July 24, 2013

Masala Vada/ Paruppu Vadai

Blogging Marathon# 30: Week 4/ Day 1
Theme: Tea Kadai Menu
Dish: Masala Vada/ Paruppu Vadai
We are starting the last week of Blogging Marathon for this month and my theme for this week is 'Tea Kadai Menu'. Valli gave us a set of typical dishes that feature in the roadside Tea shops in Tamil Nadu. For the first day I made 'Masala Vadai/ Vada'.
Masala Vada/ Paruppu Vadai
I love masala vada, but don't make it often at home because of the deep frying that is involved. BM gave me a chance to try my favorite snack and we thoroughly enjoyed these deep fried goodies.
Masala Vada/ Paruppu Vadai
I found a recipe for masala vada with 3 different dals in Dakshin cookbook and made it instead of the usual chana dal vada. They came out crispy and delicious. I added some ginger and garlic along with garam masala for a spiced up vada. I served them with some peanut-coconut chutney and coffee for an evening snack.
Masala Vada/ Paruppu Vadai
Ingredients:
Toor dal (Red gram dal) - ½cup
Urad dal (Black gram dal) - ½cup
Chana dal (Bengal gram dal) - ½cup
Dry red chilies - 6
Onions - 1 medium, finely chopped
Ginger + garlic paste - 2tsp
Garam Masala - 1tsp
Cilantro - ½cup, finely chopped
Salt - to taste

Method:

  • Soak all the dals in water for 2-3 hours. Drain off excess water completely.
  • Grind the dals with the red chilies to a coarse batter. I keep some chana dal aside and add it to the batter in the end to get crunchy vadas after frying.
  • Heat oil for deep frying. Wet both your hands. Take a small lemon size batter and flatten it on the palm of your hand. Slip it very carefully into the hot oil. Fry till golden bowl and crisp.
  • Drain onto paper towel and serve hot with any chutney.

Peanut Chutney

Masala Vada/ Paruppu Vadai

Masala Vada/ Paruppu Vadai
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15 comments:

  1. wow i love ur clicks.... pinning them to my pinterst board...i am trying to improve my photography skills and clicks like these are a treat to the eye.. love ur bloue chutney bowl too:)

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  2. Beautiful setting - love the blue chutney dish, the white flower and definitely the crispy vadais..

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  3. This looks soo yum! I could do with some right now but the daal will take 2-3 for soaking so, off to make pakora now. :)

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  4. Love your setup Pavani, though I must confess you got in the star atmosphere..heheheh..anyway to dig into a masala vada I don't actually look around, more on the plate to be frank...lovely pictures as always!

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  5. Wow Pavani..these crunchy Wadas are perfect for the weather here..it's raining cats and dogs...and I feel like munching on these crisp ones.

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  6. Looks super yummy Pavani! i love the idea of adding three different lentils instead of just one. More the merrier!

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  7. Vadai look perfect and delicious

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  8. Cant ask more,peanut chutney with masal vada,makes me drool..

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  9. wish I could grab some from here!! looks perfect and delicious!!
    Sowmya

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  10. Vada looks so crispy and mouthwatering ! Clicks are too good as usual.

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  11. Delicious Vadas. Using three dhals is quite interesting. And as usual awesome clicks...

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  12. Tempting vadas and I am totally in love with those serveware!!! So beautiful.

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  13. Wow they look very tempting.

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