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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Urad Dal Vada

Urad dal vada, an extremely common yet much loved south indian snack. I planned to make Pongal for breakfast today. Pongal without urad dal vada, its impossible for my hubby. My hubby says pongal tastes divine with these vadas. Ya i agree with him. Here is the delicious vada


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Ingredients

  • Urad Dal/ - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1
  • Green Chillies - 2
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Pepper Corns - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep fry

Method
  • Soak urad dal for 2 to 3 hrs and drain the water completely.
  • Grind the batter to a smooth paste,, don't add water while grinding.
  • Then add onion, green chillies, curry leaves, salt, cumin seeds, peppercorns to it an mix well.
  • Dip your hands in water and take a small ball sized batter and keep it on the palm and pat it to form a circle.
  • Make a hole in the center of the patted batter.
  • Fry the patted batter in oil till golden brown on both sides.
  • Now the vadas are ready to serve, serve hot with coconut chutney.
Tips: After soaking, drain the water and keep in the refrigerator for 1 hour and then grind it, so that u will get the round shape.

24 comments:

Pari said...

Valar, very nice crispy vadas and nice clicks.

Sushma Mallya said...

well presented and lovely pic...looks so crispy...

Priya said...

Gorgeous Vadas, just love this..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Nice crispy vadas!

Hari Chandana said...

WOW... wonderful clicks Valar... looks very tempting.. AWESOME!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

crispy vadas... nice presentation too...

Namratha said...

Wow, those look good! I can never get the right shape with these vadas, they land up as bondas instead :D

Sanghi said...

Perfect vadas with holes valar.. i don't get the holes in middle, so i rarely make it..! Pch.. but my hubby loves it a lot.. i'm not getting the trick..! ;(

Chitra said...

Hmm, looks nice..awesome presentation..I've posted ur cabbage - peas gravy in my T&T section..Have a look :)

Padma said...

Vada looks nice crispy and yummy ... my hubby too wants pongal served with vada, chutney and sambar :( :)

meeso said...

Nice pictures, must be so tasty!

Vijitha Shyam said...

yeah! what pongal without vadas?

Yummy! nice click!

Nags said...

i love the way you have plated this. on lettuce, brilliant!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

A pretty presentation!! Looks vibrant over those leaves valarmathi!!

sowmya said...

lovely pictures..

Varsha Vipins said...

wowo..great pics Valar..crispy fry..I love them swimming in chutney n sambar..:)

Premyscakes said...

looks very crispy and love the way u have presented it.

Hema said...

I have been trying to make this with my mixie but it never comes out perfectly.. Yours looks crisp and fluffy. nice pic..

Parita said...

Fantastic presentation there..feel like grabbing the plate right away!

Gita said...

Wow nice crispy vadas Valar...looks perfect...even when I make pongal i prepare sambar, vadas, and chutney to go with it...we love that combo :)

prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

wow looking delicious dear !!
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rekhas kitchen said...

ooohhhh crispy vadas with wonderful presentation valar nice click too.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow....my all time favourite vada....looks delectable....very nice presentation....

Anonymous said...

Looks crispy and traditional.........too good

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