Thursday, September 06, 2007

Dal vada

Tur Dal - 1cup, Channa dal - 1/4 cup, rice - 1/4 cup, red chillies - 3, green chillies - 2, salt - 1 tsp or according to taste, oil - to fry, curry leaves and coriander leaves.

1. Soak tur dal, channa dal and rice in water for an hour.
2. Grind red chillies and green chillies and then add the soaked dals and rice and grind it very coarsely ( a few seconds) without adding water.
3. Add salt.
4. Cut the coriander and curry leaves to small pieces and mix.
5. Take a small bal of the mixture, flaten it on a plasitc sheet and deep fry in oil in medium flame till it becomes golden brown and crispy. Keep turning over till it is fully cooked.

Onions and garlic, or cabbage cut into small pieces, and pudhina (mint) leaves may be added for enhancing taste.
Eat with tomato sauce or coconut chutney. Soutn Indians love dipping these vadais in hot tomato rasam and eating them.