2 cups - Channa dal
1 small - Onion, chopped very small
4 - Green chili, finely chopped
1tbsp - Ginger , finely chopped
10 - Curry leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Vegetable oil to deep fry
1 ) Soak dal for 2 - 3 hours. Drain well. There should not be any water.
2 ) In blender, add little at a time some soaked dal and grind. The dal should be ground to a coarse paste - even if some dal remains not ground, its okay. As far as possible don't add any water.
3 ) Mix the chopped onion, green chili, ginger, curry leaves and mix well. Add salt to taste.
4 ) Wet your palms and take small amount of the dal mixture and make a ball. Place in the center of the palm and flatten to a round shape.
5 ) Pour oil in kadai to deep fry. Heat oil on medium heat. When the oil is hot, slide the vada's into the hot oil and fry on both sides to a golden brown colour. Remove from oil and drain.
6) Sprinkle little black salt over vadas and serve these crisp dal vada with tea/coffee.
Tips-1) if your dal mixture becomes watery difficult to make a ball then add little besan for binding.
2) If you add the coarse mixture of Ginger, green chilly and curry leaves in dal mixure then the taste of individual wil refect in Vadas
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