Mint Masala Vadai:
Masala vadai is one of the favorite snacks of my mother and my son. It goes very well with uppuma or pongal. During Ramalan fasting time, we make this vadais and nombu kanji. Adding mint to the masala vadai, gives more health benefits.
For a different variation, we can substitute chick peas for channa dal to make these vadais.
Puthina (Mint leaves) – 1 cup (chopped)
Ginger – 1 inch size
Green chillies – 2
Garlic – 3 pods
Onion - 1 (chopped)
Clove – 1
Cinnamon – ½ inch size
Saunf (fennel seeds) – ½ tspn
Soak channa dhal for 1 hour and drain the water completely.
Divide into 3 portions.
Add saunf, cinnamon, clove , ginger, garlic and whole red chillies with first portion of channa dhal and grind to a fine paste. Set aside.
Coarsely grind the remaining soaked channa dhal .
Mix the dal paste, coarsely ground channa dal, chopped pudina, onion, green chilles and curry leaves together with a fork.
Make small size balls and flatten it slightly with your finger.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry all them all to golden brown.
This goes to sarav's mom's recipe @ Julie's
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