The ingredients required are

Vazhaipoo, cleaned, chopped        1 cup

Channa Dal                                ¾ cup

Urad Dal                                    2 tbsp

Green or Red chilli                      4 – 5

Fennel seeds or jeera                  1 tsp

Onions chopped                          ¼ cup

Asafoetida                                 As needed

Coriander & curry leaves, Salt      As needed

Oil                                            For deep frying

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Method

1.     Soak dals for 2 hours. In blender, grind chilli, jeera/fennel first and then add the dal, completely drained from water and grind coarsely.

2.     Then add the chopped vazhaipoo and grind to your desired consistency.

3.     Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the chopped onion, salt, asafoetida, coriander& curry leaves. Mix well.

4.     Heat oil in kadai and make medium sized patties/vadai in your palm. Grease your hands with water.

5.     Drop the vadai in oil and cook in medium flame. You can fry 4-5 at a time. Fry both sides until golden and crisp or until the inside gets cooked well.

6.     Drain to paper towel and enjoy hot. Its very flavourful even when its cooled down.

7.     Now enjoy the tasty vadais with chutney of your choice.

Health Benefits:
Excellent source of fibre.
Control excessive pain and bleeding during menstrual cycle.
Good during pregnancy. High in iron so they stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood.

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