Nov 11, 2011

Urad dal - Rice Vada / Ambado

Urad dal - Rice Vada / Ambado

A very tasty evening snack. Good combination with coconut chutney !!!!

Makes: 16


1 cup (100 g) urad dal

1 cup (100 g) raw rice (pachari)

2 cups water

1 - inch piece ginger, finely chopped

1 green chilli, finely chopped

8 curry leaves, finely chopped

2 pinches hing (asafoetida)

1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste( not more than 3/4 teaspoon)

200 ml oil


Wash and soak urad dal and rice together for 2 hours. Drain out water completely and make a smooth and thick batter in a mixer. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons water when making batter.

Transfer the vada batter into another bowl and mix with chopped ginger, green chilli, curry leaves, hing and salt. Prepare ambado / vada immediately.

Heat oil in a kadai. Reduce heat to medium and drop teaspoons (use small spoons which shape like ice cream scoop to get evenly round shape) of the vada / ambado batter (8 ambados at a time ) and fry till golden color on both the sides.

Drain and place on kitchen towel to absorb excess oil.

Serve as an evening snack with Coconut chutney.

Coconut chutney (Hotel New Woodlands, Chennai style special coconut chutney)

Serves: 3

1 cup (100 g) grated coconut

1 green chilli, chopped

1/2 - inch piece ginger, chopped

1/2 teaspoon tamarind paste

8 mint leaves

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons water


Make a smooth and thick paste of above ingredients in a mixer / blender. Serve with vada / ambados.

1 comment:

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Wow!,Yumm, perfectly done and crisp vada balls.Luv it.