Urad Dal Vada
|Urad Dal Vada|
2 cups urad dal
1 tbsp pepper corns
Salt to taste
1 tbsp butter
Oil to fry
A few curry leaves
Wash dal nicely and drain water completely and leave for 15 minutes
Grind dal with pepper, curry leaves and salt to a coarse paste without adding water.
Add butter (softened)and mix.
Heat oil in a heavy vessel.
Take a lemon sized dough and spread into very thin discs on a thick plastic sheet or banana leaf.
Fry 3 to 4 vadas at a time in hot oil on medium heat till vadas are golden brown.
Remove, drain on a paper towel, cool and store in airtight containers.
4 cups par boiled rice
1 cup urad dhal
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
Wash and soak the rice and dhal.
Soak rice and dhal separately for 8-10 hrs.
Soak fenugreek seeds along with urad dhal.
Gring urad dhal first and then grind par boiled rice smoothly.
Add salt and mix thoroughly with your hands.
Keep closed and keep in a dark place for 10 hrs and let it ferment.
After 10 hrs mix the fluffed batter with a spatula.
Now mix a pinch of soda with little amount of water and add to the fluffed batter.
Now your idli batter is ready.
Grease the idly plates with oil and pour a laddle full of idli batter and steam cook in idly cooker for 7-10 mins.
Now remove from flame and allow to cool for 5 mins.
Then dip a spoon in cold water and run it around the mould and flip them out using a spoon.
Fluffy idlys are ready to serve.
Serve with corianderchutney, coconut chutney or sambar.
|Paruppu Puran Boli|
Puran boli is a well-known sweet dish from southern India. There are many varieties of boli made with different purans. Boli which has got an irresistible taste is prepared usually during festivals or celebrations.
Chana dal - 2 cups
The preparation of boli falls in three steps. The making of outside cover, the making of puran and the actual making of boli in the tava.
Preparation of outside cover:
Set 1/4 cup of maida aside for making boli.
In a kadai dry roast the chana dal slightly till it becomes brownish.
Make equal lemon sized balls from the maida dough.
Rice - 1 cup
Soak the rice along with 1 table spoon of black gram dal in water