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Indian Kitchen By Veena
-- Veena Bhavanam


Number of servings: 4

Ambode is one of the main side snacks prepared for allmost all festival and for many occassion. Amobde is everybody's favorite on a rainy day. It tastes good for evening snacks also with coffee and tea.  

List of ingredients:
2 Cups channa dal  
10 green chillies  
1 Pinch asofetedia  
To taste salt  
1 Small onion (optional)  
1 Stem curry leaf(chopped)  

Cooking procedure
1. Soak channa dal for about 2hrs and grind it with green chillies without adding water to corase paste. ( Do not grind into fine paste)

2. To that add salt, asafoetida, chopped onion, chopped curry leaves and mix properly.

3. Make small lemon size balls out of the mixture. Press them in between the palms into flat. Do not press with your fingers as it will leave finger mark.

4. In a kadai, heat oil for deep frying, when its hot, add 3 - 4 amobode and keep the flame in medium. Fry till ambode becomes golden brown in color.

Enjoy your ambode
Any additional information:
You can also add chopped dill leaves for extra taste and smell.

Adding onions makes ambode little soft. If you want your ambodes to become crispy, omit onions.

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