Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Moong dal ladoos/ Ram Ladoos/ Lentil Balls

Moong dal ladoos/ Ram Ladoos/ Lentil Balls





These moong dal ladoos is and will always be my fav. Chat. In northern part of indian it is also called ram ladoos and is one of the most famous street foods.
I am sure every indian sometime or the other must have hade this snack and must have loved it.

One fine weekend after heavy breakfast me and hubby were laying around, and took afternoon nap after long as our champ cooperated with us, and slept for long. When we woke up we realised it was too late for lunch. Thankfully I had soaked some dal for the evening thinking to experiment something. But, as we say something are destined to happen. With that soaked dal this is what I made and we loved it.

In delhi this is the must have street food and you will get in every market area. So sharing my experience with this chat so that when you want them you can whip them on your own.

Ingredients
- 1 cup washed split moong dal/lentil
- 1/2 cup Bengal gram/ chana dal
- salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp. red chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp. Garam masala
- a pinch of hing/ asafoetida
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- oil for deep frying

For garnishing
- grated radish
- some spicy green ( mint and coriander chutney)
- some tangy imli chutney ( tamarind chutney)
- chaat masala
- chopped fresh coriander

Process
-1. Soak the dal either over nite or in boiling hot water for minimum 3 hours.
2. Drain the excess water from dal.
3. In a blender jar put the dal together, add asafoetida and cumin seed
4. Make a coarse paste of the dal.
5. Take the dal out in a bowl, and add salt, red chilli powder and Garam masala. 
6. Now, beat the mixture to aerate it for at least 5 minutes.
7. In the meanwhile heat the oil in pan or wok for deep frying.
8. With the help of spoon put spoonful of the dal mix in hot oil, and cook till nice golden brown.
9. Once done, take them out on a paper towel.
10. Place these ladoos on a serving tray, add green chutney, tangy chutney and garnish with grated radish, chopped coriander, and sprinkle some chat masala.

Enjoy your moon dal ladoos remembering the street food you must have ever had ... :) :)