This a really simple and simply superb recipe taught to me by my friends mom Jalajaka , it really tastes awesome and has a big advantage where we can keep the vada dough for at least one week in fridge and still it turns out awesome. A must try snack.
One cup rice ( Ponni or basmathi or raw rice) : wash and soak it for 2 hours
Tamarind : one big lemon size
Whole Red chillies : 6 nos
Curry leaves a few
Fresh Coconut scrapped : Two handful or half coconut
Salt to taste and oil for frying
1. Remove all the water from thee soaked rice and dry grind the rice without adding water to a course powder and dont make it very fine and keep aside.
2. Grind in the mixi with little water , coconut, redchillies, curry leaves and tamarind like chutney and salt keep aside.
3. Now add the chutney to the rice powder and mix well with hand so that you get a thick dough like muruku dough even thicker than that and now make small balls and take a plastic bag and rub oil on it and make the ball flat with hands and the vada should be thick and deep fry it in hot oil in medium heat . It will swel up like pooris.
Serve hot with plain coconut chutney and even it tastes great when eaten with no side dips.