Its winter and time for hot and crispy snacks. Soyikura or Sabakshi soppu as the leafy vegetable is called in telugu and kannada respectively is high in nutrients. It is called Dill in English and is commonly available is most of the stores world over. We love the Soyyi kura vadas, not just because they are crispy and yummy but also for the distinct aroma that fills the kitchen when they are made.
Preparation time: 15-25 mins
Dill (Soyyikura aaku/Sabakshi soppu) 2 bunches
Mint Leaves (Pudina) 4-5strands
Spring onions 1/4th bunch
Coriander 5 strands
Curry leaves 10
Green chillies 5-7
Ginger 1 tsp
Refined cooking oil 1cup
Black gram (Urad dal/minapappu/udin bele) 1cup(100 gms)
Bengal gram ( Senagabedalu/kadle bele) 1 cup(100 gms)
Green gram (Moong dal/pesara pappu/hesarbele) 1cup(100gms)
Grated coconut(Optional) 1 cup
Salt to taste
Soak Black gram, Bengal gram and green gram for half an hour.
Finely chop the Dill leaves, mint leaves, coriander, curry leaves, spring onions and keep aside.
Grind in to a coarse paste the soaked dals,green chillies and a tsp of ginger.
In broad vessel, mix together the above ground paste with the finely chopped veggies. Add salt to taste, fresh and grated coconut(optional) and mix well to make a batter.
Take medium sized balls of the mix and pat slightly to make thick, medium sized, disc shaped cakes .Deep fry in pre-heated oil.
Soyyi kura aaku vadas are done. Soyyi kura aaku vadas taste awesome with tomato sauce or coconut chutney. A must have on a cold winter evening with hot chocolate to sip along.