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Rajasthani food is as colourful and diverse, as its glorious heritage. Rajasthanis are very fond of eating and this is reflected in the vast repetoire of recipes that they have devised out of fairly ordinary ingredients. Kalmi vadas are deep fried gram dal crispies that can be enjoyed with a fiery green chutney. You can prepare large vadas as in this recipe ahead of time and double fry (re-fry)
them just before serving. These are perfect as a tea-time or pre-dinner snack.

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Makes 12 vadas
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Ingredients

1/2 cup soaked chana dal (split bengal gram)
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1/4 cup onions , finely chopped
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds , roasted and crushed
1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
oil for deep frying

Method
  1. Grind the soaked chana dal without using water in a blender to make a smooth paste.
  2. Add the ginger-green chilli paste, onions, chilli powder, coriander seeds, fennel seeds and salt and mix well.
  3. Divide the mixture into 5 equal portions.
  4. Take a big katori and tie a wet muslin cloth around it tightly (as shown in the diagram below).
  5. Sprinkle a little water over the muslin cloth and then place one portion of the chana dal mixture on it.
  6. Flatten the chana dal mixture lightly using wet fingers to make a 100 mm. (4”) diameter vada of 6 mm. (¼”) thickness.
  7. Heat oil in a kadhai, slide the vada in the hot oil and deep fry till light brown colour, over a medium flame.
  8. Repeat steps 6 to 8 make 4 more vadas.
  9. Cut the vadas into long strips and deep fry again till they are golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  10. Serve hot with green chutney.
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  14. Step 4
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Krupali ShuklaMarch 19, 2013

Very easy and tasty vadas... i will definitely make this vadas

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Reviewed March 19, 2013by Krupali Shukla

Very easy and tasty vadas... i will definitely make this vadas

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Reviewed August 29, 2010by Foodie#460161

very good expalination for making it. just superb. thanks

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Reviewed March 19, 2013by Mruga D

Very easy recipe and damn tasty.....coriander seeds gives very nice flavour...i will definitely make it again during monsoons and have it with my hot cup of tea!!

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Reviewed March 19, 2013by Vinita_Raj

Kalmi vadas are deep fried gram dal crispies that can be enjoyed with a fiery green chutney. Taste great and goes well for an evening snack.

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