Dill Leaves Madala Vada.. Dill is a unique plant, because both its leaves and seeds are used as seasoning. It is rich in vitamin A, C, B6, folates, riboflavin, calcium, iron and other important minerals. Using of dill leaves in masala vada it is very common in south India and they make different varieties of fritters with this leaves. Even I love adding this leaves in different recipes and I cook dill leaves saag with potato, when goes very well with roti.. When ever I cook this leaves at home the smell of the leaves stays for atleast 2days and I love that and I rarely cook any fried items but when ever I cook I always make it a point to add fresh green leaves.. Adding dill leaves to fritters it gives a very nice smell and unique taste and you'll end up having more.. The people who are weight concious needs to watch out when you cook this masala vadai.
1 cup channa dal
1 Onion, 3 green chilles(finely chopped)
1/2tsp fennel seeds
2tbsp chopped coriander and mint leaves
1 spring curry leaves
1 inch piece ginger
5-6 garlic cloves
Salt as needed
Oil for deep frying.
Soak channa dal for 3-4 hours. First grind ginger, garlic and fennel coarsely.
Then drain channa dal completely and add it in two batches and grind coarsely. (Not too smooth)
In a mixing bowl add grinded channa dal, fennel mixture. Then add onion, green chilles coriander and mint, salt, sooji, besan and curry leaves.
Keep a bowl with water and wet both hands. Make equal sized balls first for uniform sized vadas. Mean while Heat oil in deep frying pan. Shape each ball to flat patties of medium thickness.
Deep fry in hot oil until golden in colour,flipping once in between. Cook in medium flame to ensure even cooking and golden colour. Drain in paper towel.
Serve hot with tea/coffee or coconut chutney as side dish for vada .