Past 2 days weather at bay area changed a lot. Looks like monsoon season. I wish I was in India enjoying warm rain rather cold rain. Still rain is rain. This kind of rainy weather, I would love to eat Bajji/pakoda/masala vada or something crunchy along with hot masala tea. So decided to make Ragi vada.
Very simple to make and delicious.
Source - Web with few variations.
1 cup Ragi(finger millet) flour
1 tbsp rice flour
1/2 cup roasted gram dal(Dalia)
1/2 cup peanuts
6 chopped green chilies ( I like it spicy so I used more chilies. Adjust as per your spice level)
1 onion chopped
1/4 bunch coriander chopped finely(You can use chopped dil as well)
1 tsp cumin seeds
salt as per taste
red chili powder as per your spice level(optional if you want to avoid green chilies)
1/2 tsp chat masala (Optional)
Oil to deep fry
In a blender blend peanuts and roasted gram dal into coarse powder. Mix all ingredients with small amount of water to make small patties. Make sure add water as necessary. Do not add too much water.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the patties till they turn golden color on medium heat. Do not fry on high.
Serve with ketchup. I am sure everyone will love these vada.