Recipe by Sandi (From CA)
A very popular snack sold in street stalls in India. You can substitute 1 cup of chana dal in place of the 1 cup total of urad and moong dals. I haven't made this yet - yield is rough estimate. Time estimate does not include soaking dal. Can be made vegan by using vegetable oil.
- 1⁄2 cup Urad Dal, washed
- 1⁄2 cup mung dal, washed
- 1⁄4 teaspoon hing or 1⁄4 teaspoon asafoetida powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 green chilies, minced
- 2 teaspoons coriander leaves, chopped
- 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- ghee or oil, for frying
Directions See How It's Made
- Soak 1/2 cup urad dal and 1/2 cup moong dal in a large bowl of water for 2-3 hours. Drain excess water, and grind to a smooth paste in a food processor.
- Add hing/asafetida, salt, green chilies, coriander leaves, ginger and baking soda. This should be a nice thick batter.
- In hot ghee or oil, shape batter into doughnut-like shapes with a hole in the center and fry the bada in batches on both sides until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
- Serve with a fresh chutney such as coriander.