White round whole urad dal - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Chopped ginger -1tsp
Chopped onion-a handful
Chopped curry & coriander leaves-2tsp
Oil-to deep fry
Soak urad dal in water for 1 hour.
Grind salt,ginger & green chillies in a mixie jar,now drain out the water from the urad dal and add.
Grind it to a coarse paste.Grind the dal to a very fluffy thick batter by sprinkling water in intervals.
Do not add too much water at the beginning of grinding.
Remove the batter in a bowl,now add all the above ingredients except oil.
Mix everything till combined.Heat oil in a pan.
Wet your hand with water take small portion of the batter flatten them.Make a hole in the middle & slowly slide into the hot oil.
In medium high flame deep fry the vadai till crisp & golden brown on all sides.
Remove them on a kitchen paper for excess oil to get absorbed.
Serve them hot with coconut chutney.
a) Always deep fry in medium high flame otherwise the vadais will drink too much oil.
b) For shaping out the water you can use banana leaf or a plastic sheet(zip lock).
c) Do not soak the dal for more than 2 hours.Grind the batter in intervals by sprinkling water in between.If your batter goes watery add some rice flour to thicken the batter.Wet grinder is best for grinding the batter.
d) Avoid onion if keeping for pooja.
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