Crispy Vada | Roasted Channa Dal Vadai | Pottukadalai Vadai
Pottukadalai Vadai is a popular snack of South India. This crispy and tasty vadai is very easy to prepare. This is one of my favorite snack, and I started getting a liking for this crispy outside but soft inside vadai, since my school days. The secret of this awesome vadai lies in the preparation of batter. The batter should be thick and very little water to be added. This combines excellent with tomato ketchup or mint chutney. Here is the yummy recipe …!!!
Pottukadalai - 2 cups
Onion - 1
Green chilly - 1 or 2
Grated coconut - ½ cup
Poppy seeds - 1 tbsp
Cashew - 5 to 6
Oil to fry
Curry and coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Heat a dry pan.
Add fried gram and roast for 2 to 3 mins.
Allow to cool and grind it to pwd.
Chop onion, green chillies, curry and coriander leaves.
Grate coconut to pieces, grind it to paste with poppy seeds, cashew and little water.
To this paste, add fried gram pwd, chopped onion, green chillies , curry, coriander leaves, salt and mix to thick dough.
Make small palm sized vadas over a polythene paper.
Heat oil in a fry pan.
Gently drop the vadas, 3 to 4 at a time.
Turn the flame to medium and deep fry it.
Turn to other side over, and fry till both sides are crispy and golden.
Serve hot with mint chutney or tomato ketchup.