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This recipe will serve four people . Wash throughly and soak 250g Black gram lentils or Undu Parippu) I normally soak overnight.
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Make sure to drain the m really well. If not the mixture will be soggy.
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Prepare these ingredients when you are ready to make them. Enough salt, finely sliced curry leaves, several chillies finely sliced, and some onions finely sliced.
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Add the soaked seeds to a food processor.
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Grind them in to a fine paste.
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After grinding it should look like this. take out to a bowl.
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Add the prepared spices and herbs.
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Mix really well.
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leave it covered  about 1/2 an  hour.
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Take a table spoon full of the mixture and  make balls. (Always depend on how big you want your vada to be)
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Press the prepared balls  using the other palm.
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Put it on your palm  
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Press using the thumb or the index finger.

 

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Add the prepared vada in to the hot oil. (Just slide through the palm)
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Deep fry until golden brown on a low heat. ( As all the ingredients are raw , cook on a low heat.)
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Drain on paper towels.
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Serve with Coconut Chutney.