This a common street food in Central India and as all street food very yummy too. It is served with fried green chillis and yogurt chutney.
Whenever it rains i make this pakoda, goes very well with a cup of green tea :) .
This can be made with any dal ,lentil or pulses specially Black Eyed Peas. Whatever you are using you need to soak it in water . Some of them take longer to reconstitute but for moong dal half and hour is enough.If you are in hurry soak in warm water.
Moong Dal - 1 cup soaked in water
Onion - 1/2 cup chopped
Green Ghilli - 2 tsp chopped
Ginger - 1 tsp chopped
Cliantro - 1/2 chopped
Salt to taste
Oil to fry
1. Save a tbsp of dal and coarsely grind rest of the dal in food processor with as little water as possible .
2. Take out the ground dal ,add to it the saved one tbsp dal .
3. Mix rest of the ingredients and mix everything properly.
4.Heat oil to 350 F in a deep pan .
5. Make a tsp of mixture and shape it to a ball or traditional oblong shape and deep fry it till golden brown.
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