I am sure people who know this snack would at least drool at its name once! A deep fried snack enjoyed anytime of the day ;) Few days back I saw these crispy vades on Chitra Amma's Kitchen and Naale maadthiya ? (will u make them tomorrow?) haan! was my hubby's reaction :D . Added to this already mounted temptation a friend of mine told me that she made M.Vades during our regular harate (chat) and I was all ......J, so I went upon making them. Thanks to my friends Viji, Mayura and also Chitra Amma for their crispy maddur vade recipe. Here is how they looked like..(they were my share of vades ;) )
Rice Flour: 2tbsp
You need the following to make these delicious fried snack :
Onions : 1 cup (onions are chopped into small pieces) (1 cup holds 100ml water)
Green chilli paste : 1 tsp (u can add more if u need spicier vades)
Curry leaves : 5-8 (chopped)
Coriander leaves: 2 tbsp (chopped)
Maida/All purpose flour : 1 cup (1 cup holds 100ml water)
Chiroti rava/semolina: 1/2 cup
salt as required
Hot oil : 1/4 cup
Oil for deep frying
1.Mix all ingredients given above using a spoon.Caution : Do not use your hands to mix the flour at this stage as hot oil might burn your fingers.
2.Leave the mixture aside for 15 minutes. The moisture in onions will wet the flour at this stage.
3.If do not intend to deep fry at this stage do not mix the flour with water. You can mix it with water when you want to deep fry. You can also mix partial flour with water and leave the other part. This small tip helps prevent the dough becoming soggy. This is an important step.
4.Heat oil over low flame. When oil is warm start with the next step.
5.If you wish to deep fry vades, sprinkle water over the flour and mix to make dough. The dough here at this stage resembles soft chapathi dough.
6. Pull a small lemon sized dough and pat it on a greased non sticky paper or laminated paper (food wrapping paper in Singapore can be used) to make a nice circle.
7. Transfer these to your fingers (hold it on 4 fingers) and slide them over to hot oil. Be careful.
8. Fry them till they are red and crisp. Drain them on a kitchen towel. Enjoy hot hot vades with coffee or tea.
9. I made masala chai/tea with hot hot vades. If you wish to learn more about Masala Chai you can visit this page : Cooking Station-Masala Tea
Mint flavored maddur vade ..