Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Moong Dal Vada/Lentil Fritters

Moong Dal Vada is a very famous snack or starter which goes well with ketchup or any hot chutneys.
It is a crispy starter which is crisp outside. Inside it is soft and tastes awesome as an evening snack with hot cup of tea.I learnt this recipe from manjula's kitchen owned by Manjula Jain.

I have altered with the quantities a little, to bring taste according to my family requirements.
It tastes awesome. Here I share you my tweaked recipe.

Ingredients:
Moong dal/Deskinned split green gram- 1 cup
Potatoes-1/2 cup boiled peeled and mashed
Cumin seeds/Jeera-1 tsp
Green chillies-1-2 minced
Grated ginger- 1 ts
Baking soda-pinch
Asafoetida/Hing-pinch
Salt to taste
Curry leaves-1 sprig chopped
Water as required to grind the batter
Oil to deep fry
Recipe:
  1. Soak moong dal in about 2-3 cups of water for 4-5 hours.
  2. Grind it coarsely using as little water as possible.
  3. Add potatoes, green chillies, ginger, jeera, asafoetida,baking soda,curry leaves and salt to the batter and mix the batter for few minutes till the batter is light. Add water if required only.
  4. In medium hot oil in a deep pan fry small dumplings of the batter till golden.
  5. These vadas will be crispy outside and soft inside.
  6. Serve them with ketchup.
Note:
  1. Do not make the batter too thick, then vadas will become too hard, nor make the batter thin then it will absorb more oil.
  2. Fry in medium hot oil only,do not fry in too hot oil as it won't be cooked inside.

Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)