Ingredients for Masala Vadai:
1.Chana Dhal - 2 cups
2.Chopped onions - 1
3.Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
4.Garlic pods - 2
5.Ginger - 1/2 inch
6.Red Chillies - 4
7.cloves - 2
8.Cinnamon stick - 1/2 inch
9.Baking soda - a big pinch
10.Salt - to taste
11.Canola oil for deep frying
12.chopped curry leaves few
1.Soak the chana dal for 4 hrs and drain the water leave in a large plate to get drain completely.
2.Meanwhile grind the ingredients in dry jar put fennel seeds, redchillies, cloves and cinnamon , grind it to powder and then add little bit of soaked chana dal, ginger n garlic. Grind to fine paste.
3.In another batch take the 2 tbsp of soaked chana and grind the remaining chana dal roughly n coarsely. Meanwhile heat the oil in the kadai.
4.Now mix the chana dal mixture with chopped onions,chopped curry leaves ,salt and baking soda.
5.Take a lemon size balls and flat it inbetween your palm.( the batter should be stiff not too watery, if you feel bit watery then add the rice flour to make it right).
6.Make the vadais immediately after ground the dhal, now put the flattened vadais in hot oil. Turn the vadais gently to both sides leave it to cook till turns golden brown.
7.Drain it in the kitchen towel..Now serve hot the Crispy Masala vadai with coconut chutney.
Rice and Paasi Paruppu Payasam
Ingredients for Rice and Paasi Paruppu Payasam :( Rice and Yellow Moong dhal payasam)
1.Raw Rice or Basmathi rice - 1/2 cup
2.Yellow Moong dhal - 1/2 cup
3.Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
4.Condensed milk - 4 tbsp
5.Full cream fresh milk - 250 ml
6.Coconut pieces - 4 tbsp (cut into bit pieces)
7.Ghee - 2 tbsp
8.Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
9.Sliced cashew nuts - 1 tbsp ( can also use whole nuts)
10.Raisins - 2 tsp
1.Dry roast the rice and dhal in a pot for 5 mts in medium flame till you get the nice aroma of the dhal.
2.Then wash the rice n dhal and pressure cook it for 4 whistles till it turns fully soft.
3.Now hot the milk in the pot in medium flame, leave it to boil till it reduce little bit thick.
4.Now add the sugar and cooked rice n dhal mixture, mix it gently till the rice mixture incorporate to the milk.
5.Cook it in medium flame after 3 boils add condensed milk ( it gives nice thick n good taste to payasam), cardamom powder. Leave it to cook for 10 mts in medium flame.
6.Meanwhile heat small frying pan, heat the ghee in medium flame fry the coconut bit pieces till light golden brown first and then add cashew nuts and lastly add the raisins.
7.Now pour the fried items with ghee on top of the payasam.
8.Delicious and yummyy rice n dhal payasam is ready to serve, it taste good while having one bite of masala vadai and sipping payasam. It also taste good with appalam.
This delicious and sweet Rice and Dhal Payasam is going to part in Payasam/ Kheer event in Shama's Easy to cook recipes.