Medhu Vadai

Ingredients: ( for six members)
  1. Urad dal 300 gms ( 1 and 1/2 measure in standard glass tumbler)
  2. A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  3. A few curry leaves
  4. Salt -  2 tsp 
  5. Oil for deep frying
  1.  Soak the urad dal for 30 minutes. Strain the water for 10 to 15 minutes and grind .
  2.  Keep sprinkling water till the dough becomes a smooth paste.
  3.  Cut  the curry leaves into small pieces and add hing powder to the dough.
  4.  Pour oil in a deep frying pan.

  • Once the oil is hot, take a small ball of dough and shape it flat using a banana leaf or a smooth plastic sheet. Make a small hole in the 
  • center with your index finger, gently slide the shaped dough into the oil. Repeat this as much as the pan hold the vadas for deep frying.
  • Once the vadas turn golden brown, carefully remove using a straining ladle ( 'kan karandi' in Tamil)
  • Place them in a bowl ( you can line it with tissue paper to absorb the excess oil) and serve hot.

This goes well with coconut chutney or hot sambhar.