Uzhunnu Vada (Medu Vada)

Urad dal - 2 cups
Onion - 1 medium(finely chopped)
Green Chillies - 3nos
Ginger - 1"piece(finely chopped)
Curry leaves - 2 springs (chopped)
Black Peppercorns - 10nos crushed
Coconut - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
Oil - for deep frying

Wash and soak urad dal for about 2 hours. Wash and grind urad dal into fine paste (no water should be added while grinding). Pour the urad batter into a large mixing bowl. Now mix in onion, green chillies, ginger, curry leaves, coconut pieces and peppercorns mix well. Add salt to taste.

Heat oil for deep frying in a kadai. Take a lemon sized ball of the urad batter and make a hole in the center. Slide these doughtnut shaped urad batter very carefully in the hot oil. Fry till they turn light golden brown and crispy.

Delicious Uzhunnu Vada is ready to be served with coconut chutney.