Deep Fried Dal Dumplings

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Total Time:
2.5 hours
Serves:6
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • For outer layer:
  • 1.5 cups - plain flour
  • 3 tbsp - oil
  • Cold water - to knead the dough
  • Salt - to taste
  • For filling:
  • 1 cup - yellow moong dal, washed and soaked for 1 hour
  • 1 tsp - Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - coriander seeds, crushed coarsely
  • 1/2 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tbsp - sesame seeds
  • 7 to 8 - curry leaves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp - coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt - to taste
  • 2 to 3 pinches - Asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tbsp - plain flour, for patching
  • Oil - for frying

How to Make Deep Fried Dal Dumplings

  • For outer layer:
  • Mix flour, salt and oil.
  • Add water and knead into a soft pliable dough.
  • Keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • For filling:
  • Boil dal in minimum water till soft but not mushy.
  • Drain out the excess water and cool a little.
  • Heat oil in a heavy pan. Add all the seeds for tempering and splutter.
  • Add asafoetida.
  • Mix all the other ingredients together.
  • Mash the dal enough to make the mixture hold well.
  • Remove from fire, cool.
  • Shape into balls with greased palms. Keep aside.
  • To make the dumpling:
  • Make a paste with water and flour for patching. Keep aside.
  • Take a ping pong ball sized portion of dough.
  • Roll into a round of 4-inch diameter.
  • Place one ball of filling in the centre.
  • Wrap the dough to cover the filling entirely.
  • Press the ball with palm, to give it the shape of a dumpling.
  • Deep fry in hot oil, on low flame.
  • Fry till golden and crisp.
  • Drain and serve hot with green and tamarind chutneys.