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December 12, 2017

Keerai Vadai | Spinach Fritters | Masala Keerai Vadai

Enjoy this simple, crispy and healthy spinach fritters with a cup of hot tea.

Ingredients :

  1. Channa dal - 1 cup
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Spinach, chopped - 1 cup
  4. Onion, chopped - 1 no
  5. Green chillies - 2 nos, optional
  6. Red chilly powder, to taste
  7. Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  8. Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  9. Finely chopped ginger - 1/2 tsp
  10. A pinch of hing
  11. Curry leaves
  12. Oil for frying
Method :

1.  Soak the channa dal for atleast two hours.  Grind them coarsely without adding water. 

2.  To the mixture, add finely chopped onions, spinach, green chillies, fennel seeds, hing, salt to taste, garam masala, ginger and red chilly powder.  

3.  Heat oil in the deep frying pan.  Take a small portion of batter and flatten them with hands.  Drop them in the oil and fry them till crispy and done.  

4.  Drain the excess oil in the kitchen towel.

Serve warm.

Note :

1.  Don't add water while grinding the mixture.  If necessary, add a tsp of water.

2.  Retain a tbsp of soaked channa dal and mix them in the grounded mixture, for crunchy texture.

3.  We can also add finely chopped mint leaves and coriander leaves for additional flavour.

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