Vada is a type of savory fried snack from the Indian subcontinent. It is commonly found in South India, Maharashtra, and Sri Lanka. The basic ingredients for vada include lentils, whole grain, fenugreek and spices. It is often eaten as breakfast or snack and is usually served with chutney or sambar. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and packed with flavorful spices.
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Soak the urad dal in water for 4-5 hours.
Drain the water and grind the dal along with green chillies and ginger without adding any water.
The batter should be thick and smooth.
Add the asafoetida and salt to the batter and mix well.
Heat oil in a deep pan for frying.
Wet your hands and take a portion of the batter and shape it into a round disc. Make a hole in the center.
Gently slide the vada into the hot oil.
Fry them on medium heat until they are golden brown.
Drain the vadas on paper towels to remove excess oil.
Serve hot with coconut chutney or sambar.