Plain Chana Dal Fritters

6 Nov

Senagapappu Vada


Chana Dal 1 cup
Onion 1 small
Green Chiles 3-5
Curry Leaves 8-10
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Method of preparation:

Peel, wash and finely chop onion.
Remove stems, wash and finely chop green chiles.
Wash and finely chop curry leaves.

Wash and soak chana dal for 3 hours.
Drain the water and grind the soaked chana dal coarsely without adding any water.

Combine the ground chana dal with chopped onion, green chillies, curry leaves and salt.
Take 1- 1 1/2 inch sized ball out of above chana dal mixture.
Place the ball on left hand and press it lightly to form a 2 inch disk.

Heat oil in deep vessel on medium high heat.
Deep fry the disks until golden brown on both the sides.
Drain on absorbent paper and serve with any chutney.

Make sure oil is not smoking hot.


8 Responses to “Plain Chana Dal Fritters”

  1. Asha November 6, 2007 at 12:15 pm #

    Everybody seems to be frying these days including me!:D
    Looks delicious. Happy Deepavali!:)

  2. sia November 6, 2007 at 12:26 pm #

    oh yes!!! i second ashakka. u girls r tempting me to do some deep frying.

  3. Siri November 6, 2007 at 1:07 pm #

    the fritters look very crunchy… :)) indeed tempting..

  4. padmaja November 6, 2007 at 1:17 pm #

    hey just yest, my close friend S took this recipe as she wanted to make it on thursday as soem are celebrating diwali on that day!! I just love them

  5. Kaykat November 7, 2007 at 12:19 am #

    Yum! I’m definitely trying these – wonder if I could bake them instead of deep frying?

  6. ramya November 7, 2007 at 9:39 am #

    Looks yummy. My daughter loves them i make them often.

  7. swaroopa November 7, 2007 at 12:16 pm #

    will definitely try this. love ur recipe.

  8. sudipa ghosh February 22, 2009 at 11:14 pm #

    really yum yum recipe. Iwish if Icould have it now.

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