Make This: My Roti Place's Spiced Lentil Doughnuts

Mix up your plant-based diet with a recipe for medu vada – a South Indian veggie-packed snack – from Toronto's build-your-own roti chain. 

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1 cup urad dal
1 tsp salt
1 sprig curry leaves
2 tbsp ginger, finely chopped
1 green chili, finely chopped
½ cup red onion, finely diced
1 pinch asafoetida
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp black peppercorn
Vegetable oil, for frying


1. Soak the urad dal lentils overnight. After soaked through, blend into a smooth texture. 

2. Add in all other ingredients and mix well.

3. Separate mixture into small bite-size pieces and roll into round balls. Use your thumb to press a hole in the centre.

4. Deep fry in vegetable oil until golden brown.

5. Serve with coconut chutney or a chutney of your choice.