Ripe elantha palam / Indian Jujubi / Regi pandu- 50
( washed and wiped )
Tamarind - a small gooseberry size
Rock salt - 1 tbsp
Powdered jaggery - 1/4 cup
Dry red chillies - 6
( add according to the hotness of the chilly)
Jeera powder or Jeera seeds- 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1 tsp
Wash and wipe all the berries and spread it on a towel for 10 minutes.
Take a mortal pestle add the salt and red chillies and grind till they are coarse.
Next add the jeera and hing grind again,now add the berries,tamarind and jaggery.
Gently crush and try to remove all the seeds without breaking.You can also pulse once in a mixi to remove seeds.Do not over grind and break the seeds,it will be difficult to eat once its sun dried.
Take small portion of the ground mixture and spread it on a greased plastic sheet and keep them in sun for a day till they are 3/4 th dry.
Next day flip all the vadai and couple more days dry them in shade till they change colour.
Store it in a container and enjoy !
a) If you are going to store it in a bottle at room temperature then make sure they are well dried,otherwise they may spoil very fast.
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