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Fried val dal
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By : Uma Devi Ramachandra
Category : Lentils, Andhra recipes, Snacks and refreshments
Servings : 9
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
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  1. Spread the dal over a clean cloth to remove any moisture (for a few min).
  2. Rub dal gently with 2 pinches of baking soda.
  3. Heat oil and deep fry in batches till crisp and light golden yellow in colour.
  4. Collect the dal in a wide bowl & sprinkle a mixture of chilli powder, salt and garlic and toss the contents thoroughly so that the masala nicely coats the fried dal.
  5. This dal tastes great and can be served with tea as evening snack.
  6. You can just add handful of dal to chats to make them crunchier.
400g - val dal (val beans are soaked overnight & inner dal is pressed out with index finger & thumb, this dal is called pithiki pappu in Telugu)
1&1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
2 pinches - baking soda
6 - cloves of peeled garlic, crushed and mixed with chilli powder
Oil to fry
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