- 200 grams (1 cup) Washed Urad dal
- Salt - add to taste (3/4 tsp)
- 1 1/2 inch long piece ( grated) ginger
- 3 to 4 (finely choppedvada-2Garlic - 1 tbsp (finely chopped) Green chili
- Oil - to fry Vada
- Cumin (jeera) seeds 1 tsp
- Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Sambhar Vada is originally a South Indian dish but it is famous all over the world. Puffy Dal Vada dipped in hot Sambhar and its distinctive Indian fragrance has no other alternate . Sambhar Vada can be prepared on weekends or whenever you have a small party. So lets prepare start preparing this recipe.
Take out Dal from water and wash once them more. Grind wet Dal without adding water or just a little water ,ginger,garlic & green chili.There should be very less water in it. Do not grind Dal into a very fine paste
Put in salt,cumin seeds & mustard seeds to the grounded Dal then blend these well. The more you beat Dal it gets more soft. The mixture required to prepare Sambhar Vada is ready.
You can give shape to this mixture using your hands or a plastic sheet.
Pour oil in a pan(kadhai) and heat, wet fingers in water. Place 1 or 1 2/2 tbsp of mixture on the wet fingers and using your thumb or the fingers of the other hand make a crater into a hole. Put this Vada in hot oil to fry, according to the oil in the pan make 3-4 Vadas and put them in one go. Turn over the Vada when its lower side turns brown. Fry till both sides turn brown then take it out. Similarly, take out all the Vadas. All of your Vadas are ready.