Urad vada

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Vada, the boyfriend of Idly...or rather Indian savoury donuts! :) Every South Indian is sure to have his/her own version of making idly and vada. I am posting my mother's recipe. However, if you like the typical karnataka/ mysore style vadas/bondas, do visit http://www.tasteofmysore.com/


1 cup whole urad dal
1 tsp toor dal
salt to taste
2 red chillies, 1 small green chilli (for grinding)
hing 2 dashes

Soak the dals for exactly 45 min. Grind to a smooth paste in a mixie/grinder. With wet hands, flatten out on oil smeared plastic sheets, make a hole in the centre like a donut and slide it into oil and deep fry in med flame till golden brown.. Serve with cutney and sambhar...

For a variation, you can also add either of the following:
1. chopped onions
2. cabbage chopped
3. coriander leaves / curry leaves chopped
4. chopped greens (keerai)
5. chopped cow pea (karamani) to the batter

If you want Mysore bondas, Add salt, pieces of coconut and black pepper into the batter roll out into balls and deep fry.
For sambhar vadas, dip into a bowl of sambhar
For rasa vadai, dip into a bowl of rasam
For dahi vada or thayir vadai, make a paste with 3 green chillies, 1 inch ginger, 2 tbsp coconut gratings. Add this to the bowl of curds.
Dip about 5 vadas in curds and top it off with grated carrot, boondhi, coriander leaves and fried mustard seeds!

Yumm!!! Enjoy!!!


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