Thursday, August 23, 2012

Vada curry

This is a simpler version of vada curry. If vada is prepared, the curry is so easy to prepare. I like this as the side with appam. Best with idli too. For healthier version of vada, it can be steamed.


Ingredients:

For vada:
  • Toor dal - 1/2 cup
  • Chana dal - 1/2 cup
  • Red chilly - 4
  • Chopped onion - 1 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds (saunf) - 2 tsp
  • Grated coconut - 1 tbsp 
  • Oil - to deep fry
  • Salt - as per taste

Method:

Soak both the dal in water for 1 hour. Drain the water through a strainer. Combine red chilly, fennel seeds, coconut, salt and dal and grind to a coarse paste. Do not grind smooth. Add the chopped onions and mix well. Take a spoon of batter and add in hot oil and deep fry till it is half cooked. Do not make it crispier.  Keep aside.
 For Curry:

  • Onion - 3
  • Tomato - 2 
  • Ginger - garlic paste - 1 tbsp 
  • Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Cilantro - 1 tbsp
Method:

Chop the onions ans tomatoes lengthwise. In a medium pan add a tbsp of oil and add onion, ginger garlic paste. Fry till onion is pinkish. Add tomatoes and cook till they are mushy. Add red chilly powder, coriander powder and salt. Add the vada, if it is too big make into smaller pieces using hand and add it. Simmer for 15 minutes with 1/2 cup of water. Garnish with cilantro. Serve with idli, appam or as you prefer.

Note:
  • If vada is crispier, it will not combine with curry. So fry till half cooked.
  • You can steam the vada for 5 to 7 minutes instead of deep frying.
  • This curry will be very thick, if you want in liquid consistency you can grind coconut and khus khus and add in gravy and boil for 10 minutes.

24 comments:

faseela said...

yummy n lovely curry

சிநேகிதி said...

Looks yummy...

PT said...

i prepare it little watery to accompany with idli :)

Shailaja Reddy said...

Yummy vada curry.

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Vimitha Anand said...

I love this with dosas... yummm

Divya Pramil said...

Though am not a big fan of vada curry your clicks makes me want some!! Looks so delicious :)

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Manju said...

Wat a unique curry...never heard or tasted it before. Sounds really good n healthy.

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Manju
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Sangeetha said...

very delicious looking vada curry...love it with dosa!

jeyashrisuresh said...

I have tasted this once in my friend's place, never tried on my own. Nicely made anu, quite flavorful too

Amina Khaleel said...

vada curry looks fantastic... perfect with idlis and dosas..

Akila said...

I have tastes this in hotel only... Love to try at home...

@lekshmi said...

delicious curry...........

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Real tasty and flavorful curry....
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Maayeka said...

Different and delicious !

Biny Anoop said...

wow anu i have had this b4 and loved it ...nice to have the recipe

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Debs @ The Spanish Wok said...

Love curries.

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Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Had tried this once very long ago from mallika Badhrinath's cook book...and liked it a lot but didn't prepare later cos of deep frying vadas...steaming them is a great option..like your version

Priya said...

I can have two more idlies with this irresistible vada curry,been ages i prepared them.

CREATIVE MIND said...

Yummy :) thanks for sharing the recipe dear!!

SerenaB said...

This looks amazing! I think I can smell the wonderful smell through the screen! I will have to save this recipe for later! Have a great week!

Jay said...

wow...marvellous...I'd looove to give it a try..:)
Tasty Appetite

sangeeta said...

Nice. I think all Indian states have it's own version of a vadi or vada curry. I love it any which way :-)

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