This dish is a south Indian Breakfast Dish,A deep fried item but this does’nt take up any oil,and is served with chutney and sambhar.Is served as a snack too.Vadas made at home are sure good enough.Prepared by soaking split black gram/urad dal and grinding into a thick batter with very less water.
Urad dal/Split black gram/Minnappapu – 2 cups
Cumin/Jeera – 1/2 tsp
Black pepper – 1/2 tsp
Onion – 1 chopped
salt – as per taste
Baking soda – 2 pinches
Oil for deep frying
Wash and soak the dal for atleast 4 hrs or overnight to prepare in the morning.
Drain and Grind into a smooth batter with very little water.
Add,salt,Cumin,Pepper,Baking soda and chopped onions.
Mix well to combine and keep.
Heat oil for deep frying and prepare vadas with wet palms ,use only fingers and make patties and make a hole in the center with your thumb and drop into hot oil,fry till golden brown on both sides and drain into a large bowl with paper towels.They look like doughnuts…
Serve hot With coconut chutney and or with Sambhar.
For chutney or sambhar recipes see the categories section.