Halwai November 5, 2020


• 1 cup – Urad Dal
• 1 tsp – Rice flour
• 1/2 tsp – pepper Corns
• Salt to taste
• Oil for frying


  1. Clean the urad dal and soak it for 30 minutes
  2. Drain, grind the dal by sprinkling a little water, to a coarse paste.
  3. Add the pepper corns and salt
  4. Just give a pulse or two to break the pepper corns and take the coarse paste in a bowl.
  5. To this urad dal paste, add rice flour and 1 tsp of hot oil and mix well
  6. Take a plastic paper and grease it with oil.
  7. Take 1 lemon size ball of the urad dal batter and place it on top of the plastic paper
  8. Cover the plastic paper with another greased plastic paper
  9. Place a flat bowl on top of the cover and press the bowl gently to make a flat round vada as thin as possible. Apply the pressure evenly.
  10. The patti should be very thin to get a crispy vada.
  11. Gently remove the top cover and with a wet index finger make a hole in the middle.
  12. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan.
  13. Gently remove the plastic cover from the vadai patti and deep fry all the vadas.
  14. Drain excess oil on a kitchen towel.
  15. Serve.
  16. Recipe courtesy: Subbu’s Kitchen

Recipe courtesy of Subbalakshmi Ranganathan