hey the recipe was really good but i made some changes i prefered green chilly instead of red and added some saunf , a piece of ginger and a pinch of asafoetida. it really tasted good.
Its skinned whole Black gram. Yes, yellow split peas is channa dal.
You can use a combination of both or just one - depending on your level of heat . I used a little of both since we do not consume "hot" food. The powder you see in the picture of Garam Masala and not chilli powder :)
Thank you so much swarna :) I liked your suggestion - I love saunf myself. Will add it the next time I make these Vadais :) --DK