This is basically a dish of Tamilnadu origin which is usually made during family feasts and is served as a starter.
It is a fast and easy mouthwatering appetizer which can be made in minutes. Advantage of this recipe is that you need not search for much of ingredients in your pantry and fridge. My husband and son usually love to eat fried stuff during tea time so here is a simple one.
Soak chana dal in warm water for half an hour and then grind it without adding water such that it should not become a paste. Dal should be semi ground then add the rest of the ingredients just to fold them in with the dal. Don't grind them for long. May be only for a second or two. Deep fry them in oil after making small patties and serve them hot with tomato ketchup.