Urad Dal Vada

Sides/Snacks

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Servings:

12 pieces

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A South Indian recipe, Urad Dal Vada is a popular doughnut shaped snack that is a favourite in Singapore. We start off by rinsing the urud dal (known as white lentil) and have them soaked overnight before blending it into a nice creamy batter. More ingredients are then added, like toasted mustard and cumin seeds before this is formed by hand into a “doughnut” shape. Fry until golden, and enjoy the yummy taste that comes with your hard work!

Ingredients

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urad dal
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urad dal
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tsp
salt (or to taste)
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tsp
tsp
salt (or to taste)
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tsp
tsp
black mustard seeds (toasted)
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tsp
tsp
black mustard seeds (toasted)
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tsp
tsp
cumin (toasted)
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tsp
tsp
cumin (toasted)
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tsp
tsp
fenugreek (toasted)
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tsp
tsp
fenugreek (toasted)
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green
green
chillies (seeded and diced fine)
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green
green
chillies (seeded and diced fine)
0.00
medium
medium
onion (diced)
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medium
medium
onion (diced)
Oil for deep frying
Oil for deep frying

Steps

1

Rinse urad dhal several times and soak in water for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Rinse urad dhal several times and soak in water for at least 4 hours or overnight.
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2

Drain the water. Place the urad dhal in a food processor. Add salt (or to taste).
Drain the water. Place the urad dhal in a food processor. Add salt (or to taste).
Mark as completed

3

Blend it until it forms a smooth fluffy white thick paste.
Blend it until it forms a smooth fluffy white thick paste.
Mark as completed

4

Place batter in a big bowl.Add in toasted mustard, toasted cumin seeds, toasted fenugreek, green chillies (seeded and diced fine) and onion (diced). Mix the batter well.
Place batter in a big bowl.Add in toasted mustard, toasted cumin seeds, toasted fenugreek, green chillies (seeded and diced fine) and onion (diced). Mix the batter well.
Mark as completed

5

Heat oil in a wok till 170°C. To test, drop a tiny ball of batter. If it raises up to the surface, the oil is hot enough.
Heat oil in a wok till 170°C. To test, drop a tiny ball of batter. If it raises up to the surface, the oil is hot enough.
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6

Pour some oil in a small bowl. Dip your fingers in it to ensure the batter does not stick onto your hands when you shape it.
Pour some oil in a small bowl. Dip your fingers in it to ensure the batter does not stick onto your hands when you shape it.
Mark as completed

7

Take a small portion of batter, shape into a doughnut and drop in the hot oil by gently shaking off the fingers.
Take a small portion of batter, shape into a doughnut and drop in the hot oil by gently shaking off the fingers.
Mark as completed

8

Deep fry til they turn golden. Strain excess oil and set aside. Repeat until all batter is used up.
Deep fry til they turn golden. Strain excess oil and set aside. Repeat until all batter is used up.
Mark as completed

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