Crisp black lentil & onion fritters

Preparation info

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    • Ready in

      25 min

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Lands of the Curry Leaf

Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

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Popular during Ramadan, these fritters are similar to others enjoyed across the subcontinent, but are made using hulled black lentils. These delicious snacks are very easy to make — the only trick is to keep the lentil paste coarse, rather than smooth.


  • 200 g (7 oz/1 cup) dried black lentils (urad dhal)
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Wash the lentils well and soak them in a bowl of water for at least 2 hours.

Drain and rinse the lentils, then place in a blender with 125 ml (4 fl oz/½