Monday, November 24, 2014

Moong Dal and Oats Falafels/ Lentil and Oats Falafels



Like every other women,  I am too one of those who wears her thinking cap on, the Moment I open my eyes in morning.  Cooking is not at all difficult,  but to think what shall be cooked today is such critical task.. :-D

For me the most tedious part is the evening snack.  I take my 1.5 year old champ to play in the park and small evening walk everyday.  And he usually feels hungry once We are back from the walk.  I prefer giving him some healthy home made stuff to him instead of munchies like wafers or biscuits. 

One day while thinking of the evening snack,  I made these yummy, very healthy, very easy to make and awesome falafel.  These are so health and wholesome at days when your kids are not interested in meals,  you Can even serve them to your kids as wholesome meal.  Rich with protiens from lentils,  Fibre from oats,  calcium and protiens from paneer/cottage cheese and vitamins from fresh carrots..  Using minimum spices and cooking them I  paniyaram pan with just a brush of oil makes them all the more interesting.. :-)

Ingredients
- 1/4 cup Moong dal
- 1 small pack of flavoured oats of your choice ( I used Suffola masala and coriander)
- 1/3 shredded paneer
-  1 small carrot shredded
- salt to taste
- 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro/coriander
-1/2 tsp of Ginger garlic paste
- some oil for cooking

Process
1. Take bowl and soak Moong Dal for atleast 20 minutes.
2. Once done,  wash the Lentil thoroughly. 
3. Now in fresh drinking water at least twice the quantity of Moong Dal,  microwave it for 8 minutes.
4. Drain the excess water completely.
5. Add the Dal to grinder jar along with oats.
6. And make a coarse mix
7. Take a big bowl and empty the le til and Oats mix. 
8. Add salt, lemon juice,  grated carrots,  grated paneer,  ginger garlic paste and few drops/sprinkle of water ( only of required) to bring everything together.
9. Make small balls and press a little between your palms. 
10. Cook them in paniyaram pan till golden brown from both the sides.  Else you can pan fry them too..

Your yummy health and quick falafels Are Ready..  Grab them..  Don't wait.. :-) :-D

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