Preparation / Directions:
Clean, wash and soak dals together for 3 hours. Drain water completely.
Grind red and green chiles, curry leaves, asafetida, salt, and a spoonful of dals together to a fine paste. Add rest of dals and grind coarsely. Do not add any water.
Add ghee and grated coconut and mix well. Take a spoonful of batter on a clean polyethylene sheet and pat into 2-inch Vadais (patties). Make 4 to 5 Vadais at a time. Heat oil and deep fry Vadais until crisp. Drain and serve hot with Chutney or Raita.
For Masala Paruppu Vadai (Fried Snack With Pulses and Onions) -
Make a batter as above. Omit grated coconut. instead add 3 onions (peeled and chopped fine) and 2 tablespoons coriander leaves (chopped fine) to the batter just before frying and mix well.