(I used wheat bread,crumble it well)
Salt to taste
Rice flour-1/2 cup
Water-1/3 cup or as needed
Chopped green chillies-1
Chopped curry leaves-1tsp
Cooking soda/ Sodium bicarbonate - a small pinch ( optional)
Oil-to deep fry
Take a bowl add all above ingredients except the cooking soda.
Knead this mixture to a soft dough,if needed add some water.Cover and rest the dough for 5 minutes.Just before frying the vada add the cooking soda & mix it well.
Heat oil in a pan,wet your palms with water,take small balls out of the mixture,flatten it slightly and make a hole in the middle of the vada.
Gently slide the vada into the hot oil,in medium flame fry till crisp & golden brown on all sides.
Serve it with any dip or chutney.
My vadas did not bloat and was not too soft without cooking soda,so i will suggest you to add.
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