Channa Dal(split Bengal Gram) Pakoda
Besan pakora is a common teatime snack in Odisha. My mom taught me to use Channa dal for making pakoras. Channa dal is soaked in water for 3-4 hours and then is grounded into besan. It is more tasty, crunchy and healthy than packaged besan.
Channa Dal (Split Bengal Gram) 3 Cup
Onion 1 large Chopped
Green Chillies 2 Chopped
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves Chopped
Cumin powder 1/2teaspoon
Baking Powder 1 Pinch
Oil for Deep Fry
Soak the Channa dal for 3-4 hrs, wash and grind into thick and coarse paste along with little water.
Add chopped onion, green chillies, coriander leaves, cumin powder, baking Powder and salt to taste, Mix well and keep aside for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a kadhai. Take spoonful of batter and shape it into small ball and put it in hot oil. Cook both sides to slight reddish colour. Follow the procedure for more pakoras.
Serve it with sauce or chutney.