Thursday, November 25, 2010

Karthigai Vadai

My mil makes this vada for Karthigai (Festival of lights) every year. I was at my inlaws during the first Karthigai and i saw my mil and her sisters make this vada. It is a delicious combination of Medhu vada and Daal vada :-) When she was here last time i made it with her help and it was quite easy to make. So, i decided to follow the family tradition and do it from this Karthigai and it came out very well. My husband and my boys loved it and i hope you like it too :)



Ingredients



Urad daal 1.5 cups

Channa daal 0.5 cup

Red chillies 6

Hing 1 small spoon

Curry leaves - a handful

Green chillies - 3 (optional)

Salt to taste

Cilantro - a handful (optional)



Method :



Soak 1/2 cup of urad daal and 1/2 cup of channa daal together in water for 1 hour. Remove the water and let the daal dry in a clean, dry cloth or paper towel. Now, soak the 1 cup urad daal for 1 or 2 hours. Grind the urad daal with redchillies and little water. If you are going to add green chillies later, reduce the redchillies. 3 or 4 should do. Grindt to the consistency of medu vada batter. To this batter, add salt and add the dried daal mix, chopped green chillies, curry leaves and cilantro and mix well.

Take a pan and heat oil for deep frying. Shape the batter into vadas and deep fry till golden brown. The addition of the daal mix makes it very delicious. Perfect with hot tea on a cold rainy day :)







16 comments:

Pavithra said...

Mmmmmmm beautiful shape and yummy crispy vadas... Who don't say no to this.

jayasree said...

This is new to me...Interesting. Looks like the best of both uzhundu and paruppu vadais.

Prathibha said...

They look really nice..lovely shape...can munch in 3-4 at one go..:)

Rekha shoban said...

perfect vadai!!nice presentation and click!

Priya said...

Crispy vadas looks sooo tempting..

rekhas kitchen said...

Wooow beautiful shape and tempting pic. have to try this onefor sure.

Anonymous said...

nice pic of Medu Vada

Rachana said...

Vadas look so crispy and yumm. Beautiful click!

Veggie Hut said...

beautiful shape.. mouthwatering vadas..

Vibaas said...

thanks all :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sure looks very tempting,no one can eat just one Vibaa!

jeyashrisuresh said...

vadai with urad and channa dal sounds new and looks yummy viba

Vibaas said...

thanks raji and jey.

Mona said...

They look delicious!

Radhika @ foodfor7stages said...

A keeper recipe Vibs. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

Vibaas said...

thanks mona and radhika

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