Dear friendz, today it’s a throw back post. I am seriously thinking re-posting all the OLD posts with new, updated pictures and video. Because videos are more in trend today and it totally makes sense to rewrite content with eye-catching video. What say? It’s quite an breathtaking experience for me to video shoot the recipes on daily basis so that all the old posts are re-done in fast pace. Masala vada which is more popular as chattambade in Udupi is food for today. This snack is perfectly matches with today’s weather of UAE which is rain plus cold breeze.
It all started like this. The weather GOD showered mercy on UAE with good heavy rain which made schools to announce holiday for children. When kids are at home, the crispy and crunchy snacks are in demand as random hours of the day. So I made a batch of these golden brown masala vadas and the kids were happy to the core.
The recipe is simple, straight forward one. The protein rich chickpea lentils (chana dal) is soaked for at least 2 to 3 hours. Which is then coarsely ground with chillies and ginger. I would suggest to retain few lentils unbroken so that you enjoy biting them in the mouth while eating the vada. I have added little rice powder to retain the crispiness little longer than normal. You can otherwise add some semolina (rava) too. As the little flat masala vada gets in to hot oil and becomes golden brown, the mouth waters for yummy-ness.
Watch the video: