Kalmi Vada

Kalmi Vada
  • 2 cups of Chana dal soaked for 6-7 hours.
  • 1/4th tsp Hing
  • 1tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black salt
  • 1 ½ inch Ginger
  • 2 tbsp whole Coriander seeds of crushed
  • 3-4 Green chillies
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/4th cup finely chopped Coriander leaves
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Oil (for frying)

Was the soaked dal and put it on the sieve to drain out the excess water.
Keep aside 2 tbsp dal.
Take a big bowl.
Add the rest of the dal, ginger, green chillies and jeera.
Blend it coarsely in a grinder.
Take the mixture in a bowl and add the hing, red chilli powder, black salt, crushed coriander, coriander leaves, salt, the 2 tbsp soaked dal and mix well.
Take a portion of the mixture and flatten it into a large vada.
Fry the vadas to light golden.
Take them off the oil and cut them into stripes.
Cut 1 vada into 3 pieces.
Fry them again to golden brown.
Garnish with chaat masala and coriander.
Serve as a starter or snack with green chutney/tomato ketchup/schezwan chutney.
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