PREP TIME: 5 Mins (excluding the soaking time)
COOKING TIME: 20 Mins
Green Chilli -2
Urad Dal – 1 cup
Salt – 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Onion – 1 finely chopped
Oil – to deep fry the Vadai
STEP 1: Wash and soak the urad dal for 2 hours and grind it to a fine paste adding salt and very little water. If the batter is too watery you will not get the round shape.
STEP 2: Add chopped onion, chopped green chilli and curry leaves to the dal batter and mix well. VARIATION – you can add chopped onion, curry leaves, cumin seeds and pepper corns as well.
STEP 3: Heat oil in a deep pan.
STEP 4: Take a small plastic sheet and apply 2 drops of water and spread it well. Now take a small portion of the dal mixture and place it on the plastic sheet. Flatten the dough and make a hole in the middle and place it in the hot oil.
STEP 5: Wait for the vadai to turn golden brown on one side, then flip it and allow it to cook on the other side.
TIP: Serve with sambar and coconut chutney. For sambar vadai you can soak the vadai in sambar, garnish with chopped onion and chopped coriander leaves.