Wada (urad dal)

Urad dal wada are tasty and loved by all. It is usually served along  with idli in restaurants.

Shaped like doughnuts, these have always been my favourite. With or without chutney, I love these fried dumplings. Today, a sneak and peek at this one.

INGREDIENTS :

  • urad dal 2 cups
  • green chilly 3
  • coriander leaves
  • curry leaves
  • salt
  • water
  • oil for frying
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METHOD :

  • Soak urad dal in water for two hours.
  • Grind it to a fine batter with little water.
  • In another jar, grind green chilly and coriander and mix with it. Throw in a few roughly cut curry leaves and salt.
  • Heat oil in a pan , when done, beat and take some batter, make a hole with the thumb, and slowly release it into the oil. The making of this wada really needs some practice. 
  • In the beginning, one may not be able to make them and needs to be satisfied with the usual round balls.
  • Fry until brown on medium flame, remove and put them on a tissue paper. 
  • Serve with coconut chutney.

Other variations : 

Serve it immersed in yoghurt with a dressing. It is heaven or serve it immersed in sambar for a hotter version.

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Samosas for the weekend!

Samosa are an all time favourite at evening parties or get together.  Fills the platter and the tummy and is relished by all,a good snack to make  for the weekend. College students just love this munchy snacks. 

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Ingredients 

for the covering :

  • wheat flour 2 cups
  • salt a pinch
  • ghee 2tsp

for the filling ;

  • potatoes 3 boiled
  • onion 1 finely cut
  • green peas 1 bowl
  • amchur powder 1/4 tsp
  • coriander powder 1tsp
  •  cumin powder 1 tsp
  • red chilly powder 2 tsp
  • garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • coriander leaves finely cut

Other ingredients:

  • flour for dusting
  • oil for frying

 

Procedure :

for the dough :

Mix into a dough with water of thick consistency. Keep aside.

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Take oil in a kadai and saute the onions and remove from fire. Add the potatoes and all the ingredients. Mix well and keep aside.

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Take a ball and roll into a thin circle of 5 inches. Cut it in the centre. Take one section and keep aside.  Now ,you should fold into a cone .Place the stuffing and seal the sides with a little water. Deep fry three at a time.

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I had prepared medium sized ones.

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