Sunday, December 18, 2016

மசாலா வடை / Masala Vadai

Now its winter season here and weekends are special.We would like to gather with friends and munch something crispy
Here is the Masala Vadai recipe which I made with twice this month during a gathering


Ingredients
  • Channa Dhal - 2 cups
  • Sombu / Fennel Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic - 5 nos (optional)
  • Ginger - small piece
  • Onion - 2 (medium size)
  • Coriander and Curry leaves - little
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • Oil - deep fry
Method
Step 1 - Soaking
  • Soak channa dhal / kadalai parupu for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours
  • Drain the excess water and keep it aside
Step 2 - Batter
  • Take a mixer jar.Put ginger, garlic (if using) and fennel seeds in it.Run the mixer once
  • Add soaked and drained dhal to it
  • Grind it coarsely using the water from soaked dhal
Step 3 - Mixing
  • Heat oil in a deep frying kadai
  • Meanwhile chop onion, curry leaves and coriander leaves to it
  • Add to it the batter and mix well
  • Put salt and mix well

Step 4 - Masala Vadai
  • Divide the batter into small sized balls and keep it on a plate
  • Wet your palms and fingers
  • Flatten the balls into a small thin discs
  • Drop it into oil carefully
  • Fry well on both the sides

Serve hot with a chutney along with a cup of chai / coffee