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  2. 1/2 liter yellow split peas

  3. 2 teaspoons salt

  4. 8 green chiles -- (to 12)

  5. 1 inch ginger

  6. 175 gram onion

  7. curry leaves

  8. 1 bunch coriander leaves

  9. 20 grams cashew nuts -- optional

  10. 2 cardamom pods -- optional

  11. 1/2 teaspoon masala powder

  12. 3/8 liter oil

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  1. Masala Vadai is a South Indian snack.

  2. Soak yellow split peas in water for 2 - 3 hrs. Grind the soaked mixture with salt coarsely, without adding much water. Cut the onions into small pieces along with ginger, green chiles and add them to the mixture along with coriander leaves and curry leaves. Now add the masala powder and add all other optional ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Fry small spoonfuls of the mixture in hot oil. Traditionally, a banana leaf is used and the mixture is taken in lumps of the size of a small lemon and lightly pressed on the banana leaf and the resulting flat thingie is dropped into the oil and fried until it turns brown. The intensity of the color needed is dependent on your taste!

  3. Translated from Cook And See (`Samaithu Paar') by S. Meenakshi Ammal, a cookbook in Tamil


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