Channa dal- 1 cup
red chillies- 2-3 or acc to taste
saunf- 1/2 tsp
hing- a pinch
onions- 1 chopped finely
curryleaves- a few,chopped finely
coriander leaves - a few chopped finely
oil for deep frying
salt to taste
Soak channa dal in water for 2 hours. Grind dal along with red chillies, saunf , hing and salt to a very coarse paste.
Add chopped onions,curry leaves and coraiander leaves to the paste and mix well. Make small balls and flatten it with ur palm.
Heat oil and deep fry the vadais. Serve hot with or without coconut chutney.
You can use yellow split peas instead of chana dal. By using this dal the vadais turn out to be more crispy.