Monday, March 23, 2009


1cup White Lentil / Urad Dal
4tsp Rice flour
2tsp shredded Ginger
2 chopped Green Chillies
10 chopped Curry leaves
Salt to taste
Cooking oil


  • Wash and soak dal in water for around 3 -4 hrs
  • Grind dal with around 2 to 3 tbsp of water into a smooth paste. To it add ginger, salt, rice flour, curry leaves, green chillies and mix thoroughly
  • Put couple of drops of oil in a thick plastic sheet and spread it. Take one tbsp of dough and place it over the plastic sheet and press slightly with hands(it is better to apply oil to the hand to avoid it from sticking). Then make a small hole at the center as shown below --
  • Heat around 2cups of cooking oil in pan. When oil is hot; slowly transfer vada from plastic to oil. Fry both sides in medium to high heat until it is cooked and crispy
  • Serve hot with chutney or sambar or make Dahi Vada as shown below
Dahi Vada -

6 Vadas
2 cup Yogurt

4tbsp shredded Carrot
1tbsp shredded Ginger
5 chopped Curry leaves
2tsp Black pepper powder
Salt to taste

  • In a bowl mix yogurt, carrots, ginger, black pepper, curry leaves and salt. In it soak vadas for around 1 hour
  • Enjoy!

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