Healthy Version !!
1 cup channa dal soaked for 2 hours (Kadala Paruppu)
4 red chillies (Adjust to taste)
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
2 garlic cloves
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
Oil to deep fry
Soak channa dal and red chillies for 2 hours.
Take the dals and red chillies in a blender along with garlic, fennel seeds and salt.
To the ground dal add onions.
Add coriander leaves.
Take a small portion of the mix.
Flatten to form a vadai.
Deep fry in hot oil.
Vadais are done when they are brown on both sides.
A healthy alternative to the deep fried version is to use the kuzhi paniyaram pan. Heat the pan and add 1/4 tsp oil to each groove. Place a small portion of the dal mix in the groove.
Flip over after a couple of minutes or so and let the other side cook. Healthy vadai ready.
This is the low fat alternative and see it does not look too different .
This is the deep fried version.