Yesterday when I Ieft office it was cold and raining. The weather really took me down the memory lane when back home in India during the cold rainy days we would have hot bajji or vada with a cup of filter kapi(coffee)... hmmm... lovely days... mom would cook delectable dishes.
In the bus I was thinking of making some snack for the rainy day. When we were kids we would often visit my chitti paati (Grandma's sister) and she would always make some snack within minutes. One such snack was this arisi bolla vadai. Arisi means rice in tamil which is the main ingredient of this snack. I prepared this yesterday. Here is the recipe.
Rice - 1 cup
Toor dal/red gram - 3/4 cup
Red chillies - 2 to 3
Ginger - 2" piece
Curry leaves - a bunch
Cumin seeds - 2 tbsp
Oil - for deep frying
Soak the rice and toor dal for 2 hours.
Grind them along with ginger, red chillies, cumin seeds, salt and curry leaves to a smooth paste but dont add too much water. The consistency should be such that you should be able to pour the batter as a small ball into the oil.
Heat oil in a frying pan.
Pour the batter as small balls into the hot oil and fry till it is golden brown.
Serve hot with sauce or green chutney.
Preparation time: About 20 mins
Serves: 4 people