Friday, July 18, 2014

Ram Laddoo

Moong dal pakoda chaat, Ram laddoo
Every Delhite has seen and/or eaten these savory, tangy, spicy little fried dumplings. Moong dal pakoda or ram laddoo, a popular street food in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, are fried nuggets made of moong dal, served with a generous helping of grated radish, sweet tamarind chutney and spicy mint coriander chutney. A great starter to serve at your next party.    

Moong dal pakoda , Ram laddoo
Ingredients:
For Ram laddoo
3/4 cup dhuli moong dal
1/4 cup chana dal
2-3 Green chilies, chopped fine
Handful fresh coriander, chopped fine
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
Red chili powder to taste
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
Pinch asafoetida (hing)
Oil for deep frying
  1. Wash and soak the lentils for a minimum of 4 hours.
  2. Drain and grind coarsely with green chilies and hing using very little water. 
  3. Take the mixture out in a large bowl and whisk it till light and fluffy (till a small ball of batter floats in a bowl of water rather than sink).
  4. Add all other ingredients and mix well. 
  5. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry small, 1 inch rounds on medium heat till golden and crisp. Drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  6. Serve with a generous drizzle of mint and tamarind chutneys, grated radish, coriander and squeeze of lime. 
To Serve
Grated radish/daikon
Fresh coriander
Lime juice
Red chili flakes(optional)

Moong dal pakoda , Ram laddoo

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