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Ulli Vada (Onion Fritters)
- Duration: 15 minutes
- Serves: 2 to 4 people
Spice Level: Low
A good trick is to add a pinch of baking powder to the besan and leave it be for an hour to ensure that the pakodas come out with the best texture.
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Ulli Vada is one of the simplest and easiest snacks that can be prepared. It is similar to the Rajasthani pyaj pakoda and is a well-loved tea-time snack across Kerala, both at homes as well as in restaurants.
- Gram flour (besan) (2 cups)
- Rice flour (½ cup)
- Onion, thinly sliced (3 to 4)
- Ginger (adrak), minced (1 tbsp)
- Green chillies (hari mirch) (2 to 3)
- Asafoetida (hing) (a pinch)
- Curry leaves (kadipatta) (1 to 2)
- Salt ( to taste)
- Oil (for deep-frying)
- Combine all the ingredients (except oil) in a large bowl and mix properly. Add in some water and keep mixing the batter till it comes to an almost-thick consistency.
- In a kadhai, heat oil for deep-frying.
- Carefully scoop out small round portions of the batter and deep-fry them.
- Let each fritter turn golden brown on both sides.
- Serve the crispy Ulli Vada as a snack along with a cup of hot tea or coffee.