Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Meethi Mangochian ( Lentil Fritters in Sweetened Creamy Yogurt ) and Award

Meethi Mangochian ( Lentil Fritters in Sweetened Creamy Yogurt ) ... Fritters made with Moong lentil paste, served with creamy yogurt sauce and chutney.

Meethi Mangochian ( Lentil Fritters in Sweetened Creamy Yogurt )


For Lentil Fritters ( Mangochian ) :

  • 250 gm.  Split Yellow Lentil ( Moong dal )
  • 1 tsp.  carom seeds ( ajwain )
  • Pinch of nigella seeds ( kalonji )
  • 1/2 tsp.  red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp.  salt
  • 1 tbsp.  ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp.  baking soda
  • Cooking oil, for deep frying
For Yogurt sauce :
  • 1 kg Yogurt
  • 200 ml.  cream
  • 4 tbsp.  sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp.  red chilli powder
  • Water or milk, as required
For Sweet Tamarind Mint Chutney :
  • 1/4 cup thick pulp of tamarind ( imli )
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 -2 green chilli
  • Salt, to taste
For Topping :
  • Chaat masala, to taste
  • Mint leaves, chopped

Method :
  • Wash and soak the lentil in water for 2 - 3 hours. Then drain, place in a blender with carom seeds and nigella.
  • Grind to a smooth thick paste. Add a little water, if it is difficult to grind. Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  • Add red chilli powder, salt, ginger garlic paste and baking soda; mix well till the mixture is light. 
  • Cover and keep aside for about 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Drop a teaspoon of mixture, at a time in the oil and fry till light brown.
  • Remove from oil with a slotted spoon, drain on absorbent paper and keep aside. Continue frying, till all the mixture is used. 
  • When all fritters are fried, soak in a bowl of lukewarm water for about 6 - 8 minutes or until they are soft.
  • Press the fritters between your palms carefully to squeeze out the water.
  • For the yogurt sauce, whisk all the ingredients in a bowl. If the mixture is too thick, add little water or milk.
  • For the chutney, combine all ingredients of chutney in a blender and blend to make a fine paste. 
  • Arrange the fritters in a shallow dish, pour the yoghurt over them. 
  • Garnish with chaat masala, mint leaves and chutney. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Sending this to Ramadan Friendly Recipes and Joy From Fasting To Feasting – V

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I would like to thank Asmath of Fit for a taste for giving me " The Liebster Blog Award ". Please check out her wonderful blog if you haven't already and enjoy her mouthwatering recipes. Thank you once again, Asmath :)

The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The Meaning; Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcoming.

The rules are :
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
5. Go to their page and tell them.
6. Remember, no tag backs!

11 Things about me :
I would skip this step as I've done this before.

Questions tagged by Asmath :
1.What was the inspiration behind your blog?
I started this blog just to keep a record of all my tried and tested recipes at one place.
2.Which aspect of blogging do you find more interesting?
Meeting foodies form all over the world and coming across the different cuisines of the world, through their blog posts.
3.How many hours do you spend on blogging in a week?
I've never counted it. But, I can spend hours on it :)
4.What is the craziest thing you've ever done?
I can't really remember.
5. What quality do you most like in yourself and why? 
Helping & caring.6. If you were given a chance to undo one thing from your life what would it be and why??
7.Whats your memorable moment/favorite memory since you became a blogger?
There are so many. Specially when I received positive feedback from my readers.
8.What is your idea of a perfect breakfast?
Anything simple & quick to make, love a slice of cake with a cup of hot tea. 
9.What is your favorite pastime?
Internet surfing and watching reality shows. 
10.Who is your favorite blogger?
It's so hard to pick just one as I love so many blogs.
11.If you had to describe yourself in 3 words ... what would they be?
Calm, disciplined and reserved.
Here are my picks :
  1. Patsy at Pattycakes in the Kitchen 
  2. Priya at Priya's Special
  3. Zachary and Sarah at High Heels & Grills 
  4. Vijayalakshmi at VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA   
  5. Jaleela at cookbookjaleela
  6. Ellen at Ellen B Cookery
  7. Rekha at Indian Tasty Food Recipes 
  8. Maha at Mahaslovelyhome
  9. Simran at lazy cooks kitchen 
  10. PT at Indian Kitchen
  11. Follow foodie at Follow foodie
Same questions for you :

1.What was the inspiration behind your blog?
2.Which aspect of blogging do you find more interesting?
3.How many hours do you spend on blogging in a week?
4.What is the craziest thing you've ever done?
5. What quality do you most like in yourself and why?
6. If you were given a chance to undo one thing from your life what would it be and why??
7.Whats your memorable moment/favorite memory since you became a blogger?
8.What is your idea of a perfect breakfast?
9.What is your favorite pastime?
10.Who is your favorite blogger?
11.If you had to describe yourself in 3 words ... what would they be?

Please friends, accept the award and pass on to other bloggers :)

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


  1. Congrats dear and thanks for sharing with me :)

  2. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe..
    Have a peaceful Ramadan filled with lots of blessings :)

  3. Yummy...Sounds very flavorful.Love this:)

  4. looks absolutely delicious... i am coming over :-)

  5. Yummy fritters. I have yet to try cooking lenthils. Congrats with the award.

  6. Fritters and yogurt? Wow! This dish looks unique.

  7. congrats on your award Ambreen, and thank u so much for sharing with me...

  8. Oh man, we still have 10 more hours to go until iftar and these are making me hungry! Are these the same as Dahi Baray?

    1. They are almost same. Dahi Baray are made with Mash ki daal and sometimes Mash plus Mung daal :)

  9. Congrats on your award,keep rocking!
    Fitters is sweet yogurt sauce sounds delicious,unique recipe bookmarked


    Now as for this amazing dish - I've never seen something like this nor have I eaten it. It's super unique :):)

  11. interesting :)

    Ambreen, you left a comment on my old blog, thank you :) this is insha-Allah my new blog in case you were wondering...

    btw, are you Muslim Ambreen? if so, Ramadan Mubarak and advance happy Eid Al Fitr :)

    1. Thank you Mariam, will check out your new blog. Alhamdulillah, I am a Muslim. And Ramadan Mubarak to you too :)

  12. Hi Ambreen,

    Looks Delicious !!!

    Perfect presentation:)

    Keep up this good work Dear..

  13. hi ambreen. how's fasting. never tried lentil fritters before, especially with yogurt. totally new to me; hmmm must be delicious. have a nice day

  14. Slurp,fingerlicking dish..Makes me hungry..

  15. Congrats on another award my friend, much deserved :D
    Loving your delicious yoghurt creation!

    Choc Chip Uru

  16. These look so yummy! Congratulations on your award. Thank you for nominating me!

  17. Ambreen, I love mung daal fritters in yogurt sauce. I guess we all have a love for sweet and sour foods.

  18. Yum ...looks so yum ....nice recipe

  19. Thank you dear friends for your lovely comments :)

  20. I lived in the Middle East for a year and couldn't imagine how people managed with Ramadan at all. Then I went to one of the feasts after nightfall - I think they might just make it all worthwhile!!


  21. °♡彡¸.°

    Isso é tão bom!
    Um lindo dia, com muito sol, saúde e paz!!...
    Beijinhos do Brasil.


  22. congrats on your award..
    yummy and delicious recipe..
    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

  23. congrats on the award and thank you so much for sharing it with me too!....very nice mooong dal vadas.Ramadan Mubarak to you.

  24. hi dear, congrats and thank u so much for sharing this award with me..

  25. wada looks like loaded with flavors and it looks mouthwatering..
    Tasty Appetite

  26. looks v tempting Ambreen, thanks for sending it to my event and using the logo, it was nice to read abt you and Congratulations on the award

  27. Thank you for your comment on my blog sister Ambreen, Masha-Allah and Alhamdulillah that you're a Muslim like I am :)

    Do you think you can make a blog entry where you can share with us some info about yourself like a brief biography and how you got interested in cooking?

    take care and wasalaam :)

  28. I have been looking for some recipes with lentils! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday! Have a great week.

  29. Hello,
    First time here...Congratulation on the award and you have a very Attractive blog, I would love to follow you
    Take care & keep growing.

  30. A friend of mine's mother used to make these. I love them and never had a recipe. I will pin this. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

  31. Very original those lentil patties! Congratulations on your award!

  32. yum! that looks really good.

  33. °º♡
    º° ♫♡彡° ·.

    Bom fim de semana!

  34. Yummy n protein packed recipe! congrats on your awards.

  35. congrats Ambreen on the lovely blog, you so deserve it with such lovely recipe..i love yogurt so definitely bookmarking this dish:-)

  36. Absolutely delicious and very tempting dish... New to your space, happy to follow you :)

    Do check my blog when you find time..


  37. They look delicious! I've never seen something fried, then soaked in water! I'm going to pin this to try sometime and see what it's like!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  38. salam,
    Mouthwatering dhal dahi vada
    Thanks for the award.Ramadan kareem

  39. Thanks for linking your yummy recipe up with us at Creative Mondays :)

  40. Congratulations on your award, sweetie! Thank you so much for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 46. I love seeing you there! <3 and hugs!

  41. Ambreen, thank you so much for the award! I am truly honored to receive this from you. Patsy

  42. They look so mouthwatering and delicious! I like such food!

  43. Sorry this is late, but better late then never. Thanks so much for sharing with last weeks with Wednesday's Adorned From Above. I'm your newest follower. The link party is open now for this week.
    Debi Bolocofsky

  44. I've never seen anything like this. Looks yummy! Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! I hope to see you back tomorrow.

  45. Congratulations your fritters are being featured on foodie friday today. Stop by and get your featured button and thanks for sharing it with us.

  46. Hang on...let me grab a fork! These look so good! Thanks for sharing at Snips and Spice Sunday Slice.

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  51. I love your ramadan recipe , it looks delicious. I will try cooking it at home. Thanks for sharing!


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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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