This is an easy
recipe for a crispy fried tasty appetizer. It is made with Udad dal which
is a white dal. When served hot right out of the kadhai, they literally
melt in your mouth.
It is a great
tasty appetizer for a party platter.
If you like you
can make them ahead of time. Place them on a cookie sheet and place in the
oven to warm. Serve with spicy coconut chutney. T
Soak dal for
4-5 hours. Drain and grind dal with 1-4 tbsp. of water at a low speed for
45 seconds. Stir the mixture in between grinding the paste. Add remaining
ingredients and mix well. To make the vadas. Make sure you have wet hands.
Take a spoonful of the mixture. Shape into rounds and make a hole in the
centre. Slip from the side of the pot into hot oil and fry until golden
brown. Serve with coconut chutney.
Blend all the
above ingredients at high speed in a blender adding just enough water to
make a thick pouring consistency.
To temper the
chutney: In 1 tablespoon of hot oil, add 1 1/2 tsp. mustard seed, 1 1/2
tbsp. of chana dal, a few curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida. Add
this to the Chutney and mix well.
: To make the Coconut Chutney mild mix a dollop of sour cream to make a
creamy chutney mix for those of you who like a mild chutney.
refrigerator. Serve chilled or at room temperature.