Instant Vada


Preparation Time – 10 Minutes
Cooking Time – 20 Minutes
Makes 23 servings
Spice level: 1 chilies

Ingredients

1 cup Laxmi Urad Flour
3 tbsps Onion – finely chopped**
6 ~ 8 Curry leaves – finely chopped
1 pinch Baking Soda
1 ~ 2 chilies Green (optional)
to taste Salt

Instructions

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, onion, curry leaves, green chilies (if using) and salt. Add about ½~¾ cup of water to make a very thick paste like batter. Add water very slowly, so that you won’t end up with watery batter. Cover the bowl and set aside for 2~3 hours. Just before making the vadas, add the baking soda and mix well. Heat oil for deep frying. Take lemon size ball of the batter and place it on a damp plastic Ziploc bag or your palm. Flatten it slightly and poke a hole right in the middle (as in a donut or bagel). Gently slide the vada into the hot oil and fry on medium flame until golden. Flip carefully and fry on the second size until golden. Fry 3~4 vadas at a time depending on the size of your pan. Repeat with rest of the batter. Remove using a slotted spoon onto a paper towel lined plate and serve hot with chutney.