Raw rice - 1 cup
( I used sona masoori rice)
Salt - 1/2 tsp or to your taste
Jeera/ Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Banana leaf as needed
Soak the rice for 3 hours.Drain out the water & put it in a blender/Mixi.
Grind it with very little water to a smooth semi thick batter.
Make sure you don't add too much water while grinding,you can always add later if its thick.
Add salt & jeera to the batter & mix.
Add a drop of oil to the banana leaf and grease it.Pour a ladle of batter & evenly spread it.Make sure you spread it very thin.( see picture)
Steam these leaves for 2 minutes till the leaf colour changes & your vadams are cooked.
Cool for a minute & gently peel them off .
Spread a clean white cloth & place these steamed vadams on them.
Dry them in sun or inside the house with fan on.
Dry them completely & store them in a container.
Deep fry them in oil & enjoy.
a) Hing & ground green chilly paste can also be added.Jeera can be replaced with ajwain.
b) Batter should be slightly runny than dosa batter.
c) Do not grease the leaf with too much oil then you won't be able to spread the batter evenly.
d) No need to ferment the batter for this vadam.
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