Long weekend is just few days from now. Planning for any get together? Thinking about snack item? Need a simple and easy snack/appetizer to impress guests and friends......?
Here you go crispy,spicy masal vada. These vadas are very famous in Andhra.
1 cup of Chana Dal (Split Bengal Gram)
1 tbsp rice (Small amount of this rice helps to make the outer layer crispy).
1 onion chopped (don't chop too thin/small)
7-8 Green chilies (Adjust as per your spice)
1/2 inch Ginger
1tbsp cumin seeds
3 garlic flakes (chopped finely)
salt to taste
Dil greens (optional ) . You can substitute this with Coriander leaves.
3 Garlic flakes
Oil to deep fry
1. Soak dal/lentils and rice for 3-4 hours. Keep 1tbsp of soaked lentils aside. In a blender grind remaining soaked lentils,rice ,green chilies, cumin seeds,Ginger, and Salt into coarse paste(don't make it too smooth).
2. Mix chopped onions, chopped garlic, chopped greens(dil or coriander) , spice lovers can add chopped chilies and soaked lentils (which we kept aside) with coarse paste.
3. Take 1 tbsp of mixture make a small lemon sized ball and pat it with fingers. Deep fry these in oil on medium heat. Once they turn golden color remove it from the oil.
Picture of making the vadas:
4. These can be served as it is or with green chutney(coriander chutney) or peanut chutney. I like to eat just like that.
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