Why miss out on your favourite snack just because its deep fried? Now…you can enjoy your “medhu vadas” if you are on an oil free diet or need to take care of your heart. I tried this recipe and it came out quite nice. Frankly nothing can replace the texture or crispiness of deep fried food, but this is the best thing next to it. Can you make it into dahi vadas? Well i did not try but i suppose you can. The texture is a bit dry , so maybe its best you eat it with a chutney or a sambhar or rasam. This is the much awaited,much soughted after recipe.
1 cup of white urad dal, washed several times and soaked over night in 4 cups of water
1″ piece ginger
salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds
Can also add : chopped fresh green chillies, coriander leaves, cracked black pepper (for a masala version of this)
Drain the daal and put it in the blender ( i used my amazing bullet) with a few tablespoons of water, and the chopped ginger. Blend into a very smooth batter. Put it in a bowl to ferment for a few hours. Add salt and cumin seeds and the other spicy ingredients if you want. The batter should be light and frothy (this depends on how well you blend it). Take a muffin tray and line it with paper muffin cases. Spray each case with Olive oil spray (this is the one i used) and then add a few tablespoons of this fluffy batter. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees till brown on top. Remove and serve hot with coconut chutney.
FOR THE COCONUT CHUTNEY:
1 cup of plain natural room temperature yogurt
1/2 cup of dessicated coconut, blended.
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 ” piece ginger
4 green chillies
1/4 cup of coriander leaves, washed and chopped ( i used my magical scissors for this)
1 tablespoon of fresh mint leaves chopped
Juice of half a lime
salt to taste
Put the dessicated coconut in the blender ( i used my amazing bullet) and powder it to an even smoother texture.
In the blender ( i used my amazing bullet), add the yogurt and the rest of the ingredients one by one blending after each ingredient. Grind to a paste. Remove into a dish, add the dessicated coconut and salt. Taste and correct seasoning. This keeps for a few days in the fridge if its left over !!!
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You can also deep fry the vadas…i already have a recipe for that. Can you bake them without the cooking spray? Well you can..but they might stick to the cupcake cases….What if you dont have a muffin tray? Dont worry…you can use a normal baking tray. Just spray it and add spoonfulls of the batter in the tray leaving some space between each spoonful. For Jain recipe, just omit the ginger and garlic in both recipes
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