Thaddai vadai is a popular South Indian snack that is made from a mixture of rice flour and urad dal. It is a crispy and crunchy snack that is enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee. Here is a brief description of how it is made:
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1/2 cup urad dal
- 1/4 cup grated coconut
- 2-3 green chilies, chopped
- 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
- Salt to taste
- Oil for deep frying
- Soak the urad dal in water for about 2 hours, then drain the water and grind it into a smooth paste.
- In a bowl, mix together the rice flour, urad dal paste, grated coconut, chopped green chilies, asafoetida, and salt.
- Add water as required and knead the mixture into a smooth dough.
- Take small portions of the dough and shape them into small balls.
- Flatten each ball between your palms to make small discs or thaddais.
- Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
- Once the oil is hot, gently drop the thaddais into the oil and fry them until they turn golden brown.
- Remove the thaddais from the oil and place them on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
- Serve hot with a chutney or sauce of your choice.
Thaddai vadai is a delicious and crunchy snack that is enjoyed by people of all ages. It is a perfect snack for tea time, and can also be served as an appetizer at parties and gatherings.