Masala vadai is a very famous snack that can be found in all South Indian tea shops.This is a very easy vadai compared to Ulundhu vadai. Even beginners will be able to make this perfectly.
Bengal gram(Kadala parupu): 1 cup
Salt: 1 tsp
Red chillies: 2 or 3
Ginger finely chopped: 1 tsp
Onions chopped finely:1/4 cup (small onions tastes better)
Curry leaves: a sprig
Coriander leaves: a sprig
Garam masala powder: 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida : a pinch
Soak the dhal in enough water for atleast 2 hours
Grind it coarsely along with red chillies and asafoetida with very little water.
Add salt, garam masala powder and mix well.Add chopped curry leaves and coriander leaves as well.
Heat the oil in a pan.Make a lemon sized ball out of the batter and slightly press it to a round shape.
Fry 3 or 4 at a time in oil in medium flame until golden brown