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Deep Fried Lentil Patties (Bara) or (Bada)

Deep Fried Lentil Patties (Bara) or (Bada)

1 cup Black lentil
 1 table spoon ginger paste or ginger juice
 1/4 tea spoon asafetida (Hing)
 1/2 tea spoon Cumin Powder (Jeera)
 Oil enough to deep fry
 Salt to taste

1 Soak black lentil in water overnight or until the black coating is easily removed.
2 Remove black coating by rinsing with water.
3 Grind into a paste with minimum water.
4 Add all the spices to the lentil and mix well.
5 Heat the oil for deep fry.
6 Make a patty shape out of lentil in a plate. Make a hole in the patty like that in donut.
7 Carefully put it in the hot oil and cook golden brown in both sides.
8 Serve hot or cold.
They are variation on pan fried lentil patties (Wo) . Also popular as street food or appetizers. They are very similar to Indian Vada or Wada.
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