Dal Fritters are prepared with soaked dals. Tamarind extract is cooked with onion and spices. The dal fritters are then added to the tamarind mixture and briefly cooked. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve fritters in tamarind sauce with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Fritters in Tamarind Sauce.
Dal Fritters 10
Tamarind 3 – 4 inch Piece
Onion 1 Small
Tomato 1 Small
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Cumin Powder 1/2 tsp
Green Chiles 1
Red Chili Powder few Pinches
Cilantro few Leaves (chopped)
Salt to Taste
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps
Method of preparation:
Soak tamarind in warm water (around quarter cup) for few minutes and extract all the juice discarding the veins.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Wash and finely chop the tomato.
Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add onion and green chiles.
Fry till onion turns translucent, add the tamarind extract, few tablespoons of water (if necessary), red chli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt.
Cook for few seconds, stir in the dal fritters and chopped tomato.
Cook for a minute or two and remove from heat.
Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve fritters in tamarind sauce with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Check the recipe for Dal Fritters here.
Suggestions: Make sure dal fritters are soft and soaked with tamarind sauce but don’t over cook them.
Variations: Cut the dal fritters into half if they are too big in size. Check other fritters recipes here.
Other Names: Fritters in Tamarind Sauce, Punukulu Pulusu.