Urad gota


- ½ cup husked split black gram ((urad dal)
- ½ cup husked split moong lentils ((moong dal)
- ½ inch piece of ginger ((adrak)
- 1 green chilli ((hari mirch)
- ½ teaspoon cumin seed ((jeera)
- ½ teaspoon crushed peppercorns ((optional)
- 1 tablespoon curry leaves ((kadi patta) chopped)
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves ((dhania patta) - optional)
- 1 pinch asafoetida ((hing)
- salt (as required)
- 1 tablespoon semolina or as required ((rava\/suji) - optional)

  1. soak the lentils overnight or for 5-6 hours.
  2. drain and then grind with ginger, green chilli and asafoetida.
  3. add very little water while grinding.
  4. the batter should be thick, smooth and fluffy.
  5. add salt, cumin seeds, crushed peppercorns, curry leaves and coriander leaves to the batter.
  6. add 1 tbsp rava (semolina) to the batter.
  7. heat oil and drop spoonfuls of the batter in the oil.
  8. deep fry the vadas till golden brown and crisp.
  9. remove with a slotted spoon and drain the urad moong dal vadas on paper tissues to remove excess oil.
  10. serve urad moong dal vada hot with some coconut chutney or green chutney.