Drain excess of water from the channa dal and grind the dal coarsely, now add the chopped onions, chopped green chillies, ginger pieces, crushed garlic, curry leaves, coriander leaves, crushed fennel seeds with enough salt to the ground batter, meanwhile cook the soya chunks in water and salt, once they double their volume, drain the water and squeeze out the excess water, grind the cooked soya chunks as a coarse paste and add this ground soya chunks to the channa dal mixture and mix everything well.
Heat the oil for deep frying.
Make small balls from this batter.
Drop gently the soya chunk pakodas to the hot oil and fry until they turn golden brown.
Recipe courtesy: Priya Easy N Tasty Recipe
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