Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ulundu Vadai

Ulunda vadai is a popular South Indian fried snack. It is traditionally prepared during festival seasons and weddings. Weight watchers can enjoy baked version of ulunda vadai.
Prep time: 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 2 hrs 35 mins

Urad dal – 2 cup
Green chilies – 5, chopped
Shallots – 15-20, chopped
Ginger – 1 inch piece, chopped
Curry leaves – few
Cilantro – few
Salt to taste
Asafoetida – ¼ tsp

1. Soak urad dal for about 2 hrs. Drain the water and grind without adding too much of water.
2. Add Green chilies, shallots, ginger, curry leaves, cilantro, asafetida and salt. Give a good mix.
3. Wet your hands and take a medium ball sized batter and pat slightly, make a hole in the center.
4. Heat oil in the pan. When the oil becomes very hot, place the vadas in oil and fry till it turns golden brown on both sides.
5. Enjoy hot and crispy vadas.
1. If you add more water during grinding, Vadas will drink more oil.
2. If the oil is not very hot vadas will drink more oil.

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