Til aur Kothamir Vadi:(Maharastrian Style)
Ellu-Kothamalli Vadai. Til ka Vade. Corinader leaves Vada.
Oil for deep frying
Chana dal/chick peas 1 cup
Black sesame seeds 1 fistful
Peanuts/cashew nuts 1 fistful
Cilantro 1 bunch chopped
Jaggery 1 spoon
Tamarind pulp 1-2 spoons
Onions finely chopped
Green chilies finely chopped
Ginger 2" grated
Garlic paste 1/2 spoon
Dry red chili flakes
Fennel seeds - powdered 1 spoon
Fennel seeds 1/2 spoon
Soak lentils for about 20 minutes and coarsely grind them with sesame seeds and peanuts by adding very less water.
Now throw in all the spices and stuff mentioned...bring it to vadai consistency batter.
For a change, I steamed the fritters and then shallow fried it in oil!
You can heat oil in a shallow frying pan, shape them and shallow fry till crisp and nice, directly for more crispy vadas.
Serve warm to go with you tea.