Thursday, December 4, 2008

UZHUNNU VADA

Uzhunnu vada is also called as ''Medhu vada''. Its the most popular snack or breakfast item in South Indian recipes which is taken along with idli and sambhar. We have them as an evening snack with a cup of hot coffee. The combination of chopped onions and curry leaves makes the taste unique. It goes well with coconut chutney. But we love them to have with pickles specially mango thokku.

INGREDIENTS.

1 1/2 cup Urad dal.

1 Onion.

2 Green chillies.

1 tbs Jeera.

2 Sprigs Curry leaves.

1 tbsp Peppercorns.

2 tbsp Coriander leaves.

Salt to taste.

Oil for deep fry.

METHOD.

Soak urad dal for 6 hours. Grind the dal smoothly using very less water. The consistency must be very thick. Only then its possible to make a perfect shape. In case if the batter is less thick then its better to add urad flour to make the batter more thicker. Transfer the mixture into the bowl.

In a plate add chopped curry leaves, jeera, green chillies and peppercorns. Rub them with salt using fingers.

Then transfer this to urad dal mixture long with chopped onions and corinander leaves.

Heat oil in a pan. Meanwhile wet the palm of your hand with water and place the batter on it. Press it down slightly with the fingers of your other hand. Now using one finger make a hole in the middle of it. Drop it carefully into the hot oil. Fry them under medium heat till it becomes brown.
Drain them on tissue and serve hot with coconut chutney.



Enjoy!!

27 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

o my god..those look perfect for this winter. somehow, i don't get vadas with the hole :( i just drop them as bondas.

Curry Leaf said...

Looks perfect.I agree with Mahima,I cannot get the holes correctly .I drop them spoonful in oil.Perfect and pass it over.

Shillu said...

they look so crunchy & yummy. what did u eat these with?

Ramya Bala said...

they look yummy

anudivya said...

Looks awesome! I love these vadais esp, with sambar and chutney.

Cham said...

Love vadai and u made perfectly with hole. Great with sambar!

Shama Nagarajan said...

looking perfect..

Sujatha said...

WOw, Vadas look gorgeous Suma! Perfectly crispy and tempting! I can have one of those right now :)

Vandana Rajesh said...

the vadas look gr8 suma, I can well imagine the taste with those onions, curry leaves and peppercorns. Yummmm

sowmya said...

they looks very crispy ans crunchy and you have go tthe perfect shape too..good one..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow this is my favouriteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Looks yummy.

Uj said...

wow... looks yummy and with the hole it looks perfect.. I have never made it at home!

Laavanya said...

That looks awesome Suma.. The fried bits of onion are the best part and I see your vadas have loads of them! :)

DEESHA said...

looks very crisp & yummy suma.. it really is a lovely snack

Usha said...

Suma these vadais look absolutely perfect,great for this cool weather... I never seem to get this perfect shape with the hole in the center...

Sagari said...

vadas look perect suma , golden and yummyy

Yasmeen said...

Perfect Vadas Suma,I'm planning to fry some this weekend:)

Trupti said...

I love medu vada..these vada looks very delicious Suma

Uma said...

mmm. yummy vadas Suma! looks so mouth-watering.

Jaishree said...

Vadas looks yummy n perfect...mouth watering..

Bharathy said...

Book marked! :)
I alwaaays flaw with uzhunnu vadas..love LOVE your recipe :)

Roopa said...

Suma, Uzhunnu Vada is adipoli !! ou made it with perfect shape too :) By the way my answer to your question about powdered moong dal for kachori: I powdered the moong dal first before roasting.

srikars kitchen said...

Nice entry Suma.. looks mouthwatering..

Priya said...

My fav...looks tooo delicious n crispy..

Suma Rajesh said...

i really appreciate all ur comments..thanks

ranji said...

vada has come out very crispy and so perfect suma...i can never make that hole in the center..tried many times..and end up making round ones...good one :)

Anonymous said...

looks very nice,taste is good also