This is one vadai that you can do in an instant. Suppose you want a quick snack, maybe some friends are dropping by - or maybe you want an easy appetizer for a party - this is the way to go. There is no need to soak dal for a few hours and grind it and all that. This is quick.
I really liked the ease of making it and the taste of the vadai as well. It has a really soft texture and a nice flavor.
It also has a short list of ingredients -
Pottu Kadalai (Dalia) (Roasted Split Peas) - 1 cup
Rice Flour - 1 tablespoon
2-3 dried Red Chilli
Finely Chopped Onion or Cabbage or both
Salt to taste
Optional - Curry Leaves, Cashews or Peanuts, Green Chilli, Ginger, black pepper- add stuff according to taste if you like that in vadais. I kept it simple. KISS.
Grind the pottu kadalai along with the red chillies in a mixie. Pour out the powder into a bowl. Add the tbsp of Rice flour to this. Add salt and the chopped onions or cabbage. Add water and make this into a thick paste. Make small balls out of this and fry them in hot oil. Keep the flame on medium or sim so that they cook throughly without just burning the outer part!
You're done - Enjoy these instant vadais. Isn't this really easy to make? But I bet you the flavor is so impressive- people will think you slogged your butt off to make this! Just tell them you certainly did!
Submitting this as an entry for WYF: Fried Snack Event Announcement. Thanks for hosting EC.