We are in the last month of 2019. The wet weather is here in this part of the world and will stay until the Chinese New Year in Jan 2020. It is cold and wet as it is pouring whole day. My Older Son was home this weekend and younger one had just finished in exams ,it called for a celebration at home.I treated my family with delicious Mixed Lentil Masala Vada and Masala Chai. A perfect treat for all of us.
This week 223rd #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #CrunchyMunchyDal is this humble Mixed Lentil Masala Vada that tasted amazing.This week’s theme was suggested by our Co Blogger Aruna who blogs at https://vasusvegkitchen.blogspot.com/ . She has some wonderful collection of recipes from Andhra.I am yet to try some of her delicious Papad and pickle recipes.
Recipe for Mixed Lentil Masala Vada:
2 Cups Channa Dal / Split Chickpeas
1 Cup Horse Gram / Kulthi / Huruli
1 Tsp Black Pepper Corns
2 Green Chillies
5 Dry Red Chillies
3 Onions Finely Chopped
3/4 Cup finely Chopped fresh Coriander
1″ Ginger Chopped
Salt to Taste
1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin
1/4 Tsp Haldi
1/2 Tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
1 Cup Bread Crumbs
Oil for Frying
Soak Channa dal and horse gram for 4 hours or overnight.
Drain all the water and grind the channa dal , horsegram , ginger, green chilli,pepper corns and red chillies.Make a Slighlty coarse mixture. Do not add water while grinding. In case you find it very difficult to grind add 1 Tbsp of water .Transfer this mixture to a wide bottom bowl. Add jeera, haldi,kashmiri chilli powder, chopped onions, bread crumbs ,finely chopped coriander and mix well.
Take a small qty of the mixture and give it a round shape, then flatten it between your palms .It should not be too flat. Repeat the procedure for the balance mixture.
Take a wide bottom pan. Add oil and heat it. Once the oil is hot fry the vadas.Once both the sides are cooked and turns brown.Fry these vadas on medium flame. Remove and transfer them on to plate with paper towels to absorb extra oil if any. Thankfully my vadas were not at all oily.They turned crisp and delicious.
Serve with any chutney of your choice. I Served these Vadas with Masala Chai and they made a delicious combo.