Ginger -a small piece
Green chillies-4 or 5
Cinnamon-a small piece
Fennel seeds / somph -1tsp
(do not add any water while grinding)
Channa dal-1 cup
Salt to taste
Chopped curry & coriander leaves-a handful
Finely chopped cabbage - 1 cup
Oil-to deep fry
Soak channa dal for 2 hours,drain the water completely.Save a handful of dal separately & grind the remaining to a coarse mixture.
Do not add water while grinding,if needed just sprinkle very little water,we need to have a thick coarse mixture.
Transfer into a bowl,now add the saved dal,ground masala,chopped cabbage,curry & coriander leaves & salt,mix it well.
If you think your mixture is a bit watery do not panic add some rice flour,besan or sooji,the water will get absorbed in fact your vadas will be crispier too.
Divide the mixture into small lemon size balls,slightly flatten it with your palm.
Heat oil in a pan in medium high flame deep fry the vadas till both sides are golden brown & crisp.
Remove it on a kitchen tissue for excess oil to get absorbed if any.
Serve them hot.
a) If your batter becomes watery,add sooji,rice flour or besan to thicken the mixture.
b) Chopped onions can be added,instead of green chillies you can add red chillies.
c) Try to fry the vadas as soon as you mixture all the ingredients,otherwise the mixture will start leaving water.
d) Do not add any water while grinding,otherwise while frying a lot of oil will get absorbed.
e) Chopped mint leaves gives extra flavour to your vada.
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