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khandvi recipe
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Khandvi recipe

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Medu vada and Sambar[snacks made from split black gram lentils]

It is a traditional snacks of South India.It is made from split black gram lentils which is rich in essential fatty acids.This snacks is one of our family favorites though our origin is not South India.The Lentils is ground and the batter is immediately deep fried in oil.For fluffier vadas I add a pinch of baking soda.You can serve this snacks with any sauce or coconut chutney.But I find it the best when immersed in another type of cooked lentils called sambhar.The sambar is made with yellow lentils  and is extremely nutritious as it is packed with other veggies.The main challenge is how to make the hole at the center of the vadas.This time I took a shortcut and used icing bag without the nozzle to make ring like vadas.
Ingredients

1.Split black gram lentils 1 cup
2.Green chillies 2 to 3.
3.red chilli 1
4.Garlic 5 to 6
5.Coriander leaves chopped (around two tbsp)
6.Baking soda (1 pinch)
7.Salt
8.Oil(2 cups for deep fry)

 

 

Preparation
1.Soak the Split Black gram lentil in sufficient water
2.Soak it for 4 to 5 hours(Just put enough water to just soak,do not add lots of water)
3.Strain the water with a strainer
4.Grind it smooth with all the above ingredients.
5.The batter should be thick but not pouring and runny.
6.add the batter in icing bag ,remove the icing nozzle.
7.Heat oil for frying
8.Make rings with the help of piping bag in the oil and fry in medium heat,till crisp.

Sambhar Dal
This is a lentil curry which can be served with any south indian dish.It is spicy and tasty.
Ingredients
1.Toor Dal or Bengal gram lentils( 1cup)
2.Assorted vegetables(cut into small pieces ) 1 cup
3.Mustard seed 1/2 tbsp
4.Curry leaves( 6 to 7)
5.Asafoetida(1/2 tbsp)
6.Kashmiri chilli powder( 1 tbsp)
7.Turmeric( 1 tbsp)
8.Seedless Tamarind soaked in water(1 tbsp)
9.Sambhar powder(readymade)
10.Onions (chopped into big pieces)
11.red chillies 2 to 3 whole

Preparation
1.Boil the vegetables and onions with little salt separately.
2.Boil the lentils with salt and turmeric.
3.Cool the dal and once it is cool mash the cooked lentils with a blender.DO not have to make it very smooth.
4.In a wok add 2 tbsp of oil and add mustard seeds,
5.Once the seeds starts spluttering add curry leaves ,asafoetida and red chillies whole.
6.stir it for sometimes taking care not to burn the seasoning.
7.Make a paste of sambhar powder and red chilli powder in water and add.
8.Add the boiled vegetables.
9.Add the cooked and mashed lentils now.
10.Add 1/2 cup of water and soaked tamarind.
11.Allow to simmer covered for 10 to 15 minutes.[take care and stir it often] 12.When the lentils changes its color and looks blended with spices take it off from the fire and serve in bowls with medu vada added.

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Medu vada sambhar

It is a traditional snacks of South India.It is made from split black gram lentils which is rich in essential fatty acids.This snacks is one of our family favorites though our origin is not South India.The Lentils is ground and the batter is immediately deep fried in oil.For fluffier vadas I add a pinch of baking soda.You can serve this snacks with any sauce or coconut chutney.But I find it the best when immersed in another type of cooked lentils called sambhar.The sambar is made with yellow lentils  and is extremely nutritious as it is packed with other veggies.The main challenge is how to make the hole at the center of the vadas.This time I took a shortcut and used icing bag without the nozzle to make ring like vadas.  
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword appetizer, breakfast, medu vada
Prep Time 12 hours
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 day 12 hours 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author indrani

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1. Split black gram lentils 1 cup
  • 2. Green chillies 2 to 3.
  • 3. red chilli 1
  • 4. Garlic 5 to 6
  • 5. Coriander leaves chopped around two tbsp
  • 6. Baking soda 1 pinch
  • 7. Salt
  • 8. Oil 2 cups for deep fry

Instructions

Preparation

  1. 1.Soak the Split Black gram lentil in sufficient water
  2. 2.Soak it for 4 to 5 hours(Just put enough water to just soak,do not add lots of water)
  3. 3.Strain the water with a strainer
  4. 4.Grind it smooth with all the above ingredients.
  5. 5.The batter should be thick but not pouring and runny.
  6. 6.add the batter in icing bag ,remove the icing nozzle.
  7. 7.Heat oil for frying
  8. 8.Make rings with the help of piping bag in the oil and fry in medium heat,till crisp.

Sambhar Dal

  1. This is a lentil curry which can be served with any south indian dish.It is spicy and tasty.

Ingredients of sambhar

  1. 1.Toor Dal or Bengal gram lentils( 1cup)
  2. 2.Assorted vegetables(cut into small pieces ) 1 cup
  3. 3.Mustard seed 1/2 tbsp
  4. 4.Curry leaves( 6 to 7)
  5. 5.Asafoetida(1/2 tbsp)
  6. 6.Kashmiri chilli powder( 1 tbsp)
  7. 7.Turmeric( 1 tbsp)
  8. 8.Seedless Tamarind soaked in water(1 tbsp)
  9. 9.Sambhar powder(readymade)
  10. 10.Onions (chopped into big pieces)
  11. 11.red chillies 2 to 3 whole

Preparation of sambhar

  1. 1.Boil the vegetables and onions with little salt separately.
  2. 2.Boil the lentils with salt and turmeric.
  3. 3.Cool the dal and once it is cool mash the cooked lentils with a blender.DO not have to make it very smooth.
  4. 4.In a wok add 2 tbsp of oil and add mustard seeds,
  5. 5.Once the seeds starts spluttering add curry leaves ,asafoetida and red chillies whole.
  6. 6.stir it for sometimes taking care not to burn the seasoning.
  7. 7.Make a paste of sambhar powder and red chilli powder in water and add.
  8. 8.Add the boiled vegetables.
  9. 9.Add the cooked and mashed lentils now.
  10. 10.Add 1/2 cup of water and soaked tamarind.
  11. 11.Allow to simmer covered for 10 to 15 minutes.[take care and stir it often]
  12. 12.When the lentils changes its color and looks blended with spices take it off from the fire and serve in bowls with medu vada added.
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