Ambode or Dal Vada (ಅಮ್ಬೋದೆ ) is yet another fritter variety made during festivals in South India.Easy to prepare. A lentil base with few greens making it healthy and tasty.
- 1 cup Channa Dal
- 9-10 Green Chillies
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 cup coconut
- Coriander leaves
- few Dil leaves(sabsige soppu) finely chopped
- Oil for deep frying
Method:Soak Channa Dal for half an hour. Next grind soaked channa dal with jeera,salt,green chillies,hing very coarsely with very little water .Next add grated coconut ,chopped coriander leaves,chopped dil leaves , onions and salt to the mixture and mix well.Make small balls and flatten it. Set it on a plate.In a kadai,heat oil , slowly slide in the ambodes , deep fry till golden brown on both sides.Drain on absorbent paper.Serve hot with chutney or sauce or enjoy just like that with hot cup of tea or coffee.
This is also prepared as part of festival platter , in that case do not add onions.