My husband's favourite dish! He likes masala vadai with rava kesari :) Both my granny olly and mom make excellent masal vadas
3/4 cup channa dal1/4 cup toor dal
1/8 cup urad dal
salt to taste
green chillies 2-3
dried red chillies- 3-4
hing 3 dashes
Chopped onions -1/2 cup
curry leaves -1 sprig
Soak the dals exactly for 1 hour. If you soak it for a longer time, the vadas will not be crispy for a long time after it is fried. Drain the excess water and grind together with salt, chillies, hing. Mix chopped onions and curry leaves in the batter.
vadas into hot oil. Fry till golden brown and evenly cooked. The flame should be med-high to aid even cooking. If the oil is too hot, it may not get cooked inside.
Serve with chutney or Rava Kesari on the side :)