Had prepared this yesterday for the first time. Really came out well.
Here is the recipe.
2 cups of channa dal
6-8 green chilies finely chopped (change according to intensity of chilies)
1 tbsp fresh coriander finely chopped
1 tbsp baby dill leaves finely chopped
1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
salt to taste
oil to deep fry
Preparation time : 20 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins
Makes : 20 vadas
Soak channa dal overnight. Filter out the water from the soaked dal and grind it in a food processor or wet grinder. Grind till the batter is finely coarse. Consistency should be thick. Mix the salt, chilies, coriander, baby dill, jeera to the batter. Wet the palm of your left hand with water, put a tbsp of batter, pat it with right hand. Pick it with your right hand and put in into the heated oil. Deep fry until the vadas are golden brown and the inside is well cooked. Serve the hot vadas as a snack anytime.