Dhal Balls with Yogurt

Dhal Balls with Yogurt

 

Dhal Balls with Yogurt

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 125 g (4 oz / 2/3 cup) whole green lentils
  • 440 ml (14 fl oz / 1 ¾ cups) natural yogurt
  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 tablespoon shredded fresh coconut
  • 60 g (2 oz / ½ cup) fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 fresh green chilies, seeded and chopped
  • 2.5 cm (1 in) piece fresh root ginger, grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt and pepper
  • 60 g (2 oz / ½ cup) whole wheat flour
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Coriander leaves, to garnish


Directions:

 

  • Put lentils in a sieve and wash thoroughly.  Pick over lentils and remove any grit.  Put in a bowl, cover with cold water and soak for 2 hours.  Meanwhile, mix yogurt with 2 tablespoons coriander, and chili powder.  Cover and chill.  Drain lentils, cover with fresh water and swimmer for 30 minutes or until tender.  Puree in a blender or food processor or mash well.  Transfer to a bowl, add 2 tablespoon coconut, breadcrumbs, remaining coriander, chiles, ginger, and egg.  Season with salt and pepper and mix well.  Chill for 30 minutes.
  • With damp hands, carefully roll mixture into 2.5 cm (1 in) balls, and then roll balls in flour to coat completely. Half-fill a deep-fat pan or fryer with oil and heat to 190C (375F) or until a cube of day-old bread browns in 40 seconds. Fry about 6 balls at a time for 2-3 minutes, until golden. Drain well. Serve hot with yogurt sauce, sprinkled with remaining coconut and garnished with coriander leaves.


Author Bio:

 

  • Sujata Shirode is Part time Chef, cooks only for friends and family.  Professionally Sujata Shirode is SEO Director at http://www.arcapps.com, ArcApps’ mission is to help companies grow, succeed and prosper by harnessing the power of mobile applications and app technology.  Their success is built upon your success and they are committed to furthering the app industry and marketing technology in general.