A wonderful fried snack from the state of Gujarat.
This recipe makes about 20 vadas.
1 cup bajri flour (millet flour)
1 table spoon wheat flour
1/3 tsp turmeric
1 tea spoon finely chopped hot green chili
1/2 tea spoon grated ginger
¼ tsp hing
3 tbsp yoghurt
3 tsp sesame seeds
1/4 tsp red chili powder (1/2 tea spoon if you prefer more spicy)
1 table spoon oil
1/2 tea spoon Salt
2 tea spoon fine sugar
In a wide bowl mix all the ingredients. Yoghurt should be enough to make dough but if required, wet hands and then knead dough. knead the dough again with about 1 tbsp oil. On the side, heat about 3 cups of oil in a frying pan. Make a stiff dough and immediately shape into vadas by taking a small lemon size ball and pressing it in your palm . Fry vadas immediately on low heat until light brown.
You can eat the vada as is, with green chutney or any hot indian pickle.