Pandigai vadai is a traditional South Indian snack made during festive occasions or other celebrations. It is a deep-fried savory snack typically made with bengal gram dal, Thuvar Dal, urad dal (black gram lentils) or moong dal and spices. The batter is shaped into small balls or patties and deep-fried until golden and crispy.
On Festival days, people usually avoid adding onion, garlic, and certain other spices to the dishes. This Vadai, known as “Festival Vadai,” is specifically prepared without onion and garlic.