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Paruppu Vadai/ Masal' Vada - South Indian Style Lentil Fritters

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Ingredients
  Chana dal 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Red onion 1 Medium, chopped finely
  White onion 1 Medium, chopped finely
  Dried red chilies 3 Small
  Green chilies 6 Small, chopped finely
  Regular salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Fennel seeds 2 Teaspoon
  Hing 1 Pinch
  Water 1 Tablespoon (For grinding)
  Spinach 1⁄2 Bunch (50 gm), chopped finely
  Cilantro 2 Tablespoon, chopped finely
  Curry leaves 7
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Cornflour 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
  Salt To Taste
  Oil 5 Cup (80 tbs) (For deep frying)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Soak the chana dal in water for 2 hours.

MAKING
2. In a blender, add the soaked chana dal, red chilies, salt and little water for grinding. Grind them coarsely and not into a paste.
3. In a bowl, remove the batter from the blender, add in the spinach, onions, ginger, garlic, green chilies, salt,cumin seeds, fennel seeds, curry leaves, cilantro, hing and cornflour (optional). Mix all the ingredients well.
4. Take a small amount of the batter in one hand and make small round shape with the other hand. Flaten it in the centre and the edges.
5. In a deep frying pan, heat the oil to 350 degrees F, for frying the vadas.
6. Gently drop these vada's into the hot oil.
7. Deep fry them in the hot oil for 7 - 8 minutes until they are golden brown.

SERVING
8. Serve the masal vada with coconut chutney, sambhar or tomato sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Tamil
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Spicy
Feel: 
Crispy
Method: 
Deep Fried
Interest: 
Holiday
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
150 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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