Vada - Fried Lentil Savory Dumplings
Recipe Type: Entree
Absolutely yum, savory lentils dumplings
  • Urad dal ( 1 cup)- white gram/lentils
  • 2 tsp rice
  • chopped curry leaves (2 -3 leaves/optional)
  • chopped coriander leaves (1 tbsp)
  • salt according to taste
  • black peppercorns (1/2 tsp)
  • 1 green chilli
  1. Soak urad dal (lentils) with rice in water for an hour.
  2. Drain the water completely after an hour and blend it in a mixer to a smooth dough by adding green chillies, pepper, salt.
  3. The batter should be firm and not watery.
  4. Avoid using water when blending in the mixer.
  5. Once batter is ready, add chopped curry and coriander leaves and blend it well.
  6. Heat oil in a wok.
  7. When the oil is hot, shape batter like a doughnut with hole in middle and fry it to golden brown on both sides.
  8. Enjoy it piping hot with coconut chutney!
Recipe by Honest Cooking at