Gadhwali Urad Dal Vade are the famous vadas of Uttarakhand, specially from Agrakhal. These are made from black urad dal with husk, which makes them a nutritious snack. The black sesame seeds sprinkled on vadas make them look extra special.
|Preparation time||60 minutes|
|Whole Urad or broken urad dal with husk||1/2 cup|
|Cumin seeds (jeera)||1/2 tsp|
|Whole coriander seeds||1 tsp|
|Fennel seeds (moti saunf)||1/2 tsp|
|Black peppercorns||1/2 tsp|
|Asafoetida (heeng)||A pinch|
|Green chillies||1/2 tsp|
|Black sesame seeds (til)||1 tbsp|
|Vegetable oil||To fry|
- Pick dal for stones and dirt and wash thoroughly. Soak them overnight for at least 6 hours. In the morning drain all the water and grind dal coarsely in as little water as possible.
- You can also use the white urad dal but Gadhwali Vade come out better with black dal.
- Whisk the ground dal till it’s light and fluffy. To test, drop a little dal in water. If it floats, it’s ready otherwise whisk some more.
- Chop ginger and green chillies finely and mix in dal.
- Next, lightly roast all the whole spices and grind coarsely. Mix them in dal along with salt and asafoetida.
- Now heat oil in a wok to fry. Make dal vadas on wet fingers with a hole in the middle, stick some sesame seeds on it and fry in hot oil.
- Once the vadas are golden brown, take them out on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
- Gadhwali Urad Dal Vade are ready, serve them hot.