Sunday, 15 November 2015

Ram ladoo

Favourite street food of "Saadi Dilli" specially during winters, moong dal ladoo/fritters a.k.a Ram ladoo.
Crispy fried moong dal fritters, served with spicy tangy coriander chutney and shredded radish
Every time I see Ram ladoos sold by the thele walas/Street Vendors I used to get tempted to try them at home, and this time the 'thele wala bhaiya' was generous enough to share his recipe.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Yellow moong dal.
  • 1/4 cup channa Dal/bengal gram
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 inch piece ginger chopped
  • Oil to fry.


For garnishing:

  • Grated radish and chopped radish leaves
  • Coriander chilly chutney


Preparation time:4-5 hours

Cooking time:30 minutes
Yields: 30-40 ladoos

Directions:

  • Wash and clean both the lentils and soak them for 4-5 hours. 
  • Strain the water, and grind both the lentils without adding water to it.(consistency of the batter should be thick and pasty)
  • Put the ground lentils in a mixing bowl, add salt, green chillies and ginger.
  • Mix the ingredients well and add little water to it.
  • Add baking powder and whisk the batter thoroughly using a wired whisk or mixing spoon for 5-6 minutes or till the batter is light and fluffy.
  • Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan to fry the ladoos.
  • Drop the batter in hot oil using a spoon and fry on medium heat till they turn  golden in colour.
  • Drain on an absorbent paper.

For serving:

  • Arrange the Ram ladoos in a serving bowl, top it with some grated radish and radish leaves.
  • Pour  coriander chutney and sprinkle some chaat masala over the ladoos.
  • Serve hot with cutting chai :)