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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Putnala Vadalu/ Roasted Bengal Gram Vada

Putnala Vada is a quick evening snack that is easy to make and are very tasty.

This is again one of those recipes that is liked by all ages.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 3-4 minutes per batch 
Serves: 4

Putnalu/Roasted Bengal gram/dalia: 2 cups
Onion: 1 medium chopped 
Green/red chilies: 5 chopped 
Ginger: 1" piece 
Cilantro/coriander leaves: 1/4 chopped 
Coconut grated : 1/2 cup 
Poppy seeds : 1 tablespoon
Rice flour : 2 tablespoons 
Red chili powder: 1/2 teaspoon 
Salt to taste 


Dry roast putnalu for 2 minutes, cool them off and grind them into a coarse powder.
Soak poppy seeds in 3 tablespoons of water and make a paste.
Add all ingredients together and make a thick dough. It should take about 3/4 to - 1 cup of water.
Heat oil for deep frying, take a small lemon size ball and flatten into a Vada shape and gently drop into oil. Do not over crowd the pan.
Fry the vadas until they turn golden brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per batch. Drain onto a paper towel.
Serve hot with hot sauce or ketchup.

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