I thought why not try these vadas and add some spinach so that you feel just a bit less guilty about eating fried food ;)
2 cups cooked rice (leftover or cooled)
1/2 cup finely chopped spinach (you can add more for more greener vadas)
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1tsp finely chopped green chilies (add more for spicier vadas)
1tsp finely chopped garlic
1/3 cup Chakali bhajani or Rice flour ( they will be tastier with chakali bhajani)
oil to fry
1) Mix together rice, spinach and all the above ingredients. Mix well.
2) Make into 'doughnut' or medu vada shape.
3) Deep fry in oil till golden brown. Drain on paper towel
4) Serve hot with your favorite chutney/ hot and sweet sauce