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Bada - Savory Indian Snack
From: Sandi (From CA)

A very popular snack sold in street stalls in India. You can substitute 1 cup of chana dal in place of the 1 cup total of urad and moong dals.

SERVES 6 -10

  • 1/2 cup Urad Dal, washed
  • 1/2 cup mung dal, washed
  • 1/4 teaspoon hing or asafetida powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 green chilies, minced
  • 2 teaspoons coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • oil, for frying

Soak 1/2 cup urad dal and 1/2 cup moong dal in a large bowl of water for 2-3 hours. Drain excess water, and grind to a smooth paste in a food processor.

Add hing/asafetida, salt, green chilies, coriander leaves, ginger and baking soda. This should be a nice thick batter.

In hot oil, shape batter into doughnut-like shapes with a hole in the center and fry the bada in batches on both sides until golden brown.

Drain on paper towels.

Serve with a fresh chutney such as coriander.