Kadala Parippu Pola | Kadalakka Pola ~ Malabar Chickpea Lentil Egg Cake
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Malabar
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Serves: 4
  • ¼ cup chickpea lentil (chana dal)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 10 cashew nuts, crushed
  • 10-15 raisins
  1. Soak the lentil for 2-3 hours. Pressure cook till soft. Drain and set aside.
  2. Blitz the cooked lentils along with ingredients from egg to cardamom in a blender, till the batter is smooth and fluffy.
  3. Heat ghee in a deep saucepan. Spread it all over. Fry the cashew nuts and raisins.
  4. Pour the batter over the fried dry fruits. Lower the flame and cook on low flame till the top is not sticky to touch.
  5. Flip onto a flat tray and then transfer to the pan to cook the top side for a couple of minutes. Switch off and serve warm with chai.
If you want a slightly fluffier texture, you can add a couple of tbsp of melted ghee or coconut oil, though it is traditionally not added.
Recipe by The Big Sweet Tooth at https://www.thebigsweettooth.com/kadala-parippu-pola-kadalakka-pola-malabar-chickpea-lentil-egg-cake/