Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Moong dal mangooris - fritters or vadas

My husband and I do not watch any games. I never even watched cricket back in India. But when i saw this event, I remembered how my mom would make either bhajiyas, mangooris or samosas etc for us. My dad and brother loved cricket and this would spice up things even more. This recipe just takes 15 minutes and tastes wonderful. And what is better than fried food for the game??? This is off to Mansi for the event game night party at http://funnfud.blogspot.com/2008/01/announcing-event-game-night-party.html

 
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For the fritters:
1 cup moong dhuli dal - split moong dal with skin
3-4 green chilies
2 tblsp green coriander
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 inch piece ginger
salt to taste.
Oil to deep fry.

Soak the dal for about 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. Grind it in a mixer with all the above. Don't use too much water bcos the batter should be very thick. And do not grind it too fine. It should be a bit grainy. If you feel that the batter has become thin, just add 1 tblsp chick pea flour to thicken it. This is optional.

Heat oil. Put the wadas in the hot oil with a small spoon and deep fry on medium heat till golden bron. Serve hot with sauce or chutney of your choice.

21 comments:

Asha said...

Love the color, never tried it at home although in UK, Punjabi restaurants used to serve us with hot green chutney.Got to make'em!:))

vimmi said...

Hi Asha,
We make them with yellow moong dal also

Mansi Desai said...

wow! that looks tempting Vimmi:) thanks for sending it in!!

vimmi said...

Thanks for hosting the event Mansi

Dhivya said...

Great entry..Thanks for sharing

Superchef said...

a good variation to regular vadas!! :) good..

meeso said...

My second viewing if fried goodies! It's all so tempting!

Seema said...

Nice one Vimmi...Perfect for game night! or any night right :-)

shriya said...

Nice recipe. Good entry for the event.

Sagari said...

yummy looking fritters vimmi

vimmi said...

Thanks Dhivya
Hi Superchef, I haveto try the chana dal ones soon
Hi Meeso, Fried is always good, right?
Thanks Shriya and Sagari
Thanks everyone for ur encouraging words

Divya said...

Your blog is very nice

rv said...

Hi Vimmi :) I will try these vadas and let you know, recently I saw this in one of our friend's place and forgot to ask her the recipe, glad I saw urs:)

vimmi said...

Thanks Divya

Hi RV do try them and let me know.

Archy said...

Lovely color of the vadas vimmi !!

vimmi said...

Thanks Archy,
The green color of the dal and coriander leaves give it a nice color

TBC said...

The mangooris look very good. I'll have mine with some ketchup please.:-)

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vimmi said...

Thanks TBC,
Tastes great with ketchup or green chutney also

Pallavi said...

Nice ones Vimmi.