A good evening snack with Tea
Channa Daal 1 cup,Dry red chillies 1,green chillies 5 , curry leaves- 1 spring ( 12 leaves )
Black pepper 4, Grated coconut 1\2 cup,Hing a pinch , oil to fry chattambade, salt
Soak chana dal for 2 hrs, remove from the water and keep it aside for sometime.Chop green chillies and curry leaves keep it aside. Grind chana dal, dry red chillies without adding water, to a coarse paste(it should be dry. Do not grind the chana dal to make it a smooth paste, if there is whole daal in it, its fine. It will taste good when you fry it.) add salt and black pepper to the same.
Remove the ground masala from mixer/blender and mix it with green chillies, curry leaves and hing water and grated coconut. Make small balls press with your palm to make it flat.
Keep oil to heat and deep fry on a low flame. Serve with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup.