Friday, September 9, 2011

Chattambade - Bengal Gram Fritters

I don't know about you ,but I remember... ..since I was a kid and  till date whenever  I go to functions...weddings or poojas where food is served on banana leaves....I never shy away from asking the person who serves  for 2 chattambades and 2 papads.

  • 2 cups Channa dal (Bengal gram dal)
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 green chillies (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Dill leaves (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 4 to 5 curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • pinch hing
  • oil to deep fry

  1. Wash and soak channa dal in water for 2 hours.
  2. After 2 hours , drain the water and keep 2 tbsps of channa dal aside and  transfer the  remaining channa dal into a mixie and using very little water or no water at all  grind for few seconds to a very coarse paste.
  3. Add coriander, dill leaves,curry leaves ,onion,green chillies and salt and give one final spin (for 2 seconds)
  4. Transfer to a bowl and add whole channa dal and mix well.The paste must be thick.
  5. Heat oil in a deep vessel, make flat vadas and slip into hot oil, continue the same with rest of the vadas. Fry till the vadas turn golden brown.
  6. Serve with chutney.


  1. Slurp! Want to make some right away & have them with a steaming cup of chai Charishma!! Chattambades look stunning!

  2. Super tasty snack... Love bengal gram fritters very much.. no one can stop with one!
    Krithi's Kitchen
    Event: Serve It - Steamed


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