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DHAL VADAI

Dhal vada also known as parupu vada is a popular South Indian snack. It will be crispy outside and soft inside. We need to soak the dhal for 3 hrs so that we can grind the dhal without water.Keep 1 tbsp. dhal without grinding.

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Ingredients:

Channa dhal:1/2 cup

Toor dhal :1/2 cup

Dry chillies:3

Green chilli:1

Onion:1 or 2 finely chopped

Curry leaves

coriander leaves

Salt as needed

OIl for frying

Method:

  1. To the coarsely grinded batter add dhal, chopped onions,curry leaves coriander leaves and salt.Add 1 tsp of hot oil to it
  2. Make balls . Take one ball and gently flatten it on the hands.Gather the edges to smoothen it.The more flatter the more crispier it will be.
  3. Heat oil and fry vadas by turning both sidestill golden color.

Some use shallots for this kind of vada.

Can use vada parupu alone.too.

For masala vada can add ginger and fennel seeds too.

Do not cover the vadas while it is hot it makes it soft and soggy.

make small balls and fry it will be crispy pakoras

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ALOO BONDA/POTATO BONDA

We have many fried snacks. LAnd all time favourite is Potato bonda.One can use only potato and onion for stuffing or can add carrot or peas according to ones taste.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Potato :11/2 kg
  • Onion: 2or 3
  • Curry leaves: few
  • Carrot: 1or 2.
  • Green chillies:2or 3/Or red chilly powder accdg. to taste
  • salt
  • Ginger grated:1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • Oil

Method:

  1. Boil or pressure cook the potatoes and peel them
  2. Mashwell.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal
  4. Add finely chopped onions,curry leaves,and saute a little then add grated carrot and ginger if you are adding boiled one then can add with potato.
  5. when done add mashed potato to the mixture add salt and mix well.
  6. Then add chopped coriander leaves
  7. Remove from fire and make it into small balls. keep aside.
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For Batter:

INGREDIENTS

  • Gram flour:1 cup
  • Rice flour 1/4 cup
  • chilli powder 1/2 tsp to 1tsp( accdg to taste)
  • salt
  • Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
  • Baking soda a pinch
  • Water 1/2 to 1/3 rd cup

Mix all the ingredients and make it as a batter.It must be flowing .

METHOD

  • Heat oil in a kadai for frying.To check if the oil is hot enough to fry bondas,put a drop of batter it will raise to the surface immediately then it is ready.Now reduce the flame to medium.
  • Take the potato ball dip in batter it should be coated well and then fry in oil till golden brown.Put in tissue paper for it to absorb oil.
  • Serve hot with chutney or sauce

If u r ginger can less the no. of chillies, can add accdg to ones taste.If for kids can use chiili powder itself.

A very nice snack to have with tea or coffee.

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