Thursday, September 29, 2011

Vati Dal na Bhajiya

:-)) for all those who are not familiar with Hindi...don't be taken aback....its a simple fried dumpling of nothing more than Moong dhal....ha ha ha! Then, why you may ask...did I give this such a title...well, that is what my all time fav cook & author Tarla Dalal has named it....Her measurements are so perfect that they never fail u! A picture speaks a thousand words...look at my pics and the one on the book....is'nt that proof enough!

Yes, I flicked this snack out of her "Mumbai's Roadside Snacks" book! Such a lovely book with all those amazing pics of  all the roadside chat of Mumbai...yumm! For those of you with a really sharp eye...you can almost dig the recipe straight out of the pic...but let me do my job right...

Ingredients:

- 1 cup moong dhal
- 2  green chillies
- 1 tsp coriander seeds, coarsely crushed
- 7 to 8 black pepper corns, coarsely crushed
- Salt to taste
- Oil for deep frying
- I added little hing and curry leaves (optional)

Prep time: 10 mins    Cook time: 15 mins    Soaking time: 1 1/2 to 2 hours

Preparation:

- Soak the moong dhal in water for atleast 1 1/2 to 2 hours
- Drain, add green chillies and grind them to a coarse paste adding as much water as needed

- Remove to a bowl and add salt, crushed pepper corns and coriander seeds. As i do not like the crunch of coriander seeds, I grinded them along with the dhal.
- You can add a dab of hing and some curry leaves too for added falvour.
- In a frying pan, heat the oil and drop spoonful of mixture and fry until they turn golden in colour and crispy.

- Remove on a kitchen towel and serve with any sauce or Meetha chutney & Teekha chutney


- 1 cup of moong dhal makes about 25 pieces of bhajiya's.

19 comments:

  1. New to me but looks so tempting! With tea, a perfect snack indeed.

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  2. I want this bhaija and that cuppa also ....loooks so yum

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  3. the moong dal vada is simply appetizing.....superb presentation with that open book...

    cheers

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  4. Such a yummy & tempting snack!!!! yes..one can never go wrong with TD`s recipes :)
    Prathima Rao
    Pratc Corner

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  5. What a tempting snack & I love the tea.....

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  6. Super delicious snack...perfectly done dear...

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  7. I so want to grab some from the monitor ~ too good!
    USMasala

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  8. wonderful snack dear, never tried these fritters, will try them out soon..

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  9. Lovely snack. Perfect with a cup of tea.

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  10. Thanks you all for all your lovely comments...

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  11. this is a yummy snack- had this a long time back; nice presentation

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  12. very tempting and easy snack..

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  13. delicious looking soft bhajiya for snack
    following your lovely site
    nice to meet you

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  14. Absolutely yummy ..looks tooo good and perfect snack.

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  15. A really tempting snack..just right with a good cup of masala chai.

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  16. awesome version...cant wait to try now..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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