Aamai Vadai


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Special tortoise-shell shaped dal vadas served on festival days in south (a spicier version of this is the famous south indian masala vada).

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Aamai Vadai recipe - How to make Aamai Vadai

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  1. Clean, wash and soak the toovar dal and urad dal together in enough water for 2 hours.
  2. Clean, wash and soak the chana dal in enough water for 2 hours.
  3. Drain and combine the urad dal and toovar dal and blend in a mixer along with salt, red chillies, 4 green chillies and asafoetida till smooth.
  4. Shop the remaining green chillies and ginger finely.
  5. To the ground paste, add the chana dal, green chillies, ginger, coriander and curry leaves and grated coconut in a bowl and mix well.
  6. Heat the oil in a kadhai, place a plastic cover in your left hand and make a small ball of the mixture on it and slowly flatten with your right hand to make nice, round, flat vadas. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep fry the vadas till they turn golden brown and crisp from all the sides.
  7. Drain on an absorbent paper and serve hot with coconut chutney.

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This recipe was contributed by Janani G Vikram on 14 Sep 2011
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