You would have heard that Mom's cooking is the best...well, my mother's cooking is great too. However, with beaming confidence...I cooked this 'Medhu Vada' for my Mommy (during last vacation) and the good news is, she loved it:) Its an accomplishment from my end! Yeah, entering Mommy's kitchen..rearranging stuff, creating a perfect meal and getting that approval!!! Well, I usually get lot of scoldings for rearranging the kitchen/ but now a days she is used to me:) Cooking for Dad and Mom is bit challenging! They have their own set of rules, where knowing and abiding by the conventions is bit tricky. Anyhow, over years I have learned that...rather than showing our culinary abilities to the dinners/guests, its always what they want! So, I tell to myself hundred times...I am not trying anything stupid/ or infusing anything or mutilating the original recipe...its tough, but practice makes it alright:):) And come on, how hard is that to repeat your own Mom's recipe...that surely provides an award winning ticket:)
Urad dal 1 cup
Green chilies 3 chopped
Ginger 2" chopped
Purple onion 1 small bulb - chopped
Coconut 2 small pieces - chopped
Curry leaves few
Cilantro leaves few
Peppercorns 1 spoon
Cumin seeds 1 spoon
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Baking soda 1 pinch
Sago powder 2 spoons
Oil for shallow frying.
Soak urad dal for a tleast 1-2 hours and wet grind the same...like a butter:)
Now add all the above mentioned ingredients to it, except oil. Mix well.
Heat oil in a pan, make vadas using wet-fingers. Fry them till golden to reddish brown.
Serve warm as a snack.