Chickpea Fritters

10 Jan

Sengala Vada


Chickpeas 1 cup
Onion 1 small
Ginger 1-2 inch piece
Green Chiles 3-5
Cilantro few sprigs
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Method of preparation:

Peel, wash and finely chop onion.
Remove stems, wash and finely chop green chiles.
Peel and mince ginger.
Wash and roughly chop cilantro.

Wash and soak chickpeas for 3-5 hours.
Drain the water, wash thoroughly and grind the soaked chickpeas coarsely without adding any water.

Heat oil in a wok on medium high heat.
Combine the ground chickpeas with chopped onion, green chillies, cilantro and salt.
Test the oil by dropping small amount of above chickpea mixture into oil. If the batter rises quickly then the oil is ready.
Take 1- 1 1/2 inch sized above mixture onto left hand and press it lightly with right hand to form a 2 inch disk.
Drop the disk into hot oil slowly and repeat the same with remaining chickpea mixture until the wok is full.
Fry both sides until golden brown.
Make sure the oil is medium hot before you start a new batch.
Drain on absorbent paper and serve with any chutney.

Notes: Don’t oversoak chickpeas.

11 Responses to “Chickpea Fritters”

  1. Asha January 10, 2008 at 10:21 am #

    Drool! It is like Falafel if you stuff it in Pita bread with yogurt and salad on top. They make it with Fava beans. Good one.
    Susan is asking us to cook with beans, send it to her. Info on my sidebar,would be a great entry!:)

  2. Latha January 10, 2008 at 11:19 am #

    Oh my this looks delicious! Love u’re recipes Anusha!

  3. Happy Cook January 10, 2008 at 11:26 am #

    Looks delicious yumm.

  4. Mansi January 10, 2008 at 11:41 am #

    I am definitely making these someday:) you can send these to my Game Night event, they’d be just perfect!!:D

  5. jaya January 10, 2008 at 12:28 pm #

    ymmmmmmmmm i too prepare this with black chenna
    next time i with try with chickpeas….

  6. Deepa January 10, 2008 at 3:14 pm #

    Yummy one …..It is going to rain here today and you are forcing me to make fritters like this one …..Oh my god i need to jump into my kitchen now ….Awesome lady

  7. Dhivya January 10, 2008 at 9:27 pm #

    they luk absolute yum! I made similar ones today 🙂

  8. Jayashree January 11, 2008 at 1:02 am #

    Looks good….Iam already craving for some….

  9. Aparna January 11, 2008 at 5:08 am #

    This is great. I shall keep this in mind.

  10. Sushma December 23, 2008 at 11:06 pm #

    I tried this yesterday. It was really yummy. Thanks for this

  11. preeti January 22, 2009 at 10:39 pm #

    yummy i like it every time i die to eat it .lovely .THANKU SO MUCH

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