Plain Vada

21 Aug

garelu
Minapappu Garelu

Ingredients:

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.

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8 Responses to “Plain Vada”

  1. richa August 21, 2007 at 9:44 am #

    looks yum! one of my fav, lil difficult for me to get them so uniform like urs. something for you over at my blog.

  2. Jyothi August 21, 2007 at 10:41 am #

    Hi Raji, looks great and lovely photo. Shape is very good. Thanks for sharing.

  3. sukanya August 21, 2007 at 10:54 am #

    Hi Raji…First time to ur blog……Nice set of recipe….Vada is looking perfect….Nice picture..

  4. Asha August 21, 2007 at 11:30 am #

    Hi Anusha, just came home, thought of moderating the comments and saw your Vadas ,yum!! Perfect shape. Got a surprise for ya tomorrow!:)

  5. Aruna August 21, 2007 at 11:39 am #

    Oh my!!! Perfect vadas look very tempting to me!!!

    http://www.themistressofspices.wordpress.com

  6. Suganya August 21, 2007 at 12:57 pm #

    They are an absolute beauty, Raji. My vada shape is always a hit and miss. Sometimes I am so fed up, I make bonda out of them :D…

  7. ramya August 21, 2007 at 6:38 pm #

    those r looking beautiful and nicely shaped.i love them.my daughter too loves them.

  8. coffee August 21, 2007 at 9:43 pm #

    Thats a lovely texture of plain wadas! We simple spoil it be adding other stuff to it ! 🙂

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