Jul 20, 2010

Lentil Crispy Snack

Lentil Crispy Snack is a delicious any-time snack. This snack is normally made with one kind of dal or pulse, but I try to include little bit of each pulse to make this snack.
Lentil Crispy Snacks are very crisp from outside and soft inside. It makes a scrumptious starter for any party, and is a good comfort food on a rainy day.

(makes 20-25 pieces)
3 tbsp of whole green gram (moong dal)
1 tbsp of de husked black gram ( dhuli urad dal)
1 tbsp of lentils (masoor dal) 
1-2 green chillies
1 tbsp coriander leaves
salt as desired
A pinch of asafoetida powder
1 small onion (optional)
1 tsp of whole black peppercorn (Kali mirch)
Oil for deep frying

Method: Wash all the pulses and soak them in water for 20 minutes. Wash and shred the coriander leaves & green chillies. Peel the onion and slice it very fine.
Grind the soaked pulses in a mixie coarsely using very little water.
Take out in a vessel and add salt, sliced green chillies, shredded coriander leaves, asafoetida powder, whole peppercorns, and the diced onion. Mix it thoroughly and keep aside for 10 minutes.

Heat oil in a wok till it is very hot. Take a spoon and scoop out a small dollop of the pulses mix, pour it gently in the hot oil. Put 4-5 of such crispies in a batch and fry. Let it cook, turn the crispies to other side and let it fry till it becomes golden brown in color. Take off the hot oil, and put them on a tissue paper. 

Serve hot with tomato sauce or fresh coriander leaves spread.

Try Soy Potato Snack for a healthy option.


  1. Perfect snacks for the evening time,luks crips and delicious.

  2. perfect snack for a rainy day :)

  3. Looks so yum and love the variations ...nice idea

  4. Perfect for monsoon, and I loved the soaked lentils click.

  5. yeah,this is tasty. Try the same with lobia, grind it coarsely n use the same ingredients.It turns out yummy...

  6. Sanjeeta, that is such a mouth watering snack. It really looks superb, great close up shots to make them even more tempting :)

  7. Yumm, this looks super. We are baking in the heat here. No chance of frying for a very long time!!!!

  8. so crispy and somewhat a healthy one too.. looks so perfect and best teatime snack

  9. Healthy crispy snacks prefect for cold evening..

  10. It really looks very tempting.I thing Iam gonna try it this evening. Goes well with the present B'lore weather - its gloomy and raining.Nothing like a hot crispy snack and a cup of tea.

  11. I loved all the dishes I see here:) The lentil snacks, the transformed idlis, and also the coriander coconut chutney. I wish I could learn how to prepare them.

    You've got a beautiful blog, Sanjeeta Ji.

    Gorakh Nath.

  12. those clicks are awesome, especially the photo of the soaked dal :)....love the crispy vadas :)

  13. Hey those fritters look really yummy...hope you got my mail..will follow u from now..even u have a wonderful space dear..

  14. awesome.. luks crispy and nice golden color....
    first here.. u have a lovely space and good collection of recipes.. happy to follow u... if u find time do visit my blog

  15. Looks crispy and lite. Soft inside too. And is it tablespoon or cup (dal measurements) in the ingredients?