Rava Vada Recipe

Vadas are quintessential South Indian delicacies, consumed both at breakfast or as a tea time snack. There are various kinds of Vadas and the popular amongst them all is the Medhu Vada and Masala Vada. However, here we have prepared the vada using Rava or Semolina. This not only reduces the time for preparation as there is no need to soak the ingredients for hours, and at the same time, there is no compromise on taste.  Sooji (Semolina/ Rava), Curd (Dahi / Yogurt), Onion, Green Chillies, Curry leaves, Coriander (Dhania) Leaves, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Whole Black Peppercorns, Oil, Salt   1 cup Sooji (Semolina/ Rava) 1/2 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) 1 Onion , finely chopped 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped 1 sprig Curry leaves 1/4 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1/2 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns , roughly pounded Oil , for frying Salt , to taste     20   20     To begin making Rava Vada Recipe, take a big mixing bowl, add the rava, curd, chopped onion, green chilies, curry leaves, coriander leaves and mix well.Using a mortar and pestle, pound the whole peppercorns roughly. To the mixing bowl with the rava, add the cumin seeds, roughly pounded peppercorns and salt to taste. Mix well and leave it to rest for 15 minutes.In a wok, heat some cooking oil. Wet your hands with water, take a small ball portion of the batter and flatten it a bit and make a hole in the centre of the batter with the finger of other hand so that you can shape it like a vada. Slowly drop it in the hot oil.You can alternatively, grease a banana leaf with two drops of oil and placea small ball portion of the batter and flatten it a bit and make a hole in the centre of the batter to shape it like a vada. Pick up the banana leaf and slide the uncooked vada in the oil. Fry for about a minute or two or until the edges turn golden. Slowly flip it over and fry until the Rava vadas are golden brown in colour. Once done transfer the Rava Vada onto a plate with an oil absorbent paper.Serve the Rava Vada Recipe along with Coconut Chutney and Filter Coffee as a part of the weekend breakfast or as a tea time snack.