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MASALA VADA / CHANA DAL VADA
Preparation Time : 30
Cook Time : 20
Total Time : 50
1 cup Chana Dal (Soaked and drained)
2 to 3 Green Chillies
2 to 3 Dry Red Chillies
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander
1/4 cup finely chopped Mint leaves
1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
1/2 cup sliced Onions
1/2 tsp Hing
1 tsp grated Ginger
2/3 tsp Salt
Soak Chana Dal / Split Bengal Gram for at least 5-6 hrs. If you are running short of time, soak dal in warm water for 1.5 hr or so. Before grinding drain the soaked dal nicely. There should not be any water in daal . keep this soaked daal in a strainer for 5-7 minutes and allow to drain water fully.
In mixer jar take dal, green chillies, red chillies, cumin seeds. Grind coarsely. While grinding DON’T ADD WATER. We need coarse paste. some whole chana dal pieces will taste amazing with other spices.. Still if you feel ,dal is so dry to grind , you can add 1 tsp water..
In mixing bowl take grinded dal. Now add Coriander, mint, coconut,ginger , onion, salt and hing. Mix nicely. Take a small portion on your palm and give shape of vada.
Fry this vadas in hot oil till golden and crispy.
Serve hot with Favourite chutney or tomato ketchup or Hot cup of Tea / Coffee.
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