Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vegetarian Chicken Nuggets

To make these yummy nuggets, you will need the following ingredients:

2 Cups Split Chana Dal  (Available in most Indian grocery stores.)
1 Cup Leftover Mashed Potatoes
2 TBSP Maggi
1 tsp Black Pepper
Pinch of Thyme
Soak your dal for a few  hours, or overnight. Drain
In a food processor, grind your dal to the consistency of cornmeal. You may have to add some water, maybe up to 1/2 cup. You want to keep this mixture as stiff as you can. When ground up, place dal in a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Follow instructions below.

Your  mixture should look something like the picture below and be quite stiff.

Form into nugget shaped pieces. You may have to wet your hands with water as this mixture may become very sticky; just keep rinsing your hands without drying them and form the nuggets.
Place nuggets in deep fryer or a frying pan and fry until golden brown.

They will be tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

Plate them up and serve with your choice of dipping sauce. This is a great way to  get your little ones to eat legumes. They won't even know.  An alternative way to serve them is to make a burger patty.   Fry them in a frying pan and serve them up as you would any burger.