Sunday, May 20, 2007

Andhra Recipes - Dal Vada


Bengal gram (chana) dal (pappu’): 1cup.
Onion: 1 single piece
Curry leaves: 5-6 in number
Coriander leaves: ½ CUP.
Cashew pieces: ½ table spoon.
Green chillies pieces: 2-3 in number,
Red chillies powder: 1/4 tea spoon
Salt to taste,
Baking soda:1/2 tea spoon,
And sufficient oil for frying.

Method of preparation:

1. First of all keep the chana dal in the water and allow it to soak through out the night or at least for 4 hours and grind them roughly (barakaga).

2. Add to this, masala rounded paste (mudda), which contains-onion, curry leaf, coriander leaves and green chillies.

3. Add salt, red chilli powder and soda to the above item(2).

4.Take this mixture(3) and make it into small round balls and each round ball is pressed into small round cake (vada) and each vada, is dropped slowly, one by one into the oil, kept in a hollow dish (banali), which is kept on a stove.

5. Boil the cake (vada) in the oil until the cake turns to gold color.

Then serve these hot gold colored dal vadas to the guests.

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