Milagu (pepper) vadai is the crunchier version of ulundu vadai with a peppery taste. This thin crispy diskettes popularly known as "Anjaneyar vadai" are given as an offering to Lord Hanuman. The vadai's are connected using a thread and worn as a garland around His neck. Later these scrumptious diskettes are distributed as 'prasadam'.
Last week was 'Hanuman Jayanthi' and I prepared milagu vadai at home for neivedhyam (offerings). This also serves as a good evening snack.
Urad dal - 1 cup
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Wash & soak urad dal in water for about 30 mins (Do not let urad dal to soak in water for longer time). Drain it and grind it into a coarse paste without adding water.
Mean while pulse the pepper and break it roughly. Take a bowl, add ground urad dal, salt and broken pepper and mix them well.
Heat oil in a pan or kadai.
Grease a plastic sheet with a drop of oil / water. Make small balls of the dough and flatten them with your palms. Make a small hole in the center. Slowly drop them in hot oil and fry in medium heat till golden brown on both sides.
Cool and serve.