Nutritional value >> much more than the fried version
Taste >> awesome, just the same as the fried version
Texture >> pretty close to the fried version
Effort >> very minimal compared to fried version
So here is baked parippu vada for you :-)
- Channa dal - 1/2 cup
- Toor dal - 1/2 cup
- Green chilly - 4-5 (chopped very fine)
- Ginger - 2 Tbs (chopped very fine)
- Coriander leaves - (1/2 cup chopped very fine)
- Sea salt - as per taste
- Baking soda - a pinch
- Virgin coconut oil - 1-2 Tbs (for drizzling)
- Soak the channa dal and toor dal together for 8-12 hours or overnight.
- Drain the dals completely and grind coarsely. You should grind it a little more than how you would for the fried version. Try not to add any water for grinding.
- Add chopped ginger, green chilly, coriander leaves and salt and mix well.
- Mix baking soda with a few drops of lemon juice and add that to the dal mixture and mix it evenly.
- Grease a baking tray with a few drops of coconut oil.
- Divide the mixture into small walnut sized balls and press them between your palms. Spread them on the greased baking sheet and bake at 400 deg toaster oven for about 15-18 minutes.
- Set oven to broil setting and move the baking tray closer to the top and broil for 5-8 minutes till the vadas are crispy.
- This makes about 20 vadas.
- Enjoy hot with a cup of tea :-)
If you end up with extra moisture in the batter, just scoop the batter with a ice cream scooper and drop on cookie sheet and slightly press with a spoon. you might want to increase baking time by a couple minutes.