Wash and soak the lentils for 2-3 hours.
It cud be cos of the heat of the oil...was it med hot? If its not of the correct heat, though it might cook well inside it might have the crispy texture....Hope it helps!--DK
No I havent personally tried baking it. I have tried baking Masala Vadai though with good results - http://chefinyou.com/2009/06/baked-masala-vadai/ May be the same technique might help! Not sure though! --DK
Hi Sanc - I think you would use the same amount. This recipe will yeild approx 8-10 Vadas, of course, depending on the size you make --DK
Thanks Sanc :) .I may be wrong but I dont think the type of mixie really matters...anything that grinds will grind the batter too well..just plave the ingredients and let it run. Add drop by drop of water only if the processor refuses to run or grind. That should help...--DK