Urad dal 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Method of preparation:
Soak urad dal in water for an hour.
Grind the soaked urad dal and little salt into thick smooth paste adding minimum amount of water.
In a deep pan, heat oil on medium high.
Wash left palm and let it be wet all through the process.
Using right hand, make lemon sized ball with urad dal mixture.
Place in on left hand and flatten it.
Make a small hole in the middle and slowly leave in hot oil.
Fry on both sides until golden brown.
Serve hot with your favorite chutney.
Notes: Make sure the consistency is not too solid which yields hard wadas or not too liquid which soaks up lots of oil.
Variations include grinding ginger and green chillies along with the soaked urad dal.