As the weather is getting colder,especially in the evening time in the weekends we craving for some spicy or hot snack to munch.When I was thinking to make something for evening snack along with tea,I remembered the mixed dhal vadai,noted sometime back from a T.V cookery show.
This vadai is entirely different from Thavala Vadai which I going to share soon.The original recipe calls for fresh corn along with the dhals.As I ran out of corn,didn't add it,lets move onto the recipe...........................
Soaking Time ~ 3 hours
Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 15-20 minutes
Makes ~ 15-17
|Toor dhal/thuvaram paruppu||2 tbs|
|Channa dhal/kadala paruppu||2 tbs|
|Moong dhal/paasi paruppu||2 tbs|
|Urad dhal/ulutham paruppu||2 tbs|
|Horse gram/kollu||2 tbs|
|Green Peas/pattani(dried)||2 tbs|
|Soya beans||2 tbs|
|Onion(finely chopped)||1 (large size)|
|Curry leaves/karivepillai(chopped)||1 sprig|
|Coriander leaves(chopped)||2-3 tbs|
Soak all the dhals and lentils in warm water for 3 hours,grind it to a coarse paste along with ginger,chillies,fennel and salt.
Transfer the ground paste to a bowl,to this add the chopped onion,curry leaves,coriander leaves mix it well.Heat the oil in a medium flame.Take a small lemon size ball of batter and flatten in between the palm.
Drop it in the oil,fry it till both the sides get golden and crisp,drain it on a kitchen towel.
Serve it with ketchup along with tea.
- Grind the fresh corn also along with the dhal if you are using.
- In original recipe the green chillies are finely chopped and added but I wanted to grind it as kids can enjoy.
- Grated carrot can also be added along with the chopped onion.
- Don't grind the dhals to a fine paste,otherwise the vadais won't be crispy.
This recipe is off to Cook Book Challenge # 5 Febuary week 2 and Let's Brunch on Sundays event.