Monday, March 27, 2006

Masal Vadai

On a Rainy day, you would normally want to relax with a Hot tea and with it some Hot snack.
Masal Vadai, Bajji, Pakoras etc are the ideal choices. As you know, Rain is only an excuse to enjoy these. On a normal day, usual excuses are made, to enjoy these :- )

My procedure to make 10 to 12 vadas ( medium size) goes like this:


1. Channa dal 1 cup
2. Green chillies to taste
3. Dry red chillies to taste
4. Salt to taste
5. Ginger one small piece
6. 1 pod garlic ( Optional)
7. Fennel seeds ½ tsp
8. Ghee ½ tsp
9. Curry leaves little
10.Coriander leaves little
11.Onion 2 finely chopped
12.Oil for frying ( deep frying)


1. Soak dal for 2 to 3 hours with green chillies and red chillies.
2. Take a little amount of dal , grind it with Red chillies, Green chillies, Ginger, Garlic, Salt and Fennel seeds without adding water.
3. Take remaining dal ( drain all water) grind it coarsely take and mix it with the other mixture.
4. Adding ½ tsp of Ghee, Curry leaves, Coriander leaves and Onion. Mix it with hands.
5. Heat oil in a kadai, make small round ball of Vada mixture and slightly flatten it and fry in a oil in medium flame it brown.
6.Drain excess oil and serve.

> Is the Tea ready, to serve with this? <

{ What is your excuse for a Masal Vadai? }


1. Adding ghee will keep the inside (Vada) texture soft and out side crispy.
2. Add any Keerai (Spinach). Best is mulai keerai or Murunga keerai (Drumstick leaves) instead of Onion.
(Mulai Jeerai - Tamil / Amarnath leaves - English / Thotakoora - Telugu)

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