Toor Dal (Arhar Dal) - 1/2 cup Chana Dal - 1/2 cup Dhuli urad dal (split black gram skinless) - 1/2 cup Dry red chilli - 4 Curry leaves - 10 to 14 Ginger (chopped) - 1/2 inch piece Onion (large, finely chopped) - 1 Green chilli (finely chopped) - 4 Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp Coriander leaves (chopped) - 2 tbsp Salt to taste Oil for frying
Step 1: Wash and soak all the dals for 1 hour. After 1 hour drain the water completely.
Step 2: Grind the dals coarsely along with ginger, curry leaves, dry red chilli and salt. If needed add little water.
Step 3: Put this mixture into a bowl. Now add onion, green chilli, asafoetida and coriander leaves. Mix well.
Step 4: Heat oil in a kadai. Take small portion of the mixture, make a ball and flatten it with your hands in the shape of vadas.
Step 5: Put this in the medium hot oil and cook till both sides are golden brown colour. Transfer it into a tissue paper to remove the excess oil.
Step 6: Serve it hot with any sauce or chutney of your choice.