Vada Curry Dish

INGREDIENTS

1 cup : Channa Daal (gram lentils)
2 tbsp : Hara Dhania (green coriander), chopped
2 : Hari Mirch (green chillies), finely chopped
Oil for frying
2 : Onions, finely sliced
1 tsp : Sarson (black mustard seeds)
10 – 15 Kari Patta (curry leaves)
1 tsp : Ginger Paste
1 tsp : Garlic Paste
2 : Tomatoes, finely chopped
2 tbsp : Besan (gramflour), mixed in 1 cup water
1 tsp : Dhania (coriander) Powder
1tsp : Chilli Powder
½ tsp : Garam Masala

METHOD

Wash the channa daal and soak for 15 minutes. Drain water and grind coarsely, add salt, hara dhania and hari mirch. Heat oil in a kadhai, fry spoons-full of the channa daal paste to make small vaadey. Fry until golden, drain excess oil and keep aside. Reheat 3-tbsp oil in another pan, add onion and fry until golden. Add urad daal, sarson and kari patta. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Mix-in ginger and garlic pastes and fry further for 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes, salt, dhania powder, chilli powder and garam masala and fry until the oil separates. Stir-in besan-water and bring to a boil. Add the vadey, mix well, cover the pan and leave to simmer for 5 minutes