Sunday, July 19, 2009
Aama Vadai/Lentils Vada
Vada or Vadai is a South Indian snack made up of mixed lentils.Ive not added onions in this vadai because I made these for Aadi Festival.A little bit of fennel seeds can be added while grinding and chopped onions can be added to the paste for making Masal vadai.
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Channa dal - 1/2 cup
Urad dal - 2tbsp
Dry red chillies -4 or 5
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few (chopped)
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying the vadai
Soak all the dals together along with the dry red chillies for 2 hours.
Drain and keep them for about an hour.
Then grind along with rechillies,required amount of salt,asafoetida into a coarse paste.Add only 2tbsp or 3tbsp of water while grinding.
The paste should be coarse and should not be watery.Add the chopped curry leaves.
Heat 3 cups of oil in a wide pan.Make small balls and gently pat to make into a disc shape.When the oil is hot enough,drop the vadai and fry in high heat for 2 minutes.Then reduce the heat and fry for few more minutes until the vadai turns golden brown in color.
Sending this over to MLLA - 13 hosted by Harini of tumyumtreats.This event was actually started by Susan