Channa Dal Pakora ( Paruppu Vada )

INGREDIENTS

1 and 1/2 cup Channa Dal ( soaked for at least 4 hours )

1 Tsp  coriander powder

1 Tsp red chill powder ( or as per taste )

1 Tsp grated ginger

4 to 5 dry red chillies ( as per taste )

salt

1 finely chopped onions

2 to 3 Green chillies finely chopped ( or as per your taste )

6 to 7 curry leaves cut into small pieces.. ( torn curry leaves  adds more flavour)

1tsp fennel seeds (Saunf )

1 tsp coriander leaves chopped (optional )

METHOD

Drain the water completely from daal after 4 hours. Then take 2 Tbsp daal and keep it separately and split the remaining daal into 2 equal portions. Take the first portion of daal and grind it coarsely. Now take the 2nd portion of daal to it add fennel seeds and dry red chilli. Now grind this mixture finely. ( Do not add water while grinding, but if you feel you are not able to grind it and its very dry just add 1tsp but not more than that) Now mix all the daal together( 2 tbsp, coarsely & finely grinded dal) also add salt, red chilli, onion,green chilli, curry leaves and Ginger. Mix everything well and make small round flat patties with the mixture. Heat the oil in a pan.. And then deep fry the patties on a medium low flame..( If you fry patty on high flame the patties will just get cooked from outside and not inside.. )

Serve hot with coconut Chutney & Sambar or ketchup…

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