Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lentil Fritters (Chana Dahl Vada)

I am not a fan of high calorie, oily food. But every once in a while I like to indulge. I tried lentil fritters on my last trip to India and fell in love with them. I never thought I would make them myself. Inspired by Prathibha, I thought I'd give it a try. My fritters were not as good as the ones I had on the Surat (Western India) railway station but it was definitely a savoury and popular snack. It was different from the mundane. These pakodas/vada/fritters brought a smile on the face of my loved ones which made my day and all worth it in the end! Thanks, Prathu!


Needs preparation. Serves 4-6.

Ingredients:
1. Yellow Split Pea (Chana dahl), 1 cup.
2. 3-4 green chilis chopped.
3. 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro.
4. 1 tablespoon fresh curry leaves, chopped.
5. 1 small red onion, chopped.
6. Salt to taste
7. Oil for deep frying
8. 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped

Instructions:
1. Soak chana dahl overnight.
2. Grate it without water until a rough and course paste is formed. Some pieces of chana dahl can be left ungrated.
3. Add to this, cilantro, curry leaves, red onion, green chili, ginger for a few seconds.
4. Make small balls by patting and then deep fry these flattened balls in hot oil.

Serve hot with tea.

15 comments:

rekhas kitchen said...

Recipe sounds very yummmy but I didn't find title for the checkit out.nice tea time snack.

Prathibha said...

Thanks for trying my recipe dear...Glad that u like it...They came out nice...

Prathibha said...

Hey chk your recipe one, you have mentioned grate instead of grind..:)

Usha said...

I am all for occasional indulgence and this one looks worth it ! Lovely!

A_and_N said...

That seems pretty easy to make!

daryl said...

ive just made them and they were easy to make and tasted fantastic

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Food Fanatic said...

Thanks guys!

Prathu, I love your recipes.

Usha, thank you!
A_and_N, they are but I am just not fond of the frying part :)

Daryl, I am delighted to hear that you tried it and it turned out well. Happy could offer a recipe. Thanks for visiting my blog. Would love to hear from you again!

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