Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Masala Vada

Masala Vada is a Simple crispy vada that is very popular in tea shops. It is raining heavily here every evenings.. Would like to have some crispy crunchy snack and so thought of preparing Vada. I usually make this vada so often at my home. Recently, I tasted this Masala Vada at my friend's home. The taste was too good and I loved it very much.  I asked her about the ingredients.  The special ingredient that made the vada too flavourful is Crushed Garlic. So, In this version, I added Crushed garlic and it turned out very well. Vada serves as a good snack along with Tea/Coffee. It tastes best when served hot.



INGREDIENTS:


Channa dal1 cup
Raw Rice1 tbsp
Onion1 - Finely Chopped
Green Chillies5
Curry LeavesAs Required
Fennel Seeds1 tsp
Cumin Seeds1 tsp
Crushed Garlic4 pods
Coriander LeavesAs Required
SaltTo Taste
OilTo Fry




STEPS:
  1. Soak Channa Dal and Rice for atleast 2 hrs. Drain the water completely and grind to a coarse paste. Mix all the other ingredients  except oil and keep aside. 
  2. In a deep bottomed pan, heat oil and take the small amount of batter and flatten it to a thin round shape and drop it carefully. Fry vada till it turns golden brown. 


Tips:
  • If you have forgotten to add Rice while soaking, Add 2 tsp Rice Flour. This will make the vada so crispy.