Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Anjaneyar vadai / Milagu vadai / Temple style crisp pepper vadai

Milagu vadai or pepper vadai are well known as Anjaneyar vadai.Because,these vadais are made as offerings to lord Anjaneya.These vadais are connected using a thread and garlanded to the Lord.The speciality about these vadais are ,they are fat free.Since ,we are not adding water to the mix while grinding,it will not absorb much oil.These also resembles the thattai.We used to munch these vadais,when we go to Nanganallur Anjaneyar temple.My SIL gave me the complete recipe and also a secret.If we are frying the vadai as normal vadais,then the crispness may not last longer.So inorder to retain the crispness,we are going to partial fry the vadais.Then we are going to deep fry them for the second time as batches.This wil make the vadais crisp.

Recipe Source: Viji Anni
Ingredients:
1.Urad dal                  -         1 cup   (160 gm)
2.Pepper                     -         1/2 tsp
3.Hing                         -         a pinch
4.Salt                           -        1/4 tsp

Method:
* Wash and soak the urad dal for an hour.
* Drain it and grind it in the mixie without adding water.
* The grinded mixture should be coarse not a paste.
* Mean while pulse the pepper and break it roughly.
* Take a bowl,mix the grinded urad dal,hing,salt and  broken pepper.
* Mix them well.
* Heat oil in a pan or kadai.
* Take a tbsp of hot oil and pour it on the vadai mix.
* This will make the vadai even more crisp.

* Take a ziploc cover,grease with oil.Grease ur hands also with oil to tap the vadai thinly.
* Take small lemon sized balls and pat it on the cover into a extremely thin vadai.
* Mark a hole in the centre.(This will cook the vadai faster.)
* Cook the vadai in oil on both sides.
* Remove the vadai,when it is light brown colour.(The trick here is, we are going to fry the vadai again in batches.This makes the vadai crisp always.Even after days.)
* Once all the vadais are cooked till light brown,place them on paper towels.
* Take the slightly browned vadais in batches and cook them again till it turns golden brown as shown in the 5 th picture.
* Store in clean ,air tight containers.The vadais will be crispy for longer,since we had double fried them.

Note:
* Ensure that,the vadais are patted thinly.If not they will become hard .
* At any point of time ,dont add water to the mix, while grinding.
* Making holes in the vadai will make the vadai to cook faster and crisper.
* Adding hot oil to the vadai mix will make them crisper and crunchier.
* When frying the vadai for the second time,keep an watch on the vadai,as there are chances to get black.
* We can also add  a tsp broken urad dal to the mix to get crunchier vadais.

Sending this to Aipi and Priya's Bookmarked Recipes


47 comments:

ஸாதிகா said...

kara kara vada...yummmmy

GEETHA ACHAL said...

ரொம்ப ரொம்ப சூப்பராக இருக்கு சவிதா...

டிப்ஸ் எல்லாமே அருமை...அம்மா இதனை செய்வாங்க...ஆனா ஒரு முறை தான் பொரிப்பாங்க...உங்களுடைய சீக்ரட் டிப்ஸுக்கு நன்றி...

Treat and Trick said...

Very crispy and yummy snack! Thanks for sharing the useful tip too...

divya said...

yummy...... luks so delicious.. very tempting clicks!!! thx 4 sharing

Sharmilee! :) said...

This is my fav snack..looks super crispy n yumm....Never kew its this simple n easy..Thanks for sharing the recipe

Mélange said...

oh,this is how they make it ! I made those offerings in temple and wondered about flavour..Fanatastic Savitha.

Prathibha said...

Looks superb...love 2 grab few...love it a lot..

Prathibha said...

Looks superb...love 2 grab few...love it a lot..

Suja Sugathan said...

Crispy and delicious vadai..looks divine.

Priya Sreeram said...

savitha,, the milagu vadais look perfect- nice post !

Plateful said...

Hey Savitha, would you plz pass me a few to go with a cuppa chai?!! I’m loving how crispy the vadai looks and I can almost taste the crunchy burst of flavors with every bite.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

very delicious and tempting vada !!

Rani acharyulu said...

Wow,Savitha Vadais looks so nice and crisp!!

Shanavi said...

Arumai Savi.. I relished this vadai when I's in Thanjavur..It's been years now , definitely , will try this and enter in my blog. Thanks for sharing the tips by the way..

Suma Gandlur said...

I make them at home when I think of offering a vada mala for Hanuman
in my pooja room. Next time, will try your trick of double frying.

Smitha said...

I love the crispy ones they serve at the temples...urs came out perfect
Smitha
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Kalpana Sareesh said...

superrr thanks so much for the perfect demo sure try weekend...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy and crispy...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that does look superb and crispy with just 4 ingredients :)

aipi said...

Wow- that looks super duper crisp- perfect to munch on!
Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)
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S.Menaga said...

டிப்ஸ்களுக்கு நன்றி,ஒரு முறை கோயிலில் சாப்பிடிருக்கேன்...நிச்சயம் செய்து பார்ப்பேன்..

asiya omar said...

i heard about vada malai,oh this! looks nice..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Vadais look so crispy and delicious. Looks wonderful.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya said...

Feel like munching some, been ages i had this wonderful crispy vadais..

R said...

they look so crispy and tasty!

Sobha Shyam said...

Yummy vada...perfect snack..feel like having some and a hot coffee !!

Rachu said...

yummy...they look so munchy, crunchy
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Swathi said...

Hanuman vadai perfect, thanks for the tip.

Chitra said...

Its been a long time, since I had those.

Now Serving said...

I just this in another blog and was drooling all over it and now you are rekindling the drool savi!
So yummy and lovely pictorial:)

Panchpakwan said...

Wow so crispy and delicious vadai..

Vidhya said...

I love these vadas,thank you dear for sharing a perfect recipe.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Sooooper crispy vadas... Lovely tip on making it extra crispy...

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Vimitha Anand said...

I love the vadas of anjaneyar kovil and thought that it is a secret recipe. This looks yum. Thanks for sharing the recipe dear...

SouthindianHome said...

Very well explained. Delicious vada
South Indian Home

RS said...

Crispy and delicious vada:)

Raji said...

I love the anjaneyar vadai because of their crispiness...so this is the technique..frying them twice...going to try this out soon.

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Vada looks so crispy.......

Saras said...

I have tasted these crispy beauties..it is out of heaven.. Thanks Savi

G.Pavani said...

crispy n yummy vada..

G.Pavani said...

crispy n yummy vada..

Saji said...

First tym here...Happy to follow u

A little bit of everything said...

looks like a crispy snack.

Biny Anoop said...

dats crispy....love the idea of flatteng it on aluminium foil....

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely delicious vadai.

Priya said...

yummy... looks so delicious!

Crispy Munchies said...

Yup, that Crispy Munchies sandwich is making me hungry.Oh my...I could really go for some fresh baked ciabatta and delicious pesto smothered seafood right now.

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