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Mint vada Recipe

Mint vada is a popular Indian Starter
Author :
On :
Thursday, 12 May, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Starter Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
2 hours
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 1 cup - Mint vada
  • Channa dal (Bengal gram dal) 1/3 cup
  • 1/3 cup - tur dal (pigeon pea)
  • A little less than a 1/4th cup - Urad Dal (black gram)
  • 6-8 - Red Chillies
  • 1 cup - Mint leaves, separated from stalk
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp - asafetida
  • oil for frying
  • How to Make Mint vada:

    1. Soak the three dals together for about 2 hrs and then drain them and keep them aside.
    2. Separate the mint leaves, wash them well and keep them aside.
    3. Using a food processor, grind all the ingredients into a coarse paste adding little water as possible.
    4. You could also use a blender to grind the dals.
    5. Make sure that you can grind it adding minimal water.
    6. Heat oil in a kadai and shape the ground mixture in the shape of vadai and deep fry until golden brown.
    7. Drain on an absorbent paper and serve hot with chutney or ketchup.
    8. Recipe courtesy: My Cooking Journey


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