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Lentils Vada Recipe

Lentils Vada is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
30 minutes
Servings :
Serves 6
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  • 1/2 cup - broken black gram (urad dal)
  • 3/4 cup - Bengal Gram (channa dhal)
  • 1/4 cup - red gram dal (tur dal)
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup - scraped Coconut
  • Asafoetida (hing), a pinch
  • 1/2 tsp - chilli powder
  • oil (to deep fry)
  • salt to taste
  • How to Make Lentils Vada:

    1. Soak all three dals together for about 1/2 an hour.
    2. Drain all the water and grind in a mixer, adding minimum amount of water.
    3. Add salt and asafetida to the mixture and mix well.
    4. The mixture should not be ground to a fine paste.
    5. It should be coarse.
    6. Chop curry leaves, coriander leaves and coconut, and add these to this mixture.
    7. Heat oil in a pan (on a low flame), take a small amount of the mixture, make it into small patties by placing on a plastic or aluminium foil, and add into the oil.
    8. Turn over four or five times.
    9. When it turns brown, the vada is done and can be taken out.
    10. Serve hot with coconut chutney.


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