Methu Vadai Aka Urad dal vada is a healthy and regular part of the breakfast among South Indians. In fact it is popular among the people of other countries too. Why donâ€™t we make it even healthier by adding Proso millet and make it a complete part of our breakfast! Serve these hot proso millet methu vada with piping hot sambar / coconut chutney / Mint leaves chutney.
1 cup + 1 tbsp whole white urad dal
1/8 cup + 1 tbsp Proso Millet
Â½ tsp raw rice
Â¼ tsp cumin seeds
A generous pinch of asafoetida
Â¼ tsp roughly crushed pepper corns
2 green chillies chopped (depending upon your taste)
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 tsp grated fresh coconut
2 tsp finely chopped coriander leaves
Salt as required
Oil for frying
Clean and wash Urad dal, rice and proso millet together.
Soak for 4 â€“ 5 hours.
Strain water completely from the soaked grains, add cumin seeds, salt and grind them without adding water. It should be fluffy and light, then only you will get soft and crispy vadas.
Transfer the vada batter to a mixing bowl. Add all the other ingredients except oil.
Mix well and check for the spices and salt.
Heat oil in a frying pan; shape the vadas from the batter.
Fry them in hot oil.
Transfer to a serving plate and serve with your favorite accompaniment or as it is!
You can add finely chopped onions to the batter if you wish.
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