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 Pongaland 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
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