Shhhh, here is a secret recipe that I learnt from my hubby.
Ok nothing much it’s the simple vada with a twist. Let me get serious here, Urad dal is very good for pregnant and lactating mothers as it contains proteins and a lot of calcium to strengthen the bones. Being South Indian it is anyways a part of the idly an dosa we eat. But Vada is deep friend so it can be eaten occasionally and for pregnant ladies, enjoy!!! Eat as you please. During my pregnancy I ate vada everyday, its definitely a better alternative to chips.
- Urad dal one cup
- Chilli flakes
- Oil for frying (I use rice bran oil as it’s a low absorption oil)
Soak Urad dal in water for minimum 2 hours to maximum of 5 hours. Then grind without adding water to a smooth paste. Actually you can keep this batter in the fridge for upto one week. To this add chilli flakes, oregano, basil and salt. Add pepper if you like, whole or crushed pepper not pepper powder. Now deep fry into small vadas, just drop with a spoon. If your very lazy like me use the pizza or pasta seasoning that is readily available, or next time your order a pizza save the seasoning and drop it right in. lol
Tomato ketchup or cheese dip goes very well with this.
For the Indian version, add green chilli, curry leaves, coriander and deep fry.