Sunday, July 19, 2009

Aama Vadai/Lentils Vada



Vada or Vadai is a South Indian snack made up of mixed lentils.Ive not added onions in this vadai because I made these for Aadi Festival.A little bit of fennel seeds can be added while grinding and chopped onions can be added to the paste for making Masal vadai.

Ingredients:

Toor dal - 1/2 cup

Channa dal - 1/2 cup

Urad dal - 2tbsp

Dry red chillies -4 or 5

Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves - few (chopped)

Salt to taste

Oil for deep frying the vadai

Method:

Soak all the dals together along with the dry red chillies for 2 hours.

Drain and keep them for about an hour.

Then grind along with rechillies,required amount of salt,asafoetida into a coarse paste.Add only 2tbsp or 3tbsp of water while grinding.

The paste should be coarse and should not be watery.Add the chopped curry leaves.


Heat 3 cups of oil in a wide pan.Make small balls and gently pat to make into a disc shape.When the oil is hot enough,drop the vadai and fry in high heat for 2 minutes.Then reduce the heat and fry for few more minutes until the vadai turns golden brown in color.

Sending this over to MLLA - 13 hosted by Harini of tumyumtreats.This event was actually started by Susan

23 comments:

Ann said...

OMG!!! I want that now.. what a perfect snack to have with coffee:)) unbeatable and yummy looking vadai's.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely vadai dear...

Shri said...

Nice and crispy vadas!We make vada but with urad dal/Moong Dal;I should try your recipe..It looks so yummy

Nithya said...

Looks perfect and yummmm... :)

Rekha shoban said...

Hi ramya, this is first time visiting ur blog...lot of nice recipes. vada looks yummy!

lissie said...

Hi Ramya, first time to your blog...you have a wonderful space!
Lentils vada looks so yummy!

Parita said...

Perfect snacks, crispy and delicious!

Vrinda said...

I lov daal vadas..i always make these with toor daals,will try ur version sometime...

Ramya said...

Thanx Ann!!Cofee with hot and spicy vada is always a yummy combo

Ramya said...

Thanx a lot somoo!!

Ramya said...

Thanx shri!!HAvent tried with Moongdal..Try and lemme know

Ramya said...

Thanx nithya

Ramya said...

Thanx rekha for visiting my blog and for u'r lovely comments..Keep visiting often

Ramya said...

Thanx Lissie for visiting my blog and for u'r comments!!Hope to see u here often

Ramya said...

Thanx Parita!!

Ramya said...

Thanx a lot Vrindha!!Try with a combo of lentils and lemme know!!Iam sure u will like it

Pavithra said...

Oh wow thats mouthwatering winter snack.. really tempted seeing urs.. should do it today..

kittymatti said...

hey super!! the usual pandigai vadai..looks perfect da!

Prathibha said...

First time here dear...nice n yummy blog...Those vadas are looking yummy and perfect for this rainy season..
Do visit my blog when u get time..

EC said...

so tempting...easy and simplest vadas na

Varunavi said...

Lovely vada,mouthwatering :)

Hari Chandana said...

Wow... looks soo delicious and spicy.. lovely clicks.. perfect for the event !!

Hema said...

perfectly cooked.. looks crisp.. a suggestion is that you could add a little rice flour for crisp and a distinct taste. I learnt that this was a trick used in hotels esp with the ulunthu vadai