Friday, 3 January 2014





Chana dal / gram dal soaked
1 cup
Atta / Wheat flour or maida / refined flour
¼ cup approx
Haldi / turmeric pdr
¼ tsp
Chilli pdr
¼ tsp
½ tsp
Lime juice
 of 1 lime
2 tbsp + for deep frying
Green chillies
4 – 5 nos
Coriander leaves
4 – 5 sprigs
Scraped fresh coconut
3 – 4 tbsp
Onion roughly chopped
1 no
Garlic cloves
4 – 5 nos
Ginger grated
1 tsp
1.       Grind to a smooth paste all the ingredients for the green masala. Divide this masala into two equal parts.
2.       Grind to a coarse paste the soaked chana dal.
3.       Add to it one part of the green masala, salt, haldi, chilli pdr and sugar. Now add in little at a time the wheat flour or refined flour only as much so that it forms into a dough.

4.       Apply little oil to your palms so that the dough does not stick and make lemon sized balls. Pat the balls on your palms to make tikkis.
5.       Drop the tikkis in boiling water and allow to cook for 5 – 6 min. then remove.

6.       Cool the tikkis and cut each in quarters. Deep fry them in hot oil till golden brown on both sides. Remove them and keep on to a kitchen tissue to remove any excess oil.
7.       In a separate pan heat 2 tbsp oil. Add in the remaining half of the green masala paste and fry for some time till the oil starts separating from the masala.

8.       Pour in ½ cup of water and bring to boil. Add to it little salt, chilli pdr, haldi and sugar (optional).

9.       Simmer and drop in the fried vadas and mix well.

10.   The vadas will soak up most of the moisture. Sprinkle lime juice on top. Serve hot immediately.


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