Devi Gayathri Ramesh - Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
This is a very tasty and filling snack.
Can be taken as evening snack along with coffee or tea.
Can also be taken as starters in the parties.
Can be served for 3 to 4 persons.
Cooking time approximately 30 minutes.
Wash and soak urad dal in water for 2 hrs.
- Urad dal - white -1 cup
- Raw banana - 2 no's
- Red chillies - 4
- Onion - medium size - 1
- Ginger garlic paste - 2tbls
- Curry leaves - 1 sprig
- Corriander leaves - small bunch
- Mint leaves - 20 leaves
- Asafoetida powder - 1tsp
- Salt to taste
- Oil for deep frying
Grind it with very little water in to a very thick paste.
Note that water shou8ld be sprinkled while grinding.
Add red chillies and salt while grinding.
After gringind keep it in a separate bowl.
Cut the raw banana into two, put in a bowl containing water and
boil till it is done.
Then peel it and mash it thouroughly.
Add all the other ingredients with the urad dal paste.
Finally add mashed banana and mix everything very well.
Cut corriander curry leaves and mint leaves finely and add to
Put a kadai in the stove and heat 500gms oil and when the oil
is hot take a small lemon size pastes, pat it evenly like the thickness
of a vada and deep fry 30 at a time and serve hot with coconut chutney.
Instead of raw banana we can also use boiled and mashed potatoes.
When the oil is ready to fry the vadas, keep the flame to medium
heat and fry the vadas.