Moongode or Indian Lentil Fritters provide instant relief whenever hunger attacks strike us. They are quick to munch and are perfect to be eaten as a snack. However, yesterday, moong dal was not in stock at my home and almost reluctantly, I ended up making Palak Dal Vada. And, now I am feeling so glad that I did so! I used some Chana Dal, Toor Dal and mixed its batter with spices, shallots, chopped spinach for preparing Palak Dal Vada from the start. Owing to fresh spinach leaves, Palak Dal Vada got a beautiful, green colour that was hard to not drool at! Palak Dal Vada turned out crisp, fluffy and yummy! I and my family happily ate them with some chai and oh, our day got made. Running out of all the snack ideas? Then, why don’t you make Palak Dal Vada?
Palak Dal Vada
- Chana dal - ¾ cup ( Soaked )
- Toor dal - ½ cup ( Soaked )
- Spinach leaves - 1 cup ( Chopped )
- Dry red chilli - 7
- Green chill - 2 tbsp ( Chopped )
- Cumin seeds -1 and ½ tsp
- Curry leaves - 10-12
- Hing -1/4 tsp
- Shallots - ¼ cup ( Chopped )
- Salt to taste
- Oil to deep fry
- Drain out the excess water from the dals and grind them along with dry red chillies and cumin seeds without adding any water into a coarse paste.
- If needed just add a teaspoon or two of water.
- Take it out in a bowl and mix shallots, palak, curry leaves, green chillies, hing and salt .
- Now apply some oil or water on your palms and make balls out of the mixture and flatten the balls with your palm to shape it like wadas.
- Fry it in hot oil in low medium flame till golden and crisp from outside.
- Drain onto absorbent papers and serve hot.