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Leelo Chevdo

Leelo Chevdo is a special potato based namkeen and is a speciality of Vadodara . Vadodara is the second largest city of Gujarat and the word Leelo literally means wet and chevdo is a farsan or a namkeen .
Course Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 potatoes grated
  • 4 tbsp Chana dal
  • 2 tbsp cashews
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2-3 green chillies chopped into big chunks
  • leaves Few curry
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry

Instructions

  • Soak the channa daal for 3-4 hours.
  • Grate the potatoes , on the thicker side of the grater.
  • Wash 3-4 times , so that all starch is removed .
  • Drain the water from the potatoes and spread them on a thick towel .
  • All you need to do is air dry these grated potatoes .
  • Once dry deep fry the potatoes , while they are frying add salt to 1 tbsp water , dissolve and add it to the oil .
  • By adding salt solution the potatoes will naturally become salted .
  • Remove the crisp potatoes on a kitchen towel .
  • Now wash the daal and fry it .
  • Add to the potatoes .
  • Fry the cashews and raisins .

Tempering

  • Heat a tbsp of oil .
  • Add green chillies , curry leaves and finally sesame seeds .
  • Switch off the gas and add turmeric powder .
  • Immediately add 1/2 cup waster.
  • Switch on the flame and add sugar .
  • Let the water boil and let the sugar dissolve .
  • Cook this till you get one thread consistency syrup .
  • Switch off the flame and add this syrup to the fried potatoes , daal , cashews and raisins .
  • Mix well so that the mixture is well coated with the syrup .
  • Leelo Chevdo is ready to serve.
  • This can be stored for maximum upto a week .
  • Refrigerate for longer storage .

Notes

Leelo Chevdo - Vadodara Special
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