Kamala's Corner

Green Gram Vadai

A common snack that can be enjoyed with any chutney or with tomato ketchup is vadai. For a more spicy version, try adding two pinches of red chilli powder or one teaspoon of black pepper and cumin (coarsely powdered) to the dough before frying.

Green Gram Vadai

Recipe rating: N/A
Recipe by S Kamala Course: SnacksCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Medium
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

8

hours 
Cooking time

30

minutes

A common snack that can be enjoyed with any chutney or with tomato ketchup is vadai.

Ingredients

  • Green Gram – 1 cup

  • Green Chilli – 1 or 2

  • Fresh Ginger – a small piece

  • Onion chopped – two to three tablespoons

  • Asafoetida Powder – two pinches

  • Salt – ½ teaspoon or as per taste

  • Oil – for deep frying

Directions

  • Soak green gram for about 5 to 6 hours. Wash well, then drain the excess water. Grind the green gram, along with green chilli, chopped ginger, and salt, into a coarse paste without adding any water.
  • Add in asafetida powder and chopped onion, and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Take a small lemon-sized ball of dough, and flatten it slightly. Fry it in the hot oil until it turns golden brown.
  • Serve with your favorite chutney or tomato ketchup.

Notes

  • If you want more spicy vadai, then add two pinches of red chilli powder or one teaspoon of black pepper and cumin (coarsely powdered) in the dough.
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