Mixed Dal Vada (with urad dal, tur dal & chana dal) - A crispy deep fried evening snack, made of mixed dals and seasoning.
Please use same measuring cup to measure dals.
1/3 cup / (Indian standard measuring cup of 80 ml / 3 oz capacity) channa dal (Bengal gram dal
1/3 cup tur dal
1/3 cup urad dal
1 - inch piece ginger, finely chopped
2 green chillies, finely chopped
6 curry leaves, 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. Prepare vada immediately. Divide dal mixture into 8 equal portions. Make round balls and and flatten it into round 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. Drain out from oil and place on kitchen towel / paper towel to absorb extra oil.
Serve with tomato ketchup / coconut chutney. It’s a tasty evening snack with tea / coffee.