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Monsoon vadas filled with nostalgia

Even though the internet is flooded with urad vada recipes, I am compelled to document my quest to make the perfect vadas that are filled with spicy nostalgia. My attachment to food is most evident by the many food memories I hold dear. One such memory, takes me back to being a shy 10 year old at my tuition teacher’s place who was also my neighbor. Ever so often her mallu mom would make these yummy vadas and generously set aside some for me. Oh I can still recall biting into those piping hot vadas and tasting chilli in it with a hint of ginger (I suspect). And there was an occasional bite of dried coconut in it too.

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