Rava Vada is a very popular South Indian snack, which has a unique taste and fabulous texture crispy outside and soft from inside. A quick to make a snack for any time, all you need are basic ingredients like semolina, onion, curry leaves, cumin, grated ginger… which makes a crunchy and yummy snack to munch with a cup of tea/coffee, best when served with coconut chutney.
Semolina/Rava – 2 cups
Rice flour – 1/2 cup
Onion – 3 medium chopped finely
Ginger – 1 tsp grated
Coriander – 1 small bunch chopped
Curry leaves – 2 springs chopped
Green chilies – 2 no’s chopped
Chilly powder – 1 to 1 1/2 tsp
Cumin 1/2 tsp
Cooking soda – 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Hot oil – 2 tbs
Oil to deep fry
Add semolina, rice flour, grated ginger, chopped green chilies, onion, coriander, curry leaves, cumin, salt and cooking soda in a bowl toss it well.
Rest the mixture for 15 mins.
after 15 mins the mixture becomes soft due to the moisture of chopped onion, Heat oil in a pan to deep fry, when it is hot enough add 2 tbsp of hot oil to the mixture, toss it with a spoon, sprinkle little water, and mix it to a chapati dough consistency, adjust the consistency that is easily spreadable.
grease your hands with little oil,
Take a lemon sized ball pat it to round and thick patties, drop it to the hot oil, deep fry until it turns to golden and crispy for both sides, cook on a medium flame.
Once done remove it with a slotted spoon,
transfer it on a kitchen tissue to drain the excess oil in it, and continue the same for the rest in one or two batches.
Crispy and yummy Rava vada is ready to serve.
Enjoy with your favorite sauce or best served with Coconut chutney.