Vada

Snack

Vada
 
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Subaddra SankrutiPublished on 4/1/2018

Vada or vadai as we Tamils say, is a very tasty snack. Crispy outside, soft inside, it is a snack for all ages. In restaurants, they serve vada along side of Pongal for breakfast which is a great combo. There are 2 varieties of vada. One is made with just urad dal & the other one namely "mupparuppu", (meaning 3 dals) urad, tur & channa dal. My recipe here is made with urad dal only.

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What you will need

Whole urad dal - 1 cup (240ml cup)

8 tbsp/ half cup water

Green chilli - 5

Salt to taste

Medium sized onions - 2

Oil for deep frying.

How to cook

1

Wash & soak urad dal for 2 hours.

2

Grind the soaked dal along with chilli (& asafoetida if using) into a smooth paste. Do not add more water than 1/2 cup.

Grind the soaked dal along with chilli (& asafoetida if using) into a smooth paste. Do not add more water than 1/2 cup.

3

Finely chop the onions & add it to the batter. Add salt. Mix well.

Finely chop the onions & add it to the batter. Add salt. Mix well.

4

Heat oil in high flame. Once the oil is hot (drop a little ball of batter in oil to check the temp) switch to medium low flame.

5

Take little amount of batter in ur palm, flatten it a little. Make a hole in the middle. Drop it in oil an fry until brown. (Be careful not to burn it)

Take little amount of batter in ur palm, flatten it a little. Make a hole in the middle. Drop it in oil an fry until brown. (Be careful not to burn it)

6

Drain excess oil in a kitchen towel. Serve hot with coconut chutney or just as is.

Drain excess oil in a kitchen towel. Serve hot with coconut chutney or just as is.

7

Tips

Generally 2 hours is more than enough. But i soak it for more than 3 hours. The more dal soaks, the tastier the vada will be. The hole in the middle lets the batter to be cooed evenly. Vada can be prepared without onions too.

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