Wadhia Dal Wada

IMG_1791Green Moong Dal Wada (fritters) – this has been one of my favourites for a long time now. So much so that my mother got wild when I raided the kitchen while she was making these and made off with some – all the time. These are best eaten hot, preferably, with a hot cup of masala tea and mint chutney! And that’s what I did to round off the weekend this morning. I must admit, however, I made must have made a mistake, since these turned out to be extra hot – stuffed with a lot of green chilli!
This is what happened:

Ingredients (Fritters):
1 cup green moong dal (soaked in water overnight)
1 onion finely chopped
3-4 green chillis (I used six)
1 small piece ginger
2 flakes garlic, crushed
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 bunch finely chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste

Grind the soaked and drained moong dal, green chillis, ginger and salt to a paste without adding water. Remove in a dish and add chopped onions, coriander leaves and cumin seeds, mixing well. Heat the oil in a deep pan. Once the oil is very hot, reduce flame and fry the fritters until they reach a golden brown colour. Serve with masala chai, though I used the Mumbai Tapori variety!

For the mint chutney, take a bunch each of coriander and mint leaves, a small raw mango, three green chilli and a small onion. Grind in a mixer, add salt and it’s ready.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Littlesundog says:

    I had to look up “moong dal”… you teach me a lot about ingredients I’ve never heard of. Though I have heard of mung beans, I’m quite sure I would have to order them online. Indian spices are hard to come by in this area but I do have good luck ordering online!

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    1. I tried looking up an English word for Moong Dal but there isn’t one. I get the impression the US is a lot “Indian” as far as spices and ingredients are concerned!

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