Daal Ki Pakodi - Indian Snacks Recipe

Peeli Moong Dal (Yellow Split Moong Bean) - 1/4 cup
Sabut Moong (Green Whole Moong Bean) - 1/4 cup
Dhuli Urad Dal (Split Black Gram) - 1/4 cup
Chawli/Chori Dal (Adzuki Beans) - 1/4 cup
Chana Dal (Split Bengal Gram) - 1/4 cup
Green Chilies - 3-4, finely chopped or ground, as you prefer
Ginger - 1 tbsp, minced or ground, as you prefer
Garlic - 1 tbsp, minced or ground, as you prefer
Saunf (Fennel Seeds) - 2 tbsp, crushed slightly
Dhaniya (Coriander) Seeds - 2 tbsp, dry roasted and crushed slightly
Cilantro - 1/4 cup, finely chopped
Heeng (Asafoetida) - 2 pinches
Salt - as per taste
Oil - for deep frying

Rinse and soak all dals together for 4-6 hours.
Grind the soaked dal coarsely. If you are grounding green chili, garlic and ginger, you can grind them with dal.
Mix the rest of the ingredients (except oil) to the ground dal mix.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan or wok.
Take a handful or ground batter and slowly slide it in the hot oil to make the fritters. Depending on your comfort level, you can use your hand or a large spoon for this work.
Deep fry them well till they are golden brown.
Drain them on paper before serving.

Serve it with your favorite chutney or sauce. Traditionally, it is served with spicy cilantro chutney.

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