coconut pieces in the batter. The badam/almond you see on top is one that I added for the picture.
  • Normally, caramelized onions are used in the recipe
  • The batter is similar to Appam batter (without yeast and fermentation process), and jaggery is also added, which is why I like to call this Gud Appam

The picture below is a version I had made earlier, with the caramelized onions, which did not turn out as good, and was not cooked evenly:-(

Serve with hot tea

Both these dishes, without further ado, go to the first Festive Food Event: Rakhi- Thread of Love.

62 comments:

notyet100 said...

chole murmure reminds me of churmure which we get in our home town,,,its street food,.made of puffed rice,..both the entries look great for the evnt,..;-)hppy bloggin...ceeya...

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

I loved the sev chaat .. the pic looks soo delicious .. I have neved had it with chole before .. got to give it a try

Lore said...

I remember a saying that would fit your Chole Mur Mure Sev Chat well: as colourful a dish as healthy it is for you. Yum!

srikars kitchen said...

I loved all chat items... "Chole Mur Mure Sev Chat and Gud Appam"
looks Yummy & Fantastic... Nice colours..& Gr8 clicks...

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sowmya said...

mmmm..looks delicious..am going to try it now!!

Sireesha said...

Chat items aremy all time favorite Chole Mur Mure Sev Chat looks yumm yumm and Gud Appam looks delicious..

Priti said...

How are you and howz everyone? I really hope you say FINE!...was not expecting post from you so soon...chat is looking gud and healthy and so do the appam..its more reminds of me mitha dosa type..the colour is same ;)..and you better do some caring part for U than blogging ;)...(I know which is very difficult to do)

Usha said...

Chole murmure looks delicious.Loved the gud appam too,what a nice healthy twist to the regular appam by steaming it in a pressure cooker,would love to try this soon :)

Madhavi said...

Oh mouthwatering chat, very tempting pic too. Gud appam is also look delicious!!!

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Adam said...

Wow, what a colorful dish. I especially like the puffed rice, it makes it look very fun and festive :)

Ah, and a coconut dessert. I knew one of those were coming soon. Looks delicious :)

Glad you like the fitness post, I'll try and come up with some 'lazy' tips for you...

Uma said...

mouth-watering recipes. Yummy!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks mouth watering. I like chaats a lot. This looks easy and tasty. Gud Appam is something new. I have to try this out.

Jaya said...

Sev-chole chaat looks so mouth-watering ........
and Gud-appams is very deliciuos .
hugs and smiles
jaya

Nidhi said...

Chaat in any form is exciting... and U have got a new version altogether by mixing Chanas with Murmure!

Ranjani said...

The chaat looks great, really craving some now!

Purva Desai said...

Hey Gud appam is new for me....but looks really tempting,,,,
Chole mur mure what a lovely combo chat
Gr8 entry for the event

Suma Rajesh said...

luved both chat and dessert..looks delicious and tempting..

LG said...

Churmuri is my fav chaat but adding peas is new..will try it and appam looks yummilicious..

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Anisheetu said...

This chole mur mure takes me back to chana jor garam... really mouth watering...

Sia said...

i never had chole murmure sev chat. looks very mych like sev puri. well, u have made me crave for them right now:)

Laavanya said...

Your chole chaat looks sooo good! I could have a bowl of that now. The Gud appam is such a new recipe - looks yummy. Am sure my husband will love it since he loves jaggery-based sweets.

Sukanya said...

Chole Mur Mure is a treat to the eyes and Gud Appam looks so mouthwateringly tempting.The pictures are good.

david santos said...

Good food!!!
Have a nice Day.

Valarmathi said...

chat is my all time favorite. Pic looks delicious and colorful

Dee said...

Hi Shreya, I love how much I learn everytime I visit. And guess what? I have all the ingredients for your Gud Appam, including the pre-requisite sweet tooth :) It would work with dessicated coconut, wouldn't it?

Paru ... said...

Lovely food..

wow that looks very delicious..

Cris said...

This looks so good, I like the cake, made with rice, never had some like that. I haven't seen you online, how are you doing?

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Purva Desai said...

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Jeff said...

Looks amazing and more importantly welcome back!!

Swati said...

Chole mur mure look too delicious...
Gud appam is so so yummy!!

Cham said...

Love chole murmure, looks delicious quick treat!

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Nags said...

lovely! i can see u r churning up some pretty good street food in here :)

Sameera.. said...

Chole murmure sev chaat is a new chaat Ive never heard of it before and it sure sounds great !
Best Rgds,
Sam !

Vaishali said...

Those pictures really got me: I am so very hungry now! Delicious, Shreya.

Kevin said...

I have never had Kalathappam, but that Gud Appam looks nice and moist and good! I really like the sound of the caramelized onion version!

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Simran said...

I love your idea of the chole sev chaat. Will try it for sure.

easycrafts said...

The chaat looks very tempting..an award for u on my blog

Vidhya said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Title picture itself looks yummy. Great blog you have with lots of wonderful recipes. Have added u in my blogroll

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Yummy! :-)

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Pete said...

Wow, real colourful and tasty dish!

Dibs said...

That kalathappam looks so yummy! Wish you happy ganesh chaturthi Shreya

Sireesha said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi dear...

A_and_N said...

The chaat looks great! As far as appam goes, I've never seen anyone dare to try them without the appam-pan...the one that is made of cast iron....yours look good and you should be proud of the fact that you thought out of the box and dared :)

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Tom Aarons said...

Love the colors in the snack mix!

Simran said...

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loved the sev chat! yummmy pics....
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Sunshinemom said...

Chaat looks so yum! I can't help drooling over it.

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