Saturday, September 12, 2009

Dal Vada.

Dal Vada is a popular evening snack and a great accompaniment to Tea , especially on a Rainy day. Dal Vada (Lentil fritters) can be made with Masoor Dal , Moong Dal , Chana Dal or all Dals mixed together. Heres the recipe of Chana Dal Vada .
Ingredients :
1 cup Chana Dal , Salt to taste , 8-10 green chilly ,
1/2 tspn cumin powder , 2 cloves of garlic (optional) ,
1/4th tspn turmeric , 2 pinch asafoetida , 10-12 curry leaves,
1/4th cup chopped Cilantro. Oil to deep fry.
Procedure :
Soak Chana Dal for minimum 8 hrs. Drain all the water and grind the Dal. Grind 3/4th Dal very fine and the rest should be kept coarsely ground. Add salt to taste , cumin powder , turmeric , asafoetida , chopped cilantro , curry leaves.
Heat oil in a pan to deep fry . Make the Vada Round in shape and make a hole in the center . This cooks it all the way through and make it crisp. Serve it with Green chutney.


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