RECIPE: What Would We Do Without Vedde?

I love ‘vadde’ and do you know how difficult it is to come by these delicious treats?

It is a traditional Indian savoury split pea snack, a round and flat mixture is deep fried as a tasty compliment to a meal or as a stand alone snack.

vedde indian snack recipe

You might recall on your own experiences at religious gatherings at a temple and how the aunties that are responsible for the snacks would be so stingy when they hand these out. It’s only 2 per person and these beauties just tickle my tummy.

Now that I can make these beauties, the aunties can keep their stash, I am bringing my own with me to temple next time.

Ingredients for the spices:

  • 1 x tsp jeera
  • 3 x dry chillies.
  • 2 x green chillies.
  • ½ x tsp masala.

Grind all these spices together in a mixer.

Ingredients for the vaddee batter:

  • 1 x cup channa dhal.
  • ½ x cup pea dhal.
  • 1 x onion, finely chopped.
  • 1 x tbsp. fresh dhania, chopped.
  • ¾ x tsp small jeera.
  • ½ x tsp baking powder.
  • ¾ x tsp salt.
  • 1 x mashed, bruised banana.

Method:

  • Soak the two dhal’s together in hot water over night.
  • Drain in a colander, but do not pat dry.
  • Grind the dhal till slightly course and set aside.
  • Add all the ingredients for the vaddee batter and 3 tsp of the vaddee spices.
  • Mix everything together nicely till everything is well combined.
  • Break off a small piece and roll into a ball.
  • Flatten slightly in the palm of your hand.
  • Deep fry in hot oil on a medium heat until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel.

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