Monday, December 27, 2010

Methu Vadai

Things Needed:
Uzhunnu/ Urad dhal/ Skinless Black gram – 1 1/2 cups
Onions – 1 chopped
Ginger – 2″ piece chopped
Green chillies – 4 chopped
Curry leaves – 1 sprig chopped
Peppercorns – 20
Water – 2 tsp (optional)
Salt – to taste
Oil – for frying


1.Soak the urad dhal in water for  2 -3 hours.
2.Drain and grind in a mixie without adding water.
3. Add one or two tsps of water if needed.
4.Take out and add Onions – 1 chopped+Ginger +Green chillies chopped+Curry leaves – 1 sprig chopped+Peppercorns – 20 the other ingredients and mix well.
5.Wet the hands, take a lime size of the batter in one hand and make a hole in the middle.
6. Transfer it to the other hand and drop it gently into hot oil.
7. Fry it on a medium flame until the Vadas turns golden brown.
  Repeat the process with the rest of the batter.
Serve the Vadas with coconut chutney or sambar.

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