Thursday, February 27, 2014

Medu Vada

Medu Vada

1 cup urad dal/black gram
¼ tsp crushed black pepper
½ tsp cumin seeds
1 green chili, chopped
a pinch of asafoetida
2 to 3 tbsp water or strained water of the soaked urad dal
salt as required
oil for deep frying


Rinse the urad dal / black gram in water for a couple of times.

Soak them in enough water for 4-5 hours
drain well and take all the lentils in the grinder jar.

first add 1 tbsp water and grind the lentils for a few minutes.

switch off the grinder and scrape the sides of the jar with a spatula and add the unground lentils which stick to the sides of the jar inside the jar.
add 1 tbsp water and stir with the spatula.
grind again in intervals scraping and stirring the batter a few times.

Add the crushed black pepper, cumin, green chilies, asafoetida and salt to the ground batter.

Mix well and keep aside.
heat oil in a kadai or pan for deep frying the vadas.

Shape the vadas

Fry them in medium hot oil till golden and crisp.
drain vadas on paper napkins and serve the vad hot with chutney

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