Ginger-1 small piece(finely chopped)
Green Chilly-2 (finely chopped)
Curry leaves -1 spring
Small onion -15 finely chopped
Crushed red chilly-2tsp
Salt- to taste
Coconut Oil-for frying
Wash the daal and soak for 1 hour.Drain and keep aside for 1 more hour.
Here I used toor daal..I don’t have grinder so took small jar of the blender.
Grind the daal into coarse paste
No need to add water..b4 grinding take 2 tbsp of daal and keep aside.
To the ground daal add 2 tbsp of daal, salt,onion,ginger,green chilly,curry leaves and dry red chilly.
Mix finely and keep aside for 10 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan..
Then make dough in to small balls .wet ur palm and flatten it by pressing with other plam just like making cutlets.
Shape the vada as u want (i mean thick or thin)
Drop each vada to the hot oil and deep fry them by flipping each sides.Cook until vada is cooked both inside and outside .Transfer into kitchen tissue and serve with hot tea or coffee..
If u r cooking vada for the very first time ,make one vada and taste it first ..Then u can find what is lacking in ur vada ..U can adjust the spices as u need..And be very careful about the oil..Don’t heat the oil too much ..If so ,ur vada will be dark brown very soon but inside of the vada will be remain uncooked ..So before putting vada u can test the heat by dropping small bit of the dough to the oil and if it comes to the top of the oil with bubbles the oil is ready to fry ..some people like crispy vada some others less crispy ..So that depends up on u ..