Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Moong Dal Vada

Ive been trying to experiment with differnt types of dal and so bought whole moong dal (the green colored dal with skin on). My first attempt with this dal was vada which came out pretty well.


Moongdal(soaked for 2 hrs) - 1 cup
Channa dalia (powdered) - 1/2 cup
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Green chillies - 2
Onion (finely chopped) - 1/2
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves - 1 tbsp
Salt - as needed
Oil - for frying


Gring the moondal with ginger and green chillies and without adding any water. If you are using an Indian mixer this should grind fine, else you need to sprinkle little water to grind this into a coarse paste. Add chopped onions, coriander leaves, curry leaves and enough channa dalia powder to get the consistency of a stiff dough. Make lemon sized balls out of this, pat it into flat patties in your palm and deep fry it till golden brown. Serve as an evening snack or appetizer with chutney or sambar of your choice.


Asha said...

Hi Deepz!long time ,no see! Powdered chana dal is unusual,looks delicious.I will give it a try this weekend.

Deepz said...

Thanks Asha. Do let me know how it comes out.

gayathri said...

deepz i thought we can make vada only with chana dhal and urid dhal.. this recipe is diff let me try this out .

I've got something to say said...

chana dalia na kadala parupa?

Deepz said...

Meera: Chana dalia is pottu kadalai or udacha kadalai. It helps bind the vada and also makes it crispy.

I've got something to say too! said...

oh, got it! planning to make some today for Ganesh's bday! :-)

Deepz said...

Good luck with the vada Meera. Also wish Ganesh on my behalf. Waiting to hear what you make for dinner?

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Deepz said...

Yes Anitha. She is more than welcome to comment on my site.

Naushaba said...

Hi, I am out of India so do not hv many pulses. What can i use instead of chana dal powder? Thank You.