Saturday, 22 April 2006

Nibbles For My Toddler # 4

Black grams are also known as urad dal or ulundu in tamil. It is the most nutritious pulse. Pulses are the only sources of protein for the diet, other than meat. For vegetarians pulses are a vital part of the diet. For non vegetarians, pulses offer an alternative source of protein without the fat but with a lot of fiber. Also beans and lentils are rich in complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

The other day hubby bought a big pack of urad dal. I used some to make vadei. Still have a lot more in the pantry. As it is Mahisha´s 19th month anniversary today, I thought of using the dal as the main ingredient to create something interesting for her.

Black Gram Fritters

What do we need:

1/2 cup black gram or urad dal, split and skinned
1/2 cup water, or as required
4 tbsp plain flour
4 tbsp palm sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
oil for deep frying

How do we do it:

Soak the dal overnight. After washing, grind with water to become a soft and smooth paste. Add the rest of the ingredients to the ground dal. Stir well to become a thick batter.

Heat oil in a frying pan. Drop by tablespoonful into the oil. Fry on low medium heat until brown. Serve warm.

The fritters taste very much like paniyaram. They are crispy outside and soft inside.


Kanda said...

Don't know how the taste will be but I guess this is Vadei's (Black Gram Dhal Vadei) relation…..haahaaa hahaahaaa

ramya said...

Perfect for kid's menu.I used to do with blackgramflour.Tasty recipe!!!That's also works well.your recipe still looks super.

Revathi said...

Hi Pusiva
I am tagging you. Let me know if its ok..

Menu Today said...

In my native place they say this as kacchayam. It looks good.

Puspha said...

Kanda: Sedap lah!!! Periya arivali kandupudichittan.

Ramya: Thanks.

Revathi: Thank u. No problem at all. Anyway, I´m also adding u to my blogroll.

menu today: Wow!! That´s an info. Thank u. Where do u come from?

priya said...

Your recipe looks awesome. Mouthwatering.
I am gonna tag you. Is that ok push??

Puspha said...

Priya: Thank u very much & welcome to my blog. No problem at all, carry on.

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