For all those people who are not familiar with this dish, i will give a small introduction. This is a typical kerala tea time snack. Its usually available in the local tea shops. Its very simple & easy to make & this is one of my favourite tea time snack, nalumanipalaharam :)
- Cherupayar(Moong Dal) - ½ kg
- Jaggery - ¼ kg
- Coconut - 2 cups
- Plain Flour - 1½ cup
- Gram/besan Flour - 1½ cup
- Cardamom - 5 crushed
- Cook cherupayar in 3 cups water & drain the water completely. Make sure that it is not overcooked. Melt Jaggery by adding ¼ cup water. When it melts add coconut & cardamom. Mix well.
- Add the cooked cherupayar to this mix & combine. Make sure that the mix is dry. When it is cooled make small balls with the mix. Combine plain flour & besan flour. Add little water to this & make a thick batter. Dip each of the balls in the batter & deep fry.