Apr 28, 2010

Medu Vada with Coriander Leaves



Medu Vada with Coriander Leaves

Ingredients

1 cup urad dal
2 cups water ( for soaking urad dal )
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoon water ( for grinding )

Other ingredients

1 - inch piece ginger, finely chopped
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1/4 cup coriander leaves ( or mint leaves / basil ), finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped ( optional )
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
3/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
250 ml for deep frying ( 1 3/4 - inch from the base of the kadai / frying pan )

Method

Wash and soak urad dal for 4 hours. Drain out water completely.

Add 1/4 cup water and grind urad dal to a fine paste in a grinder ( grinding time - approximately 30 - 35 minutes ). Sprinkle 2 tablespoon extra water while grinding. Batter should be thick in consistency ( do not add more water ).

Transfer vada batter to another bowl and mix with chopped ginger, green chilli, onion, coriander leaves, peppercorns and salt.

Heat oil in a wide kadai / frying pan. Wet your palms and take batter into the palms. Shape into balls and make a hole in the centre ( like doughnut ) and deep fry on a medium heat in batches ( 5 / 6 at a time ) till golden color and fragrant. Serve with coconut chutney and sambar.

1 comment:

Hari Chandana said...

Woww... what a inviting click ?.. looks amazing dear!!