Black gram lentils are so nutritious. I  heard from an Ayurvedic doctor that its really good for building up worn off cartilages. I really believe in it. Once I something happen  to my knee and a bandaid with a layer of black gram lentils put on my knee for several days and I got cured.

I try to use black gram lentils when ever I can. I have done ulundu vada recipe.. click here to het it.

If you like to see more step by step Sri Lankan recipes click here.

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I used 1/2 cup urid dhal (Undu) , 1 table spoon split chick pea, (Kadala Parippu) , 1/4 Tsp fenugreek seeds, 1 cup plain rice with 1 cup parboiled rice (Samba). Soak all together over night.
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Add all the ingredients in to the grinder and grind well adding the water you used to soak them.
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Blend until it comes to a paste.
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Put that in to  a pot .
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After 12 hours it will look like this.
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Mix it well. Add enough salt. The consistency should a continuous flow. 
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Put a pan on the stove and add a drop of oil in to the pan.
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Use a paper towel or a piece of cloth and wipe well. greasing the pan will ease the pancake from the pan well.
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After put a spoon full of the mixture in to the middle.You can lift and turn the pan in a circular motion or spread using the the back of the spoon to form a pancake.
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Turn  the stove on high.
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When its well cooked it lift from sides like this.
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Then turn to the other side and cook until golden brown.
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You can roll it or serve as it is. Serve hot.
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Serve with coconut chutney or Sambar.