Monday, 3 October 2011

Uzhunnu vada

Ingredients


1) Urad Daal ( Uzhunu Parippu) – 1 cup
2) Shallots – 7 nos. ( chopped finely)
3) Ginger – 1 no( 1” piece- chopped)
4) Curry leaves – few leaves- chopped
5) Coriander leaves – few – Chopped
6) Green chilly – 3 nos.- Chopped
7) Whole pepper – 10 -15 nos.
8) Asafetida – 2 pinch
9) Salt – to taste.
10) Baking soda- ¼ teaspoon
11) Oil – as required


Method


Clean and soak the uzhunnu parippu for about 2 hours minimum. Then drain the daal and grind with out water in a grinder little by little and repeat the process until you get a thick smooth paste ( If necessary – add 1 ½ table spoon of water only. )


Add 2- 10 ingredients in the thick batter and mix well. Keep aside the batter for about 10- 15 minutes for raising. Make the mixture to patties shape and put a hole in the middle with your thumb and deep fry the vada in hot oil in a medium heat. When it become golden brown and crisp remove from the oil and drain the excess oil using the kitchen towels and Serve hot with coconut chutney.


BY GEETHU ELSA MATHEWS

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