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Vada or Vadai is a popular tea time snack in southern part of India. It is made up of grinded Urad Daal with chopped Ginger, Green Chilly and Curry leaves fried in oil and served hot with Chutney. Vada can vary in shape and size, but are usually either doughnut- or disc-shaped and are about between 5 and 8 cm across. They are made from dal, lentil, gram flour or potato.

Urad dal -1 1/4 cups
Finely chopped Green chilies – 8 no
Finely chopped Ginger – 1 tbsp
Pepper corns – ½ tsp
Chopped Curry leaves – 1tbsp
Potato flour (mashed Potato) – 1tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

•    Soak Urad dal for 30-45 minutes.
•    Grind Urad dal with little cold water.
•    Add chopped green chilies, ginger, curry leaves, pepper corns, potato flour and salt and mix well.
•    Heat Oil in a deep frying pan.
•    Dip the hands in the water and take some paste and place it on the palm of the left hand and flatten it.
•    Make a hole in the Center and Slide the Vada into hot oil.
•    Fry till both the sides are crisp and golden brown.
•    Serve hot with Coconut chutney and Sambhar.

Source: Sadhana’s Kitchen Recipes

This Recipe is a part of sadhanakitchen – Madappali

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