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Black gram: Nuggets or (salty) pancakes using black gram flour

Black Gram nuggets or pancakes made from black gram flour - it's also gluten-free

This first recipe using black gram flour takes about 20 minutes and costs less than $0.50. It has most of your day's protein requirements. Black gram also goes by the following names: urad dahl (or daal), urid dahl (or daal), udad dahl (or daal), mapte bean, matpe bean.

Boe Devi's Black gram pancakes and balls

1 cup urad dal (aka black gram) flour
tap water

Optional ingredients:
Diced onions or tomatoes or any other veggie you like.

No time to watch the video? No problem. Here's how you make it.
  1. In a bowl, mix 1 cup urad dahl flour with tap water to the consistency of ketchup. If it gets too thick or too thin, adjust it with more flour or more water.
  2. Add salt. Start with 1 teaspoon salt for every cup of flour and add more along the way as you taste the batter and further adjust.
  3. Add oil to a frying pan.
  4. Drop a dollup of batter and smooth it out. Add optional veggies as this time if you're using them. Diced onions, peppers, tomatoes are delish.
  5. Fry on both sides until golden brown. 
  6. Eat with ketchup, other condiments, or chutneys. We eat this with sambhar which is a pigeon pea veggie stew.
  7. These pancakes or balls (if you're using a muffin pan) do well in lunch boxes.
  8. This batter does not keep well. So plan to fry up all the batter even if you plan to use them another day.
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