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Baked Chana Dal Vada – Split Chickpeas Fritters Served With

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Baked Chana Dal Vada – split chickpeas fritters served with homemade coconut & tomato chutney by @woon.heng

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Recipe (makes 14 ‘donuts’) For a gluten-free version, omit Asafoetida⁣⁣⁣ Ingredients⁣⁣⁣
~ 1 1/2 cups dried chana dal – soaked in hot water for 1 hour until soft⁣⁣⁣
~ 2 slices of ginger⁣⁣⁣
~ 1 cup finely chopped cabbage⁣⁣⁣
~ Finely chopped 1 small carrot, 1 small onion, 1 jalapeño, handful of cilantro & curry leaves⁣⁣⁣
~ 1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric powder⁣⁣⁣
~ 1 teaspoon cumin seeds⁣⁣⁣
~ 3/4 teaspoon salt⁣⁣⁣
~ pinch of Asafoetida/Hing (optional)⁣⁣⁣
Drain chana dal & place it in a blender with ginger. Blend dal into a coarse mixture. Transfer it to a large mixing bowl along with other ingredients & mix until well combined. Preheat oven to 475F & brush 6 cavity donut pan with oil. Fill each cavity with dal mixture & brush a little more oil on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the side turns golden brown & crispy. Serve warm with chutney. ⁣⁣⁣
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Tomato chutney⁣⁣⁣
~ 3 Roma tomatoes – cut into cubes⁣⁣⁣
~ 2 tablespoons chana dal⁣⁣⁣
~ 2 slices ginger, 2 dried chilies-seeds removed⁣⁣⁣
~ 1/2 teaspoon brown mustard seeds⁣⁣⁣
~ 5-6 curry leaves⁣⁣⁣
In a heated non-stick pan with 1 teaspoon oil, roast chana dal until golden brown. Then add ginger, tomatoes & cook to soften . Season with salt & transfer cooled mixture to a blender & blend into a fine paste. To temper, add 1/2 teaspoon oil in a non-stick pan & brown the mustard seeds. Then, add curry leaves & a pinch of Asafoetida (optional) along with the blended tomatoes. Stir continuously until well incorporated, season if needed.
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Coconut chutney Blend together 1/2 cup frozen shredded coconut, 2 tablespoons roasted chana dal, 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed, 2 slices ginger & 1 chili pepper with few ice cubes/water into a paste. Season with salt.⁣⁣⁣
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