Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Vada Masala



Vada Masala

Vada Masala is made with fried urad dal batter like the medhu vada. It is fried dumplings sauteed with caramelized onions and garam masala. It can be served as a snack or appetizer. You can also try this with left over urad dal vada.

Ingredients
For the Vadas
Urad dal- 3/4 cup
Green chilly- 2
shallot-1
Ginger- 1/2 tsp chopped
Salt
Oil for frying

For sauteing
Onion chopped- 1 medium
Ginger and garlic chopped- 1 tbs
Kashmiri Chilly powder- 3/4 tsp
Tomato paste- 3 tbs
Pepper powder- a pinch
Turmeric powder 1/3 tsp
Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- a few
Chopped coriander leaves- 2 tbs

To make the vadas
Soak black gram for 4 hours and strain.Grind into a fine paste without adding water.
Add chopped chilly, sliced shallots, minced ginger,salt and mix well.
Heat oil in a pan and take small spoon full of batter and drop little by little into the oil. Try to make small ball vadas.Fry in batches till it is golden brown and set aside. 
Heat oil in a pan and saute onions, curry leaves,ginger and garlic till golden brown. Add tomato paste, turmeric powder, chilly powder,pepper powder,garam masala and mix . Add the fried vadas and chopped coriander leaves and mix.Serve as a side dish for lemon/coconut rice or as an appetizer. 

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Hope you will enjoy this recipe.

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