Surti Tapelu

Surti Tapelu

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

For 4 Persons



For Muthiya:

Skinned and Split Gram soaked ½ cup

Salt to taste

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Turmeric Powder Pinch

Red Chilli Powder ½ ts

Asafoetida Pinch

Fresh Mint Leaves finely chopped 1 tbsp

Fresh Coriander Leaves finely chopped 1 tbsp

Ginger-Chilli Paste ½ ts

Garlic Paste ½ ts

Oil to deep fry


For Paste:

Peanuts 2 tbsp

Sesame Seeds 1 tbsp

Fresh Coconut Powder 2 tbsp


For Shak (Sabji):

Potato peeled 2

Green Peas ¼ cup

Maize peeled and chopped in 3 or 4 slices 1 maize

Oil 2 tbsp

Tomato finely chopped 1

Turmeric Powder 1 ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Asafoetida Pinch

Garam Masala ½ ts

Salt to taste

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp


Roti or Puri for serving



For Muthiya:

Take in a wet grinding jar of mixer, soaked Skinned and Split Gram. Crush it fine.


Add Salt, Cumin Seeds, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Asafoetida, finely chopped Fresh Mint Leaves, finely chopped Fresh Coriander Leaves, Ginger-Chilli Paste and Garlic Paste.


Mix well and whisk it very well.


Heat Oil to deep fry.


Put number of dumplings or fist of prepared mixture in heated Oil.


Deep fry to dark brownish.


Flip occasionally to fry all around.


Keep a side.


For Paste:

Take in a wet grinding jar of mixer, Peanuts, Sesame Seeds and Fresh Coconut Powder. Crush it to fine paste.


Keep a side.


For Shak (Sabji):

Take in pressure cooker, Potatoes, Green Peas and Maize. Add Salt and enough water.


Pressure cook to 3 or 4 whistles.


Heat Oil in a pan at low flame.


Add prepared Paste.


Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder and Asafoetida Powder and sauté.


Add finely chopped Tomato and continue sautéing.


Add Ginger-Chilli Paste, Garlic Paste, Salt  and Garam Masala and continue sautéing.


Add pressure cooked Vegetables. Mix well taking care of not crushing vegetables.


At the time of serving, add prepared Muthiya and mix well while on medium flame taking care of not crushing Muthiya and vegetables.


Add Fresh Coriander Leaves and mix well.


Serve hot with Roti or Puri.


Such a Satisfying Shak from Surat…The Diamond City of India…

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