Corn and Chana Dal Vada
Who doesn’t like to have a super tempting, piping hot snack with their evening cup of tea?? Just visualize a rainy evening, you sitting in your balcony or by side of your window with a cup of coffee /Tea and a plateful of yummy snack.. Wow!!! I am sure this wow would have struck the cord of your heart as well. Rains have knocked the doors in Bangalore and so is the mood of preparing new snack every evening.. :D
There are range of Indian snacks that are popular with almost every household, starting from Samosas to Kachoris, Dhoklas to Khakras and the list is never ending. One such very popular snack from done southern India is Chana Dal Vada. Giving this Chana Dal Vada a twist was my fellow blogger and friend Farrukh’s Idea (her recipe link Click Here). I tried the recipe with certain tweaks ( Not Voluntarily but as per the ingredients available at hand) and as expected these superb snacky Vadas were absolute hit!! J
These Vadas are easy to make and a crowd pleaser too. Your kids will love them, your guest would not stop himself or herself at one and you will love making them, as it needs least effort.
So let’s begin with the ingredient list and then the process on how to prepare them.
· 1 cup Chana Dal (washed, Soaked for 4-5 hours)
· ½ Cup sweet corn (I have used Frozen ones, thawed them)
· 1 small onion Roughly Chopped
· Handful of Fresh coriander leaves
· Salt as per taste
· ½ tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
· ½ tbsp lemon juice
· 1 tsp paprika powder
· 1 tsp Cumin powder
· ½ tsp. carom Seeds/Ajwain
· ¼ tsp of Turmeric powder
· ½ tsp dried Oregano
· Oil for Frying
1.) Drain the excess water from Soaked Chan dal thoroughly
2.) In a blender jar put the soaked chana dal and make coarse breadcrumb like Powder/Mix.
3.) Thaw the frozen sweet corn, and microwave them for 2 minutes.
4.) Drain the excess water from corn as well.
5.) Now In the same blender/Mixer jar in which we blended Chana dal, add Roughly chopped onion, Coriander leaves, Sweet corn and blend it again. Make sure the paste is not very smooth we need the mixture to be coarse.
6.) Now take this mixture out in a big bowl.
7.) Add Salt, paprika powder, Ginger Garlic Paste, Carom Seeds, Cumin powder, Oregano, Turmeric Powder, Salt and Lemon juice and mix the ingredients nicely.
8.) The mixture at this stage should have consistency of a dough to make vadas ready to fry.
9.) If you feel the mixture is too dry, you can sprinkle some water and adjust the dough.
10.) Let the Dough rest for 10-15 minutes.
11.) Once done, take small portions and make small balls. Give them shape of vadas by pressing the balls a little between the palms.
12.) Fry the vadas on medium flame till golden brown.
Here they are, yummlicious Chana Dal Vadas are ready…. Wait, what are you waiting for, go rush to your kitchen and try them … J J
Happy Cooking and Stay blessed