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.
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.
- 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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