Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Chana dal vada /Masala vada

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One can find this snack in any tea stall all over south india.This is a very easy and simple south indian snack which can be made with the basic ingredients at home.This goes well in lunch or snack or even breakfast.
Ingredients:
1 Big cup Chana dal
1 onion,finely chopped
4-5 green chillies finely chopped or 1 tsp green chilli paste
2 tbsp chopped corriander
2 tbsp chopped mint(optional)
1 tbsp chopped curry leaves
1 tbsp ginger finely chopped
salt
oil(for deep frying)

Method:
Soak dal for 3-4 hrs or overnight.Drain the water from the dal and grind it to a coarse paste in whipper mode(do not add water).
Add finely chopped onions,green chillies,corriander,mint,curry leaves,ginger and salt to it and just run once in mixie(whipper mode,do not run much).
Take a small portion of the mixture and pat it into a round shaped vada on a greased palm(greased milk covers work best for this) and deep fry in oil until golden in colour.
(If you like you can sprinkle sesame seeds on the vada and pat it again before frying)

Serve hot with green chutney/coconut chutney or tomato sauce.

I am sending this to "Sunday Snacks -Chaats/Indian Street Food" event at pallavi's blog.

3 comments:

Akal's Saappadu said...

one of the favorite snacks of my papa;

Food Fanatic said...

hey dear, i tried yours today. everyone liked it. it made me so happy to please them - thanks to you! u have very nice snacks dear. keep posting. love to revisit.

sasirekhaurs6 said...

One tip u can grind the masala first like green chilles, sombhu, garlic to a coarse paste after which you can grind the channa dhal

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