Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Vaateli Dal Na Vada ( Mixed Lentil Fritters ) #sikandalouscuisine

A big thank you Tushar for introducing me to these 4 lentil vadas - you rightly said " You don't need to say 'I love you' the vadas say it at each bite." ! Crunchy on the outside , soft within - unforgettably delicious. 

Here is what I did based on the recipe Tushar shared keeping in mind that Mung Dal is the major ingredient, and you add the other three dals in reducing quantities in the order that they are written in .

1/2 Cup Mung Chilka Dal.
A little Less Split Channa Dal
A little Less Masoor Dal.
A little Less Urad Chilka Dal.

Other Ingredients - These are as per taste :
1 Medium Sized Onion Chopped.
1" Ginger Minced.
Green Chilies To Taste.
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Paste.
1 Teaspoon Roasted Jeera.
3-4 Tablespoons Coriander Greens.
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda ( not in recipe ).
A Generous Big Pinch Hing.
1 Tablespoon Hot Oil ( Not in recipe - I add oil to batter as it makes bhallas/vadas soft from within)

1. Wash and soak dals overnight in water . Next day or 10-12 hours later , drain and grind coarsely . Don't make a fine paste.
2. Leave the dal paste to ferment for 8 hours , it will rise and become frothy.
3. Add all ' Other Ingredients ' to the batter and give a good whisk to mix. Allow this to rest 30 minutes for flavors to develop.
4. Wet fingers , pluck out some batter , roughly shape and deep fry on medium heat . I recommend you deep fry one to get a taste test and make suitable adjustments as needed.
5. I served this with a spicy chili tomato chutney , but honestly the flavors were so good , I didnt need any chutney.

This recipe will be made very often - we all loved it . A big thank you once again Tushar .

Atul Sikand
Founding Member ,Delhi Gourmet Club
DirectorAsian Hawkers Market Pvt. Ltd. #asianhawkersmarket
Administrator  & Owner Sikandalous Cuisine https://www.facebook.com/groups/325180622895/ #sikandalouscuisine
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