Gram vadai / Kadalai vadai / Masala Vadai
Gram dhal split 2 cups
Green chillies 3
Chilli powder 1 teaspoon
Dry chillies 3 optional
Onions 1 medium
Fennel seeds 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves 6
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Soak gram dhal for 2 hours in water, drain and grind to a coarse paste.
Cut green chillies and dry chillies into small pieces.
Dice the onion.
Fry fennel seeds until brown and add diced onion and fry until brown.
Add the curry leaves and green chillies and fry further until soft.
Drain well and add this to the ground gram paste, salt and mix well with hand.
If you like it hotter then add more chopped dry chillies to the mix.
Take lemon sized mixture and make into balls and slightly flatten it on a tin foil paper to look like a flying saucer.
Deep fry in boiling oil until both sides have turned golden brown. Drain and Remove.
Serve with: Chutney or ginger sambal