A maharashtrian starter, Dhal Pare is a very simple yet tasty, dry and crispy snack.
Samai rice ( small millet) - ¼ cup
Moong dhal - 1 cup
Ginger green chilly paste - 2 tbsps
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Pepper corns -1/4 tsp
Finely chopped coriander leaves - 2 bsps
Cooking oil - 2 tbsps + for deep frying
Salt - to taste
Soak samai rice in enough water for one hour.
Soak the moong dal in enough water for 2 hours.
Grind samai rice and dhal together with required salt, ginger green chillie paste, turmeric powder, pepper corns, and cumin seeds to a smooth paste.
Heat 2 tbsps of oil in a pan and add the ground paste, cook in a sim flame, when the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, remove from flame, add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
Grease a plate with a tbsp of oil and put the cooked dal mixture in the plate and spread evenly and keep closed for 3 hours.
After 3 hours, cut into one two inches finger sized pieces and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan for deep frying the dhal pares. Fry the pares till golden brown.
Serve hot with any green chutney.