|Soya Chunks/Meal Maker Masala Vada|
Channa dal -1/2 cup
Soya chunks/Meal maker-1/2 cup
Chopped curry,coriander & mint leaves together -1tbsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Cinnamon-a small piece
Oil-to deep fry
Soak channa dal for 2 hours in water.Drain out the water completely.Grind the channal dal to a semi coarse mixture.Do not add water while grinding
Soak soya chunks in hot water for 10 minutes.Rinse it with cold water to remove raw smell.Squeeze out the water completely.
In a grinder add cinnamon,cloves,ginger/garlic paste,red chillies,fennel seeds & soya chunks.Grind it to a semi fine paste.Do not add any water while grinding.
In a mixing bowl add the ground soya paste,ground channa dal,salt,onion,mint,curry & coriander leaves.
Gently mix everything well,till its combined
Heat oil in a pan take small portion of the mixture,pat them on your palm to form a thick circle & gently slide into the oil.
Deep fry in medium high flame till crisp & brown on all sides.
Remove it on a kitchen paper to remove any excess oil.
Serve them hot with any dip you like.
a) Make sure there is no water at all in your mixture.Otherwise your vada will absorb too much of oil.
b) If its soggy add besan or rice flour to adjust the consistency.
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