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About this recipe: This is a savoury south Indian snack made with dhal that is shaped like a doughnut. It is popularly served during the festive holidays and also great for tea time. Vadai can be eaten by themselves or accompanied with coconut chutney or sambhar.

Suhara Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Serves: 8 

  • 1 cup black gram (urud dhal), soak for 40 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 or 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • Oil for deep frying

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Clean the dhal and drain. Place in blender and add a little water and blend until the dhal becomes a thick paste.
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients with the paste and set aside for 5 minutes. Heat oil for deep frying until hot. Drop spoonfuls of the paste into hot oil and fry until it is brown and crispy. Serve hot.

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