Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Cabbage Vadai - முட்டை கோஸ் வடை - Step by step

Today ,it is freezing in Plymouth. When I went to drop Rohith at the bus stop, I was totally numb by the cold. It was terrible. The chill wind is penetrating our body and killing us all.I was wondering, whether, Plymouth is skipping spring, summer and going back to winter again? We are expecting some snow this week. Sun god, please show us your face .Rohith's official, spring break is going to start this week. This week will be vey hectic, with the kids around. There will be always a quarrel, "Mom he took that from me" or a tiny little squeaking from Ashwath. Totally, it is going to be a tough time ahead.  I will always think of my mom, how she managed three of us . She is  a superwoman, who revolves around the house, shops ,cooks , washes and teaches us , without my dad's help. She is really great.

Cabbage vadai is very crispy and tasty vadai. When we add it to the batter, it just tastes like onion. We can make pakora  using cabbage too. The vadai were so crispy and really yumm.I have used urad dal, but you can use ,chana dal for the vadai. This is a perfect winter evening snack.


Ingredients:
1.Cabbage           -          1 cup (finely chopped)
2.Urad dal           -          1 cup
3.Onion               -          1
4.Green chillies  -           2
5.Ginger             -            1/2 inch
6.Curry leaves    -            few
7.Cilantro           -            few
8.Salt                  -            as needed
9.Oil                   -            as needed


 Method:
* Wash and soak the urad dal for atleast 1 hour.


* Strain the urad dal for atleast 20 minutes. This is very essential for getting rid of moisture in the vadai.

* Grind  the dal coarsely ,without adding water.

* Chop the onion,ginger,green chilly ,curry leaves ,cabbage and cilantro finely. We can also grate the cabbage,but make sure we squeeze out the excess water.

* Add it to the grinded dal. and mix it well. Adjust salt to the batter.

* Form a batter as shown in the picture. The batter should not be too thin. Meanwhile, add oil to a pan. Heat it really well. Then trun the flame to low. Because ., vadai should be cooked in low flame first , then turn the heat to high.


* Take a Ziploc bag, place a dallop of the batter on top.


*  Make a hole in the centre of the vadai.

*  Deep  fry  the vadai in medium flame first. Then turn the heat to high, for the vadai to become golden brown.

* Strain the vadais on a tissue paper. Serve it hot.
Notes:
* Grind the urad dal coarsely, if not the vadai will become soggy.
* Finely chop the cabbage. We can also grate them. But , if you are going to grate, then squeeze out the excess moisture.
* The batter should be bit thick.
* If you think the batter is runny, then add a tbsp. of rice flour, to bind the batter.
* We can also try to make vadai using chana dal.
*If you feel, the batter is too thick, then sprinkle little water.

 

Linking this to Nalini Suresh's " Tamizhar Samayal Tuesday"


16 comments:

radha said...

The golden brown vadas look great. I too tried cabbage vada sometime ago and they are really great tasting. No one will figure out you added cabbage but they are puzzled at the crunchy texture it adds to the dish.

Veena Theagarajan said...

looks so yum! love it

Linsy Patel said...

Very tempting vadas. Yes we all are looking for summer.

Sathya Priya said...

fantastic savitha ...mouth watering vadai. I live in jersey too . Happy to hear that you live in plymouth .

nandoos Kitchen said...

Nice mouthwatering vadai.. Lovely!

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Love love the clicks.. my mom used to make these... love them :)
love the basket

Anonymous said...

Crispy!
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Kalpana Sareesh said...

nice variation to normal ones..

Priya Anandakumar said...

Delicious and tempting vadai, love it, perfect for the cold days...

prethika skm said...

Have heard of cabbage vadai before...was scared to try it..but on seeing your post i got an idea to give a try ...lovely cabbage vada's sis

Suja Manoj said...

Never tried this before,tempting snack..love it

Kurapati Srividya said...

perfect photography. Loved the way you describe each step.

divya said...

This looks super delicious. . Absolutely yumm..

sangeetha pn said...

delicious crispy cabbage vadai! :) Perfect

minnie@thelady8home said...

The cold has truly been brutal. Do you live in Plymouth, MA?

The vadais look perfect. Lovely clicks.

Hari Chandana said...

Looks really good and tempting.. lovely pictures too!!

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