Friday, July 18, 2008

the Really easy Lentil patties

Lentil patties ( Pesarapappu vadalu ; telugu)

This is a healthy and easy to prepare snack and a real favourite among people from Andhra, especially those who love the ‘Andhra pesarattu’

STEP 1 : Getting the Moong Dal ready

Moong Dal

1 cup

Wash dal with water and soak in three cups of water for an hour.

STEP 2 : The preparation

Onion, medium sized, chopped fine and divided into two portions


Garlic 2 cloves

1 tsp

Cumin seeds

1/2 tsp

Dried red chilli



1 inch piece

Coriander leaves

Small bunch


To taste


2 tblsp

Drain all the water from the soaked moong dal , add garlic, cumin, red chilli, ginger, coriander leaves, half of the chopped onion and salt. Grind this down to a coarse paste. This is important as making it too smooth will affect the texture of the patty. Mix the remaining half of the chopped onion to this paste.

Heat a flat pan , place one tablespoon of the dough on it and flatten it down. An average pan will accommodate about 6 such patties. Line the patties with oil and keep turning them over till the patties become light brown in color.

Enjoy hot with coconut chutney.

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