Thursday, 27 October 2011



For the Vada
Udad dal or black lentils 1 cup
Green chilly 2
Ginger  2' piece
Black Pepper whole 9,10
Curry leaves 1 sprig , chopped

For the Dahi:
Curd 1 ltr
Milk 1/2 cup
Chilly powder 1/2 tsp
Chat masala 1/2 tsp
ginger a small piece
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves, chopped 2 tsp


Wash and soak Udad dal for 5 to 6 hours.
Grind Udad dal to a very smooth dough, adding very little water.
Mix chopped green chilly, pepper,  finely chopped ginger, curry leaves  and salt to the dough.
Heat oil in kadahi , put a big spoon of dough in to oil. Make 5,6 Vadas at one batch.
Fry them till brown on a moderate heat.

Take cold water in a big vessel, soak all the vadas and leave them for 2,3 minutes.
Take them out squeeze in between the palms, let the water drain.

Making of Dahi:
Pour curd in a big vessel, beat nicely. Add milk, salt, chopped ginger, chilly powder and chat masala and mix well.

Put all the vadas in curd and refrigerate, keep at least for an hour.

While serving decorate with a pinch of chilly powder, chat masala and coriander leaves.

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