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Monday, June 20, 2011

Piaji ( Split Gram fritters/ Dal Vada )

Cooking Time Required: 15-20 mins
Cost of Preparation: 30-35 rupees

Ingredients: Channa dal (split gram, 1 cup ), green chillis ( 4 nos ), onion ( 1 no., medium ), curry leaves ( 2 sprigs ), ginger garlic paste ( 1 tsp ), cumin powder ( 1/4 tsp ), coriander powder ( 1/4 tsp ), baking powder ( 1/3 tsp ), salt to taste.

Preparation: Soak the channa dal for 5-6 hours. Wash and grind into a thick & coarse paste along with a little water.

Add the finely chopped green chillis, onions and curry leaves, along with the remaining spices and baking powder. Add salt to taste and keep aside for 15 mins.

Cooking: Heat oil in a wok for deep frying.

Shape the paste into balls and put into the hot oil. Cook on both sides to a slight reddish color.

Serve hot with ghuguni.

Note: Piaji Ghuguni is an ideal tea time snack in most Odiya homes and it tastes heavenly when combined with a cup of hot tea during the rains .

Another way of eating this is turning it into a yummy Piaji Chaat -


  1. All time fav..Can munch on this anytime..

  2. Feel like munching some, crispy beauties..

  3. I can have n number of these any time...looks very delish.

  4. crisy n perfect munch with chai...

  5. Love these....A perfect snack for tea...

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  7. Fritters looks crispy and delicious..love this anytime..perfect with a cup hot tea..YUM!!First time at your space..you have a lovely space with some great dishes..happy to follow u!

  8. Delciious and mouth watering snack..looks awesome!


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