Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Chana Dal Vada / Split Chickpeas Fritters

Chana Dal / Split Chick Peas - 1 Cup
Dry red chilies - 2
Green Chilies - 4, chopped
Onion - 1/2,  finely chopped
Garlic- 1 pod, finely minced,
Cilantro - a handful (optional)
Fresh grated coconut - 1 tbsp. (optional)
Curry leaves - 10, chopped
Hing(Asafoetida) - a pinch

Oil for deep frying

Soak chana dal for 2 hrs or overnight, drain and keep it aside for sometime.

Grind chana dal, dry red chilies, curry leaves without adding water, to a coarse paste. Add salt and black pepper.

Remove the ground masala from mixer/blender and mix it with green chilies, onions, garlic, cilantro, hing and grated coconut.

Make small balls press with your palm to make it flat. Heat oil and deep fry in batches over a medium low flame till golden brown on both sides. Serve hot.

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