Here is the recipe for the same
1 cup urad dal
1 medium sized onion chopped(optional)
2 green chilies cut into small pieces (Optional)
1tsp crushed black pepper
1 tsp cumin seeds
1tsp chopped curry leaves
Oil to deep fry
Soak urad dal for 2 to 3 hrs. Wash and grind in a food processor with little water into smooth paste. Do not use more water.
Mix the dough thoroughly with chilies, pepper, salt, cumin seeds and onions. I made half batter with onions and remaining half without onions.
Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
Take small lemon sized dough keep it on damped plastic sheet or banana leaf or on palm. I always do it on hand. With practice you will get the shape right. Slightly damp your hand and flatten the dough slightly and make a hole in the middle. Gently transfer the shaped dough into oil and deep fry till it turns into golden brown color on both sides.
Serve hot vada with chutney or sambar.
U bet all your friends and family members will love to eat these yummy vada.