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Masala Vada Recipe

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On :
Monday, 10 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Starter Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
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  • 1 cup - Bengal Gram (Chana) Dal
  • 1 cup - onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup - coriander leaves, minced
  • 4 dry Red Chillies
  • few curry leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 tbsp - Rice flour
  • salt to taste
  • oil to fry
  • How to Make Masala Vada:

    1. Soak the Dal with red chillies for 2 hours. Drain and grind to stiff, coarse paste.
    2. Add rest of the ingredients and mix well.
    3. Heat oil for deep frying. It should be just moderately hot.
    4. Take a piece of plastic sheet and grease it lightly with oil.
    5. Place about 3 tbsp of the Vadai mixture on it.
    6. Flatten to a disc, about 1/2 cm thick.
    7. Transfer it carefully into the oil.
    8. Shape 3 or 4 more Vadas and drop into the oil.
    9. Fry on moderate heat till the Vadas are cooked and golden brown.
    10. Well-made Masala Vada is crisp on outside and soft inside.


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