Oats in a different form. And deep fried delight. Its quite an oxymoron, isnt it ? Healthy fried delight... Try this out and you would love it. Oats is a standard ingredient in my grocery shopping and I keep looking for healthier and tasty ways to include it in our diet.
After Oats Moong Tikki , Oats Upma , Oats Pongal and Oats Dosa, it was time for some indulgence. And what a protein packed and fibre rich snack it turned out to be. Its the Paruppu Vadai / Aama Vadai (Lentil fritters) but with a twist.. Suited for parties and potlucks, this goes well with Coconut Chutney or Green Chutney. Sending it to Day 6 of April Mega Marathon here.
Also to Mir who is hosting What's With My Cuppa.
Prep time : 2 hours (soaking) + 15 mins grinding | Fry time : 15 mins | Makes : 20 Vadais
Spice level : Medium
Difficulty level : Easy
Toor Dal / split pigeon pea- 1/4 cup
Channa Dal / Bengal gram - 1/4 cup
Oats - 3/4 cup
Salt - to taste
Fennel seeds (Saunf) - 1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 1 or 2 (adjust spice)
Green chillies - 2 or 3
Onions - 2 medium (finely chopped)
Oil - to deep fry
Soak the Dals with red chillies in warm water for 2 hours. Drain.
Dry Roast the Oats for 4 - 5 mins just so they turn warm to the touch. Cool in a wide plate.
Soak Oats in water for 15 mins before grinding - the water should be adequate enough to just wet the Oats.
Grind the drained lentils with all other ingredients except onions and oil to a coarse mixture
Transfer the ground mixture and add chopped onions and mix well.
Check for salt and spice level. Refrigerate for 15 mins.
Meanwhile heat the oil for frying (approx 2 cups) to medium hot
Make small flat roundels and fry the roundels (or vadais) till golden brown & crisp
Drain on absorbent paper
Enjoy hot with a cup of tea