Wanna have healthy and guilt free snacks during dieting ?
Then, try these complete nutritious vadai which is prepared using fresh corn kernels, chana dal and mixed millets. Though the process is little bit lengthy, the pleasure of enjoying guilt free snacks takes away all the pain of preparing. The same recipe can be prepared like pakodas instead of preparing vadas by just placing little corn - millet mixture on a baking sheet without perfect shape. This can be served as evening snack along with mint or roasted gram chutney and green tea.
1/2 Cup Chana dal / Kadalai parupu
1 Cup Fresh sweet corn kernels
1/2 Cup Mixed Millet
4 Green chillies
Small piece of Ginger
1 Tsp Saunf
3/4 Cup Onion, Finely chopped
3 Springs of Curry leaves, chopped
1/2 Tsp Chilli powder
Salt to taste
Wash and soak channa dal for 2 -3 hours.
Dry roast the mixed millets and grind into fine powder. Keep aside.
Grind green chillies and ginger without adding water and keep aside.
Drain the water from the soaked chana dal and grind it coarsely.
Transfer it to a bowl and grind fresh corn kernels coarsely.
Transfer the ground corn to the same bowl and add ground chilli - ginger paste followed by onion, curry leaves, saunf, chilli powder and salt.
Add the ground millet powder tp the corn mixture.
Combine the ingredients, divide the mixture and make equal sized balls.
Take one ball and gently flatten it using palm ( like cutlet ).
Arrange all the flatten vadas on a baking tray lined with baking sheet.
Bake it for 15 minutes in a pre heated oven at 200 degree C.
Flip the other side and bake it again for 15 minutes at 200 degree C.
Once done, remove from the oven and brush it with little olive on one side.
Change the settings to grill mode and grill it for 5 minutes.
Flip the other side again and brush it with little olive oil.
Grill it for another 5 minutes or till it turns crispy and brown color.
Once done, remove from the oven and serve hot.
For pakoda, just take little corn & millet mixture and place it on the baking tray lined with baking sheet / paper.
Remaining procedure is same as the baked vada.
Serving Options :
Serve hot with chutney.