Saturday, September 8, 2012

Masala Vada

1 cup chana dal
2 tbsp rice flour
1 medium sized onion - finely chopped
1 garlic pod
1 cm Ginger
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
1/4 tsp ajwain seeds
7-8 coriander sprigs
2-3 curry sprigs - finely chopped
2-3 green chilli
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Oil for frying

1) Soak chana dal for 4-5 hours. Keep aside 1-2 tbsp of soaked chanadal aside. Drain and grind the rest with garlic, ginger, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, ajwain seeds, coriander sprigs and green chilli. Do not add water while grinding. Grind to a coarse paste.
2) Mix with whole chana dal, onion, curry leaves and turmeric powder. Check for salt.
3) Heat oil in a frying pan (medium). Take some dough and make a ball - 1 inch in diameter. Pat it into a circular disc 1 cm thick and gently place it in the pan. Fry for 3-4 minutes until the vada starts to turn golden brown.If the pan is big, you can fry multiple vadas at a time.

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