Ulunthu Vadai

Ulunthu Vadai is a awsome light golden brown crispy snack. This is one of the favourite snack all indian families.

2 cups of urad dal
2 tbsp raw rice
4 green chillies or red chillies (depending how spicy you want)
1 big onion - chopped
A small piece of ginger
Few curry leaves - chopped
Few coriander leaves - chopped
1/4 tbsp of cumin seeds (Jeera)
A bit of hing
Salt as per taste
Oil for deep frying

1. Wash and soak the urad dal for 5 hrs. Grind it together with raw rice into a smooth (not too smooth) paste without adding much water.

2. Beat well the batter and add the finely chopped onions, green chillies, ginger, curry leaves, coriander leaves, cummin seeds, hing and salt. Mix well. (If its too watery, add a bit rice flour)

3. Add oil in kuali and keep medium flame. Wet your hands and take out the batter and make a lemon size ball and gently push the ball from your palm to the end of the fingers and press with your thumb and make a hole with your thumb. Slide it carefully into the oil and deep fry it until golden brown.

4. Serve it with coconut chutney, sambhar, payasam, or even with chicken curry....hmmmm...yummy!