Preparation time: 30 min | Cooking time: 30 min
My family's favourite snack. We happened to meet a friend from north india. During our acquaintance they talked about south indian food and their version of the same. But they never had the opportunity to have the original home cooked one. We invited them over one day and decided to serve them south indian recipes. I really do not have words to express the way they relished all of them. Vada was one of the dishes and they enjoyed it to the last one. It was a great feeling to have a happy guest at home.
Black gram(urad dal)-2 cups
Salt to taste
Crushed black pepper-1tsp
Curry leaves(chopped)-a few
Ginger(chopped)- 1" piece
Soak the urad dal in water for 2-3 hours. Wash it well and drain the water. Grind it along with the cooked rice in 1/4 cup of water (the lesser the water the better). Now add the rest of the ingredients to this ground dal and mix well. Pat your hands with water and make balls of the paste and flatten them. Make a hole in the centre and deep fry them in oil till golden brown in colour.
Serve with chutney or sambar.