Saturday, December 18, 2010

Vada Curry

Vada curry is a very famous side dish for idlis,dosais ,pooris in south India,especially in Tamil nadu.Its a curry in which chunks of vadais are added.It tastes yummy and tangy.I love to make it for idlis.Had some left over vadai batter in the freezer.Thought of using it in vada curry.Prepared today's dinner ,vada curry and idlis.My husband ,even tried with parottas.He loved it a lot.



Ingredients:

For Vadai:
1.Chana dal      -      1/2 cup
2.Fennel seeds -       1 tsp
3.Green chilly  -       1
4.Cilantro         -       1 spring

For Curry:
1.Onion           -           1
2.Tomato        -            1
3.Green chilly -            1
4.G&G paste   -            1 tsp
5.Chili pwdr   -             1 tsp
6.Turmeric pwdr-          1/4 tsp
7.Coconut        -             2 pieces
8.Cilantro        -             few springs
9.Mint leaves  -             1/2 cup

Method:
For vadai:
* Soak chana dal for 1 hr and grind it coarsely ,with fennel seeds and green chilly.
* Pat them like vadai and shallow fry them .
* The sides shud be golden brown.
* It shud not be completely brown,bcoz then it wud be tough to crush them for curry.

For Curry:
* Chop onion,tomato and slit green chillies.
* Take a pan,add oil and splutter with whole garam masalas.
* Saute onion with green chillies and sprinkle some salt.
* when onion turns translucent,add tomato and cook it covered.
* Add G&G paste and cook it till it looses the raw smell.
* Now add turmeric pwdr,chilli pwdr and mix it well.
* when it looses it raw smell,add 1 cup of water and bring it to a boil.
* Now take the vadais or patties,slightly crush them into chunks and drop them into the curry.
* Now grind coconut into a fine paste,add it to the curry and bring it to boil.
* Garnish with cilantro,mint leaves and serve with hot idlies.

Note:
Instead of frying ,we can also steam the patties in idli cooker .

10 comments:

Jay said...

wow...d color rocks savitha..too tempting with hot soft idlies..
Tasty appetite

Swathi said...

Vada curry looks delicious. love it

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said...

I m drooling ....

Shanavi said...

awesome..and do check out my version too

Biny Anoop said...

wow perfect with some rotis....
Biny

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That is one amazing, beautiful and delicious looking plate :)

Soumya said...

vada curry looks super delicious...very tempting clicks dear....

Kurinji said...

looks so tempting..
Kurinji

Priya said...

Love vada curry with idlies, my fav..urs looks utterly delicious..

aipi said...

whoa, amazing !!! Simply delicious looking.


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