This is again one of those recipes that is liked by all ages.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3-4 minutes per batch
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.