Rava vadas are delicious especially when eaten with a hot beverage. Rava is semolina; vadas are fried snacks. Here is the recipe...
1 and 1/2 cup fine rava (chiroti rava)
1 tblspn rice flour (for crispy)
1/2 tblspn flour (maida, to bind)
4-5 green chillis (more, if you want vadas spicy)
1 large onion finely chopped
handful of roasted and broken peanuts
1 tblspn hot cooking oil
cooking oil for frying
1 tspn baking soda
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl, and then add vegetables in to the bowl. Add hot oil, and mix well with a little water. Keep adding water to make a dough resembling chapathi/poori dough. In a pan, heat cooking oil. Smear oil on your palms, take small portion of the dough, and make flat circles as shown in the photo. Deep fry the vadas one after another. Ensure that you reduce the heat and slowly fry the vadas. If the vadas aren't crispy enough, you can add a little rice flour.
Serve the hot crispy vadas with chutney of your choice. I made chutney from ridge gourd peel, and served with vadas.
|Ingredients and dry mix|
|Dough and small portions flattened|
|Rava vadas served with ridge gourd peel chutney|