Mixed Dal Vada with Sabudana (Sago). (A crispy deep fried evening snack, made of mixed dals, sago and spices !!! )
Makes: 10 - 12
1/3 cup / (Indian standard measuring cup of 80 ml / 6 ml / 3 oz capacity) channa dal (Bengal gram dal)
1/3 cup tur dal
1/3 cup urad dal
2 tablespoon sabudana (sago)(soak in ½ cup water for two hours and squeeze out water)
1 - inch piece ginger, finely chopped
2 green chillies (1 big size or 2 small size), finely chopped
6 curry leaves, finely chopped
5 shallots (chuvannuli / sambar onion) finely chopped or 2 tablespoon finely sliced onion
2 pinches asafoetida (hing)
3/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
200 ml oil for frying
Wash and soak dals in water for 2 hours.
Drain out water completely and grind dals together in a mixer to a rough paste (Batter should be thick in consistency ). Do not add water when grinding.
Transfer this dal mixture to another container and mix with other ingredients (sabudana (without water), chopped green chilli, curry leaves, ginger and shallots). Prepare vada immediately. Divide dal mixture into 10 equal portions. Make round balls and and flatten into round shape (or make dough nut shape).
Heat oil in a kadai / frying pan. Reduce heat to medium and fry dal vadas in batches ( 4 at a time ) till light golden color on both the sides.
Serve with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup. It’s a tasty evening snack with tea / coffee.