It was karthigai, so I thought of making Urad dhal vadai (an easy recipe). Again this is a common South Indian recipe which is prepared for almost all festivals.
Urad dhal – 1 cup, ginger half inch (optional), green chili – 2, salt, onion, curry leaves, rice powder or cornflour, soda-bicarbonate
> Soak urad dhal in water for about 1 hour
> In a grinder, grind ginger and green chili for few seconds
> To this add the urad dhal after draining the water
> Add salt while grinding (do not add too much water while grinding, add 4 or 5 tsp if required)
> To the grinded flour add chopped onions, chopped curry leaves, 3tsp rice powder or 2 tsp cornflour and diluted soda bicarbonate in few drops of water.
> Mix well and deep fry in oil till golden brown.
Vadai ready :)
You can soak the vadai in sambar or curd and have sambar vadai or curd vadai