October 2, 2006

Methu Vada

Crisp Savory Vada made with Urad Dal.

We would need 1 cup Urad dal, Salt to taste. We can make three varieties of vada. 1)Plain vada with salt. 2) With Onion & Green Chillis. For this we need 1/2 Onion finely chopped. 2 green chills chopped, 1/4 tsp minced ginger, 2 Tbs of Cilantro/Coriander leaves.3) Plain vada with salt and pepper. For this you will need 1 tsp of peppercorns. Oil to fry vada.

Soak the urad dal in water for 5 hrs or overnight. Wash & drain the water. Grind it to a thick paste with some salt. If you are making it with pepper add peppercorns just before you want to remove it and grind it once. If you are making with onion & chillis. After you grind the dal. Add the dough to the chopped onion, green chillis, ginger, cilantro & coriander and mix it well.

In a pan heat the oil. When the oil is warm,on a wet cloth place little dough and make round balls with a hole in the center. Put it in the oil and fry till golden brown. Serve hot vada with coconut chutney or ginger chutney or Sambar.