Badi Chura ( Revisiting those memories of communal living )
Today, when I was making some badi chura for lunch, I could not help but recall this bit of conversation. So much has changed over the years. 'Badi' making has moved out of our homes and has now become a small scale industry as these days most people buy their stock of 'badis' from the markets. And slowly even the 'badi' is being edged out of the regular Odia menu by new and more innovative recipes.
Sharing a simple and very tasty 'Badi Chura' recipe with a view to keep the traditional 'authentic odiya food' alive -
Preparation Time - 10 mins
- 1 cup Badi
- 1/2 of a medium sized onion
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- 2-3 green chilis
- a sprig of cilantro
- a dash of mustard oil
- salt to taste
- more oil for frying the badis
Preparation - Heat a skillet. Drizzle oil over it and add the badis. Fry on low heat they they turn golden with a few brown spots.
Once done, remove and keep aside to cool down.
Take the crisp badis and crush then lightly using any heavy object. Keep aside.
Chop the onions, garlic and green chilis into small pieces. Crush together. Finally add the crushed badis to it. Sprinkle salt and mustard oil. Crush a little more as you mix everything together.
Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately to prevent it from turning soggy.