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.