We had invited G's friends for dinner last thursday, I wanted to make Thair vada (Dahi vada) for a long time... So called mom and got the recipe
2 cups of Urad dal
1-2 tablespoon of rice (I put a fist of rice)
Black pepper (whole or powder)
Oil for frying
Soak the urad dal and rice together for 1-2 hrs
Then grind it to a thick paste (more the water content, more oil its soaks while frying)
Heat the oil in a pan/kadhai (anything which can be used for deep frying)
once the oil is sufficiently hot, put small portions of the batter in the oil
Once the vadas are golden brown take them out of the oil into a tissue to soak out excess oil.
Keep a vessel of hot water ready, put these fried vadas into hot water. Let it soak for a few mins
Now take these out of water, squeeze out the water, and soak these vadas into thick curd. Leave it for sometime, now the vadas are ready to be served
Of course, use grated carrots, coriander leaves for garnishing.
Once these were done, made some raitha (cucumber, onion and tomatoes), then pulav (with cauliflower, beans carrots, lima beans and peas), fruit salad, cucumber salad, curd rice and then finally ice cream....
The dinner time was fun. I hope eveybody liked the food... I thoroughly enjoyed myself... Maybe we should do this more often :)