Bajra Vada 1

Bajra Vada goes well with almost everything. One can’t imagine a winter evening without a nice hot cup of coffee or tea. Chilly weather outside also makes one crave for the perfect savory snacks to go with your beverage. Vada is one such snack which makes for the ideal combination with a hot cuppa. However, when you hear vada, you instantly think deep fried and unhealthy. Hence, we give you a healthier option in the form of Bajra vada, made from bajra (millet flour) and nutritious methi (fenugreek leaves). Bajra is rich in vitamin B and just like methi we discussed before, Bajra controls cholesterol, helps prevent diabetes and also helps with digestion.

 

Bajra is rich in vitamin B and just like methi we discussed before, Bajra controls cholesterol, helps prevent diabetes and also helps with digestion.
Bajra Vada

What you would need:

Take the bajra, aata, sesame seeds, ajwain, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, jaggery and salt and mix it well in a bowl. Add oil, ginger garlic paste and the chopped methi to it. Then add yogurt. Mix it all again together. Add some water and knead medium hard dough. Set the dough aside for about 20 mins. Make small marble sized balls out of it and flatten them and keep aside. Heat enough oil in a pan so that the flat vadas are drowned in, on medium heat. Once hot, fry 4-5 at a time, till they are golden brown from both sides. Repeat for the rest.

For the more health conscious, an alternative to deep frying the vadas is to shallow fry them and roast them on a tava. The vadas are now ready to enjoy with your chaai! You can serve this Bajra Vada with pickle or chutney.

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