17 February 2016

Mixed Dal vada|Mixed lentils fritters|Dal vada


 "Dekho baarish ho rahi hai,it's raining,it's raining,it's raining, (Look ,it's raining..)
mera dil ro raha hai,it's paining,it's paining,it's paining..(My heart is crying and paining)
Tere liye,tere liye,ter liye,tere liyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee............(For YOUuuuuuuu...)

Well,that's an old Bollywood song sung by Anu Malik ...As always,people usually sing such songs for their Girl friend or Boy friend and "I" for Food and when it is raining,it ought to be a snack ,an Indian snack with a piping hot cup of tea ...Well,that's what I call the simple pleasure of life is !!


It's like an ongoing poem ...rainy background,the aroma of the snack ,back in my kitchen, spreading throughout my home,chairs pulled out in front of the window,curtains off,myself and hubby sipping a cup of hot ginger Tea and savoring every bite of the snack ..well it's moments like this that makes life beautiful..Isn't it ?


For me,Totally!! ...Nowadays,just like the famous South Indian snack,Parippu vada a.k.a Toor Dal fritters and Urrunnu vada/Black gram vada,I make Mixed Dal vada which is a combo of different types of Lentils like Red lentils/Masoor dal,Urad Dal/Black Gram dal,Moong dal,Toor dal and Chana dal..Basically ,Mixed dal vada is a fusion of Parippu vada plus Urrunnu vada .....


So,mixed dal vada is mixed lentils fritters ,which is soaked,ground to a coarse yet smooth paste with some onions,ginger,chilli and curry leaves and then deeply fried .

So,this is how I make mixed dal vada at home :

Mixed Dal Vada/Dal fritters/Lentil fritters


Mixed Dals (Masoor dal,Urad Dal,Moong Dal,Toor Dal,Chana dal) - 2 cups
Water - 1 Tbsp (optional)
Onion,medium,chopped - 3/4 cup
Ginger,chopped - 1 Tablespoon
Green Chilli  ,chopped - 3-4 nos.
Curry leaves,a sprig
Salt to taste 

Pepper - 1 Tsp (optional)(I didn't use)

Coconut Oil - 2-3 cups for deep frying

 Method: So,please watch my video that shows how to make mixed dal vada/lentil fritters  at home ..


Can I say,I am on a diet ..you know ,a lentil diet..well,it's mixed daals/lentils afterall .... What say ???

Eat ,love,live DELICIOUSLY,