Halwai November 1, 2023


• 500g – split Urad Dal with husk
• Salt
• Oil to deep fry
• 1 tsp – cumin/jeera
• 10 black pepper, crushed roughly if desired


  1. Soak dal for 3 hours, remove husk (not completely),
  2. Drain water completely and prepare a firm coarse paste along with salt.
  3. Add pepper and jeera and mix well.
  4. Make thin vada on a plastic sheet/or a clean wet cloth, put a hole in the centre and deep fry the vada on medium heat till it turns golden brown.
  5. Place them on a paper napkin to remove extra oil, if any (usually this vada does not absorb oil as the dough is a firm coarse paste).

Recipe courtesy of Uma Devi Ramachandra