Plantain/Raw Banana - 1 big
Chana Dal/Split Bengal Gram/Split Chickpeas - 1/2 cup
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Green Chillies - 5
Cumin/Jeera Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Coriander/Cilantro Leaves - few sprigs
1. Soak chana dal overnight or for about 4 hours.
2. Cut the plantain into 3 or 4 big pieces and make few cuts on the skin with a knife. Cook plantain in enough water till they turn soft. Drain the water and let it cool. The skin will come off easily, discard the skin. Grate or mash the cooked plantains. Finely chop cilantro leaves.
4. In a mixing bowl, add grated plantains, ground dal and chopped cilantro. Make round balls of the mix or slightly flatten them to form a pattice shape. Deep fry the wadas at medium flame till they turn golden brown.
5. Serve hot Plantain Wadas with ketchup or chutney.