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Uddina Vada is a traditional South Indian recipe which is a common MUST HAVE for any south indian  breakfast. The idly and Sambar make a heavenly combination with the crispy vadas! This recipe is from my cousin Roopashree:) INGREDIENTS: Urad dal - 1 cup Salt - to taste Pepper - 2 tsp Ginger - 1 tsp Curry leaves - a few Chillies - optional Oil - 2 Tbsp HOW TO MAKE: Soak the urad dal in 2 cups of water for about 3 hrs. Grind the black pepper and keep it aside. Chop the ginger into very small pieces and keep it aside. Drain the water from the soaked urad dal.Grind the soaked urad dal with little water, so that the consistency is thick. Add pepper, ginger and salt to this mixture( If you want it be more spicy, chopped chillies can be added.) Heat oil, pat the batter on a oiled plastic sheet and make a hole like donut. Slip this into hot oil and fry it till it is golden brown. Remove from the pan,remove excess oil by patting it on a tissue