Vadai is a popular Indian snack among Malaysians of all races.
Ingredients:375g black gram dhal
1/2 tbsp plain flour
1 1/2 tbsp rice flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 onion, finely diced
1 tsp meat curry powder
2 green chillies, seeded and chopped
1 stalk curry leaves(use leaves only) chopped
Soak dhal for 2-3 hours. Drain and blend two-thirds into a paste in an electric food processor. Leave the one-third portion aside.
Combine the ground paste with the unground portion. Add in flour, rice flour, salt and sugar, curry powder, onnion, green chilli and curry leaves. Mix well into a dough.
Take a small portion and shape into balls. Flatten them into patties and deep-fry in hot oil until crispy and golden.