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Remember the Vada i mentioned about earlier, well, i decided to make it again because Urad dal is supposed to be good for health. The real reason is that i wanted the shape to come out just right and its the batter that makes all the difference. I made sure that the batter was just the right consistency and so it doesn’t suck in too much oil. So make it and eat it with this or this.

Ingredients:

Urad Dal 1 cup soaked in water overnight

Onion - 1/2 cup chopped

Chili - 1 minced

Ginger - 1” piece minced

Coriander - a few stems finely chopped

Salt to taste

Oil - 3-4 TbSp

Well the best thing to get a good batter is the mixer grinder you use. Use a strong one like the ones you get in India. Okay im being a little too dramatic, you know how to grind something with very little or no water to a really fine thick paste don’t you? You have to drain out the water and use maybe 1 spoon water to do the grinding -that’s how i did it and it came out pretty well. Then add all the chopped ingredients and mix really well.

Heat oil in a deep bottomed vessel.

Now the fun part is making the donut shape. Have some water in a bowl and dip your hand(the hand you are gonna use to make the donut shape) in it and shake off the excess water. Now take a little batter into your hand and shape it into a smooth ball. Trust me because of the water, the batter doesn’t stick. And now press it evenly to form a pattie. Now stick your thumb in the center to make the hole. And its done!!! I know the explanation seems a bit confusing but check out a video on you tube if you don’t like my way and you’ll see what i mean when i say that it’s really easy. I’ve grown up watching Amma make it and this was my first time ever. second if you count the last unsuccessful attempt :).