Nadur Monji Recipe

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Ingredients:
Lotus Stems – 500 gms
Refined Flour – 1/2 cup
Bicarbonate of Soda – a pinch
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water – 1/2 cup
Red Colour – 3 to 4 drops
Vegetable Oil for frying

Method:
1. Scrape the lotus stems and cut off the ends.
2. Wash thoroughly under running water, ensuring that no mud remains in the stems.
3. Cut the stems into 3 inch pieces and then slice each piece into 4 to 6 fingers.
4. Wash well again.
5. In a big bowl, mix the refined flour, bicarbonate of soda, red chilli powder, salt and enough water to make a batter of dropping consistency.
6. Add the red colour.
7. Heat the oil in a deep pan.
8. Dip each lotus stem piece into the batter and then deep fry until golden.
9. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain the excess oil on absorbent kitchen towels.
10. Serve hot.

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