Sweet urad dal vada is a traditional sweet recipe, a simple to make recipe made with soaked urad dal , grated jaggery and cardamom which makes a delicious snack served along with medu vada in festive occasions, a tasty snack which is crispy outside and soft inside, a authentic south Indian snack followed from generations, do try and enjoy this healthy and tasty snack.
Black gram (Urad dal ) – 1 cup
Rice – 1 tsp
Jaggery – 3/4 cup grated (adjust to your taste )
Cardamom – 4 no’s powdered
Rinse and soak urad dal and rice for 2 to 3 hrs, after soaking drain the water in it, blend it in to a thick smooth paste without adding water,
Use small portions of dal to grind batch wise as its easier to grind into a soft paste. Once done fluff the paste properly,
Add grated jaggery and freshly crushed cardamom,
Mix well, until jaggery gets mixed properly with the mixture and keep ready. Heat oil in a pan to deep fry,
When the oil is ready, wet your hand with water, take a lemon size ball, flatten it to vada, make a hole in the center, gently drop it gently in the hot oil, fry both sides until crisp and golden brown in a medium flame, (take care always cook in a medium flame as jaggery is added, it turns to dark in colour if you fry in a high flame)
Once done, remove them with a slotted spoon, drain the excess oil in it, place it on a kitchen tissue to absorb excess in it. Continue the same in two or three batches.
Sihi vade/sweet vada tastes great once it is cooled completely. Consume/ preserved it until next day.