Soak the chana dal for 1-2 hoursor until they double in size.
Next, drain the water and transferthe chana dal into a blender.
Add cumin seeds, cumin powder,coriander powder, red chili powder, aesofetida, salt, turmeric powder, greenchilies, ginger garlic paste, and coriander leaves into the blender.
Make it into a coarse powder-likemixture with minimal addition of water.
Pre-heat the air fryer at 400° Ffor 5 minutes.
Next, transfer the content of theblender into a bowl. Add finely chopped onions, curry leaves, and rice flour.Mix well.
Coat your hands with oil and stratshaping the vadas by taking a small portion of the mixture and shaping it intoa round disc. Make as many as you can with the mixture you have.
Spray the air fryer basket withoil.
Next, place the pieces in the airfryer basket, spray a bit of oil on them, and cook them at 400°F for 8-10minutes.
You can flip them once in betweenso that they are cooked well.
For the green chutney, blendeverything together in a blender. Adjust salt and lemon juice if required.
Serve vadas hot with green chutneyand enjoy as an evening snack with tea.