This is a very easy recipe, to make and can be
served as a snack or with iddlis or vegetarian
dishes.If you are serving it as a snack ,you
could serve it with coconut chutney,or any
spicy chutneys of your choice.
You could use any type of greens of your
choice .To name a few,spinach,spring
onions,amarnath leaves(arai keerai),fenugreek
leaves(methi or venthiya ),ponnaganni keerai
Those who don’t like greens will definitely love
this crunchy snack.
For the recipe:(makes 12-15)
2 cups channa dal (bengal gram/kadala parippu)
1 tblsp.raw rice
1 cup cut greens
2-3 green chillies sliced
10 -15 small onions or shallots (if adding spring onions with the greens then you could opt out the onions)
6-7 dry red chillies
2-3 pips garlic crushed
1/2 inch piece ginger
1 tsp cummin seeds
1 tsp.jeera or saunf
1 tsp peppercorns
a pinch asafoetida
salt to taste
oil for frying
Soak the rice with the dal and the red chillies
for 15-20 minutes.Wash and drain the water.
Grind to a coarse paste(no need to add water)
with ginger,cummin seeds,peppercorns and
Add the rest of the ingredients and bind well to
make tiny balls flattened.
Fry till golden brown on medium heat.
Serve hot .
Note :You could add finely chopped coconut /grated coconut before frying.