Soak chana dal for 3 hours and boil till soft. Clean the kheema, drain the water used for cleaning, and boil. Grind dal and kheema with turmeric, chilli powder, amchur, very finely chopped onion, mint and coriander leaves, ginger/garlic paste and salt to taste in a grinder to make a dry paste.
Form them into flat rounds and deep fry till brown and crisp.
Serve with mint chutney.
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Bridget White-Kumar is a cookery book author, food consultant and culinary historian. Colonial Anglo-Indian food is her area of expertise. She has brought out 7 recipe books specialising in Anglo-Indian cuisine.