These delicious vatana vadas make a great appetisers for the Kid’s party. Of course you got to tweak the recipe a bit if you are serving it for below 5 yr olds. But otherwise the recipe is prefect and tastes simply too good. You can imagine how good if I am planning to have excess of white peas on hand..:)
Yellow dried Peas / White Peas – 1 cup
Mint leaves – handful
Coriander leaves handful
Curry leaves – handful
Salt to taste
Gram flour / Besan – 1 tbsp
Red Chili powder – 1 tsp
Onion – 1 medium.
Grind to paste:
Garlic, 2- 3 cloves
Green chilli – 2 medium
Oil for Deep frying
Water just enough to make the batter
Wash and soak the peas in water overnight. Then drain water and grind the peas coarsely.
Take in a bowl, add the ginger garlic chili paste, finely chopped mint, coriander and curry leaves, besan, salt, red chili powder, onions, and mix well. The batter will have some water by now, if required sprinkle little water.
Heat oil for deep frying, take out small balls and flatten them as vadas and gently drop into hot oil.
Cook on both sides and drain on kitchen towel.
These make a lovely add on for a party table – Kid’s Delight Party