Masala Vada and masala tea on a nice rainy evening day....that is what we did yesterday. It started raining and in the afternoon and we felt like having some nice snack at tea time. Enjoyed completely with these two of our favorite things.
Masala Vada is a street side food mostly in South India.
Soak channa dal for 3 hours. Drain channa dal completely and grind it coarsely. It is not a problem even if 2 -3 channa dal is seen. Don't add water while grinding. Finely chop onion, green chilli, curry leaves and coriander. Add rice flour and ginger paste to channa dal and mix it.
Then add onion, green chilli, curry leaves, coriander,saunf and salt to this. Heat oil for deep fry. Take a small portion of channa dal, make a small lemon sized ball, flatten it.
Then place these vadas gently in oil. Place 4-5 vadas, fry them on both sides till they turn golden brown. Drain them on a paper towel.
Enjoy your evenings with this this snack and make your friends and family happy.