BM # 12 Day 5
Living in Gujrat and not blogging about Daalwada?...not possible!!These are truly special.Pakodas made from split green gram,spiced with garlic and chillies and fried to a crisp brown.These crunchy wadas are served with onion slices and fried green chillies.
While taking a drive down the streets of Ahemdabad,you will spot a daalwada stall at every corner ,but ofcourse there are a few famous ones who sell the Best ones!!As soon as the first monsoon starts ,even if it is a drizzle..these stalls get packed and people queue up to buy daalwadas holding umbrellas.
These are actually very simple to make and just need the right amount of flavoring and there you go…my hubby wonders why people go crazy and stand under umbrellas with pouring rain…when it is such a simple affair?..well…well…!!!what do I say to that?..
1cup......... split green gram
3-4............. green chillies roughly chopped(you could make a paste too)
2tbsp........ crushed garlic
(in winters I use crushed fresh green garlic )
A good bunch of coriander leaves finely chopped
Salt to taste.
Soak the daal for 2-4 hours.
Wash the daal and discard half the husk.
Grind coarsely .
Add all the ingredients.
Deep fry to a golden brown.
Serve hot with onion slices and fried green chillies.
Fried green chillies
Wash the chillies.
Pat dry on a kitchen towel.
Throw the chillies in the oil and cover the pan immediately.
You shall hear the chillies cracking.
After about a minute switch off the gas.
Remove the lid.
Remove the chillies on a kitchen towel.
Sprinkle salt and asafoetida.
Next to the Daalwada stall we always find a tea stall .The combination is awsum in rainy season and winters!!