Vada Curry

Serves: 4 
Calories: 250/serving
Senagapappu1 cupsoak for 4 hours
Onion2 largejulienne
Tomato2 mediumchopped
Garlic3 - 4 large cloveschopped & crushed
Fennel seeds2 tsp
Cloves4 small
Cinnamon2 inch stickbroken
Saltto taste
Red chili powderto taste
Green chilis4 - 5 mediumsliced vertically

  1. Soak dal for 3 - 4 hours/overnight and grind coarsely with salt and little water
  2. Spread on to a plate and steam in cooker for 10 minutes without whistle (make sure plate has a lid)
  3. Let it cool and cut into squares
  4. Fry fennel seeds, cloves and cinnamon in little oil
  5. Add onion, garlic and green chilis, cook for 5 minutes
  6. Add tomatoes, water and dal squares
  7. Adjust salt and red chili powder and cook until the squares break down and are incorporated into the gravy
  8. Serve with any kind of dosa or idli