January 26, 2016

Oats & Sprouts Baked Vadai / Diet Friendly Recipe - 57 / #100dietrecipes

After posting my " Baked Masala vada ", tried another delicious and crispy vadas using different set of healthy ingredients. Channa dal and Moong dal are soaked and added to mixed sprouts along with oats and spices is made into vada shape is further baked to get a crispy and tasty snack. This snack goes yummy with any variety of chutney.

Ingredients :

1/4 Cup Channa dal / Kadalai Parupu 
1/4 Cup Moong dal / Pasiparupu 
1 Cup Mixed Sprouts ( Black chickpeas, horse gram, cow pea and green gram )
1/2 Cup Oats
1/2 Cup Onion, Finely chopped
3 Green chillies
1 Tbsp Ginger, Finely chopped
Salt to taste
3 Springs of Curry leaves
1 Tsp Saunf / Perunjeeragam 
1 Tbsp Olive oil ( For brushing )

Method :

Wash and soak channa dal and moong dal for couple of hours.

Drain the water and add it to a mixer jar along with sprouts, green chillies and ginger.

Grind it coarsely ( add water if necessary ) and transfer it to a bowl.

Add chopped onions followed by oats, curry leaves, saunf and salt.

Combine together and divide into 8 - 10 equal sized balls.

Take one ball and gently flatten it using palm.

Vada should should not too thick else the inner part of vadai will not get cooked.

Repeat the process for the remaining balls.

Place a baking sheet on a baking tray ( to avoid oil ) and arrange the flatten vadas.

Bake it for 12 minutes in a pre heated oven at 180 degree C.

Flip the other side carefully and bake it again for another 12 minutes.

Once done, remove from the oven, brush it with olive oil on one side.

Change the setting grill mode and grill it for 4 minutes.

Repeat the same for other side and grill again for 4 minutes.

Grill till the vadas turn crispy and light brown color.

Once done, remove from the oven and repeat the process for the remaining flatten balls.

Serve hot. 

Serving Options :

Serve hot with any variety of chutney.