Moong dal Bajia /Yellow split pea recipe

What you need

Moong dal/Yellow split peas: 1 cup

Ginger: 1 inch

Green chili: 1 no ( I used Serrano pepper)

Salt: 1 teaspoon

Asafetodia: ¼ teaspoon

 Finely chopped Curry leaves: 1 sprig (10 no)

Coriander leaves: 2 tablespoon

Onion: ½ of one onion

Oil for frying: 4 cups (I used canola oil)

Water for soaking the moong dal: 3 cup

How I made

Soak the moong dal/yellow split peas for 2-3 hours in 3 cup water. I end up soaking them for 24 hours. When soaking time is over, drain them in a colander and set aside.

Grind them along with all ingredients except chopped onion, curry leaves, salt and asafetodia into a coarse paste without adding any water.

To the ground paste add chopped onion, curry leaves, salt and asafetodia and mix everything and set aside.

Heat oil in a deep bottom pan and when oil reaches about 350 F add tablespoon of batter. Fry them for about 7 minutes until they become golden brown in color. You will be able to fry 4 in a batch.

Drain them using a slotted spoon and transfer to a kitchen towel to remove extra oil.

Enjoy warm with tea or coffee.

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