Matkiche Vade Recipe - Moth Beans Fritters
Matkiche Vade, a Maharashtrian snack that you can make for your evening snacks or can pack for your snack box. It tastes great along with Green Chutney.
Matkiche Vade Recipe (Moth Beans Fritters) is a spicy deep fried Maharashtrian snack. Matki sprouts are ground to a coarse paste and mixed with chickpea flour (besan), green chillies, herbs, onions and a few spices to make these addictive Vade.
This recipe uses coriander, but you can also use mint, dill or fenugreek leaves. Matki Vade is a great tea time snack or a delicious appetizers.
If you like this recipe, you will also try other Vada Recipes such as
Note: Roast besan till fragrant and brownish if you are shallow-frying the patties.
- 1-1/2 cups Moth Dal (Matki) , sprouted
- 1 Onion , finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
- 4 Green Chillies , finely chopped (adjust)
- 1 inch Ginger , chopped
- 3 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- 4 tablespoon Gram flour (besan) , adjust
- 1 tablespoon Rice flour
- Salt , to taste
- 1/2 Lemon , juiced
- Cooking oil , to deep fry
How to make Matkiche Vade Recipe - Moth Beans Fritters
To begin making the Matkiche Vade Recipe, firstly grind the sprouts with the green chillies, cumin seeds and ginger in a blender, to a coarse paste.
Heat oil in a wok/kadhai, for deep frying. In a mixing bowl, add the matki paste along with besan, rice flour, chopped coriander, onion, hing, salt, lime juice and mix. Adjust quantity of besan.
Make small balls of the mixture and pat lightly to make small tikkis/patties.
Fry in hot oil, on low to medium flame, till golden brown. You can alternately use a shallow fry pan and shallow fry them, instead of deep frying.
Use a slotted spoon to take out the vade and place them on an absorbent paper, to drain off excess oil.
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