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OIL FREE CHANA DAL VADA IN AIRFRYER

OIL FREE CHANA DAL VADA IN AIRFRYER


Ingredients
  • Chana dal 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour 1 teaspoon
  • Onion 1
  • Ginger small piece
  • Green chilies 2-3
  • Curry, coriander, dill, methi and pudina / mint leaves - total half-bunch
  • Cooking soda 1 pinch (optional)
  • Oil for Brushing
  • Salt to taste

Method
1. Wash chana dal. Soak it in 1/2 a cup of water for 1 hour. Drain the water to a bowl. Use this water for grinding, if required. Keep aside for 20-30 minutes.       
2. Chop the onion, one chili and the green leaves.  Add chana dal to a mixer jar. Add half a table spoon of onion pieces, 2 chillies, ginger, and salt. Grind the items into a coarse paste. If you are unable to grind, add little water, which you had used to soak the chana dal, to the jar. Grind again. If there is chana dal, which is not ground, press them with your fingers or leave them as is. Transfer to a bowl.        Add chopped onions, chili, green leaves, rice flour, soda and salt to the ground mixture. Mix. The masala vada mixture is ready.           
3.  Make balls, which are about double the size of a lemon, if you wish to make bigger-size or fewer vadas. Flatten one vada ball on your palm or a plastic paper, and place in air fryer, brush gently with oil
4. Pre heat the Airfryer at 200oC. Brush the Tikkis with oil and air fry at 200oC for 10 minutes or till slightly golden brown.  masala vada / chana dal vada is ready. Serve with  pudina chutney and or tomato sauce.