Vada

Well this one always sounds like a mommy recipe, I was very sceptical when I tried these but hands on, and it’s so damn easy and tasty. To all the young girls out there, these vadas are very very easy to make and best served with tea or milk.

Ingredients (Serves 3)

  • 3 cups coarse Maize flour/ Ugali Flour
  • 2 cups Wheat Flour
  • 3 tbsp. Butter or Ghee nu Bagru (I am sure the ladies who make ghee at home, know this, it’s basically the burnt butter milk that leaves itself out in the process of separating itself from ghee.)
  • Mix the wheat flour with butter
  • 2 tbsp. ginger chilli paste
  • 1 tbsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. powdered cumin seeds
  • Sesame seeds for both inside and outside
  • Salt to taste
  • Yogurt to knead the dough
  • Oil for Deep Frying

 

Method

  • Mix the butter with the wheat flour and keep aside, mix it with the maize flour and using yoghurt knead a hard dough, let he dough rest for at least 8 hours.
  • After the 8 hours, add salt, ginger chilli paste, cumin powder and mix well, you can add turmeric powder as well.
  • Now on a wooden chopping board, place a wet cloth, take small portions of the dough and gently press with your fingers, sprinkle some sesame seeds.
  • Once the oil heats gently remove them with your fingers and place them for deep frying, fry at low heat.
  • Make sure to place them once by one in the oil, as one puffs up, add another vada, which also should gradually puff up on its own. Do not fry so many at a time.

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