Monday, January 26, 2009

SPICY MASAL VADA

One of the famous South Indian specialty snacks. Takes less time to prepare and is a perfect tea time snack.

INGREDIENTS:

Bengal gram - 1cup

Toor dal – 1/2 cup

Urad dal – 1/4 cup

Green chilies – 5 (adjust according to your spiciness level)

Asafoetida powder – a pinch

Salt to taste

Onion – 1 big size (finely chopped)

Coriander leaves/ curry leaves - few (finely chopped)

Shredded ginger – little

Oil to fry

METHOD:

· Wash and soak the dals for one hour approximately.

· Keep about 2-3 tsp of dals dhal separately in the bowl and grind the remaining dals coarsely with salt and a pinch of asafoetida without adding water.

· To this ground mixture, add chopped green chilies, onion, curry leaves, coriander leaves, shredded ginger, and the dals (2-3 tsp) which is kept separately before grinding.

· Heat oil in a pan and make balls off the dough and flatten them into the shape of vadas and fry till golden brown.

15 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

kalakara po.. never tried mixing all dals and making vadas.this looks great.

Malar Gandhi said...

Love masal vadai so much, this looks crispy and nice...

meeso said...

Awesome, they look so good!!!

Adlak's tiny world said...

this s not fair vidhya... send me the whole..

similar to my version.. i too make using three dals. looks tempting and tasty... masala vada ooozz unbeatable one indeed.

jeyashrisuresh said...

my daughter's favourite.We used to call her rat while she is eating masala vadai. Replace yellow moong dal instead of urad dal. taste very great. just add few mint leaves after grinding. i will also try ur version.pic inviting

sriharivatsan said...

Thanks Mahi, Malar, Meeso, and Manni.

JS, adding moong dal is entirely new to me, never heard of, surely will try with that next time..Mint leaves will also give good aroma to the vada, Tx for sharing dear..

Nithya Praveen said...

Ummmmm yummy! Looks super crisp and lovely.

Viki Xavier. said...

Masal vadai looks tempting pa. Can I take one:)

Yasmeen said...

Crispy tea time snack,I'm so craving for it now:)

AnuSriram said...

Thats looks lovely... Nice and spicy vadas makes a nice winter treat..

Jaishree said...

WOOOOOOOOOO yum..Love masal vadaithis looks crispy and nice...drooling over here...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds good!Would love to taste some!
You too have a cool space here:)

Swapna Pravin said...

Your vada is looking great. Sure it will taste yummy!
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Trupti said...

masala vada looks very tempting

n33ma said...

Your blog is very interesting with delightful recipes.yumm vada!