Monday, July 9, 2012

Uzhunnu vada/Medu vada

These are the uzhunnu vadas without a hole. :) I don't think anyone can imagine a uzhunnu vada without the hole. But believe me I tried really really hard to get a hole in the middle of the vada, but it adamant that it won't form. There was no problem with batter. It was thick. The only reason is my hands are not so artistic enough to make holes. So finally I scooped batter and deep fried in oil. The taste was the same but the shape was different. Serve these crunchy uzhunnu vadas with coconut chutney. Enjoy your teatime.



Vada
Ingredients
  1. Urid dal - 1 cup
  2. Green chilli - 2
  3. Shallots - 4 to 5
  4. Ginger - 1 small piece
  5. Salt to taste

Method
  • Soak the urid dal in water for 2 hours
  • After soaking put all ingredients in small jar of mixer and grind it to a smooth paste. (There is no need to add water. If you require little water to grind, then add a tbsp rice flour to batter to soak it up).
  • Heat oil in a vessel
  • When oil becomes very hot, put a scoop of the vada batter into oil and deep fry till golden brown.


For chutney
Ingredients
  1. Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  2. Green chilli - 2 (chopped)
  3. Ginger - a small piece (chopped)
  4. Shallots - 2 (chopped)
  5. Water for grinding
  6. Salt to taste
Method
  • Grind together all ingredients in a mixie to get a smooth paste.
  • Serve with hot vadas








23 comments:

  1. Looks appetising with chutney topping

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  2. Yummy vadas, who cares about the holes..

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  3. Yummy vadas...so inviting with chutney on top..ready to eat !

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  4. Wow..yummy vadas...looks tempting...love to have this with pongal or idlis.

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  5. ah this is good. i havent tried medu vadas but dahi vadas yes..

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  6. yummy vada. Perfect with tea & idly..

    - Sarika

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  7. These are something I have come to love in Bangalore...look so yum and crispy

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  8. looks very crispy.. sometimes i too dont get the correct shape..

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  9. i use to do the vadas without holes but they come out shapeless..but as you said they are tastier..

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  10. Crispy and yummy vada,my favorite too

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  11. very crispy vada with coconut chutney....very tempting :)

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  12. Thank you for stopping by my space dear :) I used to make these vada without holes initially...now with some difficulty I have succeeded to make with holes...but they taste good anyway rt :)

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  13. up write up put a big smile on my spcae :) It has happened to me too..after all what is in the shape,its the taste that matters :)

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  14. all time fav vada...looks delicious with coconut chutney topping :)
    Spicy Treats

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  15. Yummy and crispy vadas.....there will no difference of taste with or without holes in vadas.

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  16. crispy and soft vada..very tempting!!!
    http://indiantastyfoodrecipes.blogspot.com

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  17. Monda, its me Rajita.... am going to try this today... so easy and so delish! YOU ARE AMAZING.

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  18. Monda... its me Rajita! Am going to try this today... so easy and absolutely DELISH! Have I told you that you are AMAZING?

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