Friday, 31 January 2014

Urad Dal Vad

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Vada is a traditional south indian food known from antiquity.Vadas commonly prepared at home as well a typical street food in the indian Subcontinent and Srilanka.They are usually a high calorie morning food, but in street stalls and in hotels they are available as a snack all day. Vadas are deep- fried in oil and serve with savoury accompaniments for example : they served along with a main course such as Dosa, Idli or Pongal. It also served with a variety of dips ranging from sambar to chutney to curd .

Basic For Beginners
Urad Dal Vada

I love urad dal vada , vada makes a  perfect breakfast along with  idli, chutney and sambar . But usually,we don't get sufficient time for preparing all this together early in the morning. When i was in india ,my mother was doing these almost every sundays :) Of course now i am following her, but slight change, I prepare sambar, idly and vada batter in the night itself :P The only thing i need to do is fry vadas, grind chutney and make idlies in morning :). 

Basic For Beginners
Urad Dal Vada

Ingredients :
Soaked urad dal 1 big cup.
Garlic 1 small size finely chopped ( optional )
Ginger 1 small inch finely chopped.
Onion 1 small size finely chopped ( optional )
Curry leaves 8 to 12 chopped.
Chopped  green chillies 3 medium size.
Crushed black pepper 5 to 8.
Coconut thinly sliced 5 to 6 small pieces.
Salt to taste.
Oil for fry.

Basic For Beginners
Urad Dal Vada

Step 1: First Soak the urad dal for 1 to 2 hours and grind them with a little water until it become fluffy. The batter should roll like a ball in your wet hands,these is the right stage to remove from a grinder. And keep it in a refrigerator for an hour.
Step 2: For a batter add chopped onion, green chillies, ginger and garlic, curry leaves, coconut,  crushed black pepper, salt and mix well.

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Soaked Urad Dal
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Plain Urad Dal Batter
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Mixed Urad Dal Batter

Step 3: Now give shape for the vada using banana leaf or polythene cover, or put a little batter in your wet palm , pat it and make a hole in the middle and put it in a oil directly.
Step 4: Heat oil in a thick bottom pan in a medium flame, and put the shaped urad dal batter one after the another and  fry them both the sides until crisp.

Basic For Beginners
Urad Dal Vada

1) If you want a crispy vada , soak the urad dal for a long time and fry them in a low flame.
2) Do not add more water for urad dal while grinding. If so.....your vada will drink more oil.
3) Do not grind for too long, it makes batter sticky and will not get proper shape.
4) You can also do the same method using chana dal, moong dal etc. 
5) Quantity of all the ingredients used here can be altered according to your choice for look, taste and smell :)

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