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Showing posts with label Vada. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vada. Show all posts

Monday, January 16, 2012



I feel great to take participate in Blogging Marathon event hosted by Srivalli on Spicing up your life.

Blogging Marathon is an event which is celebrated last two weeks in a month which comes up with some group events. Instead of just blogging it’s an important rule to pass comments in the group on other posts. So Srivalli had made a group in google called as blogging marathon. In this way the communication develops not only between food bloggers but also in the house to find the different recipes related to the group selected. To prepare a dish there might be more than one variety of making it for example check out my versions (1st - gojju mix with rice, 2nd - without gojju) of tomato rice.

I have selected the concept of Seven Days of Delicious Dals. Today is my 1st day, I am posting “aamvada” a vada made from Channa Dal. In my family all of us love to eat vadas, and this is one of them.

Channa Dal – 100 gms
Baking soda – 1 tsp
Coriander leaves – few
Green Chillies (small sized which will be more spicy) – 3 to 4
Salt – to taste
Oil for deep frying

Soak channa dal atleast for 3 hours
Remove the water and grind it along with baking soda, green chillies with little water as the consistency should be thick
Add salt and coriander leaves and mix well
Leave the oil to become hot
Make small dough from the hand and make it like a plate drop it in hot oil
Leave it to fry until the color becomes reddish brown
Turn to the other side and leave it to fry
Remove it from the Stove and put it on to vessel which has pores (a vessel which removes extra oil)
Serve it hot with chutney

Submitting to:

MLLA - 43
MLLA series is a monthly blog hop started by Susan @ The Well Seasoned Cook. Claire is hosting this month - Jan 2012 MLLA, the legume is "Dal" hence submitting this to her post which is a 43rd blog hop.

Walk through the memory lane
Walk through the memory lane by Gayathri @ Gayathri's Cook Spot is an event which says to learn and prepare from our elders. I learnt this from my mother-in-law and for festivals this is a must in my house.


Sweet Heat Chilli Challenge is started by Lyndsey on Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops. This month is a 4th edition hosted by Michelle on Food, Football and a baby.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Vada is South Indian Snack or breakfast. It can be had with idli or dosa.

Vada is mainly made up of dhal but I tried a different version.

I had brought cerelac to my second son, Aadya who is seven months old, did not like the flavor plain wheat. I had pista at home, which my first son Aditya did not like to eat. Hence these two were the main ingredient for me to make this vada.


  • Cerelac – 200 gms
  • Coriander Leaves – ¼ bunch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Green Chillies  - 4
  • Pista – few
  • Chilli Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Baking Soda – 1 tsp
  1. Grind pista and green chillies into a paste
  2. Take cerelac, put chopped coriander leaves, salt, pista and green chillies paste, baking soda, chilli powder, mix well.
  3. Heat little oil and pour into this mixture.
  4. Pour water make the mixture as a dough.
  5. Heat the oil in a kadai.
  6. Make small vadas from the dough and leave them till they become crispy.
  7. Serve them with tomato ketchup or with chutney.
I gave this to my mom-in-law, Aditya and my maid-servant. They all told it was good in taste before they knew what all went inside the vada. Pat on my back.

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Thanks to Events-n-Roundup which gives information about many events like this.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


I was wondering what to prepare for snacks on Saturday afternoon for my children who would come home after their school with a holiday mood. I checked out and found Sabudan or Sabbaki and thought of doing Vada out of it.

I took them out, washed and rinsed for 4 hours in water. After 4 hours I was ready to prepare Sabbakivada or Sabudan vada.

  • Sabbaki - 500gms
  • Coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch
  • Onion - 4
  • Green Chillies -8 nos. (it can be changed according to the spicy-ness u want)
  • Salt to taste
  • Baking Soda - 1 tsp
  • Oil for deep frying
  1. Cut onion and green chillies into small pieces
  2. Take the sabbaki mixture and add chopped onion and chillies, add salt and mix them.
  3. Add baking soda and mix the mixture
  4. Heat oil in kadai
  5. Make small balls and add them into the oil
  6. Leave the balls in the oil till they turn golden brown and turn it to the other side
  7. Serve them hot with tomato ketchup
Uses: In Ayurvedic medicine, it is believed that sago porridge can be an effective and simple food to "cool and balance one's body heat" when taking strong medicine or antibiotics. - From Wikipedia.

This post is going to "Back to Roots!" contest going on in Archana's blog.