Minapa gaarelu (urad dal vada)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 500g - split urad dal with husk
  • Salt
  • Oil to deep fry
  • 1 tsp - cumin/jeera
  • 10 black pepper, crushed roughly if desired

How to Make Minapa gaarelu (urad dal vada)

  • Soak dal for 3 hours, remove husk (not completely),
  • Drain water completely and prepare a firm coarse paste along with salt.
  • Add pepper and jeera and mix well.
  • Make thin vada on a plastic sheet/or a clean wet cloth, put a hole in the centre and deep fry the vada on medium heat till it turns golden brown.
  • Place them on a paper napkin to remove extra oil, if any (usually this vada does not absorb oil as the dough is a firm coarse paste).