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Monday, April 29, 2013

VADA CURRY RECIPE | SIDE DISH FOR IDLI,DOSA,POORI


VADA CURRY RECIPE | SIDE DISH FOR IDLI (or) DOSA



VADA CURRY RECIPE - This dish is a wonderful all rounder  that goes well with  Idli, Dosa or Poori's.  It is prepared by making vadai using chana dal and cooking them in an onion-tomato based gravy.

From our usual chutney's and sambar, do give this recipe a try and definitely you will love it :) 

Serves : 4
Preparation time : 15 mins + soaking
Cooking time : 30 mins.


For this recipe you need

For the vada you need
  • 1 cup of chana dal (soaked in water for 1/2 an hour)
  • 4-5 red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp. of cumin seeds
  • sprig of curry leaves
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Salt

     For the gravy  you need
  • Few bay leaves,cinnamon,cloves
  • 1 tsp. of ginger-garlic paste
  • Handful of coriander and mint leaves
  • 2 medium sized  onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 big sized tomato - chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. of aniseed
  • 1/2 tsp .of turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. of chilli powder
  • 2 tsp. of coriander powder
  • A sprig of curry leaves
  • coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Salt
  • Oil


Preparation

In a blender,add all the ingredients needed for preparing vadai  and  grind to a coarse paste.

Shape them into balls and steam cook it . Alternatively you can also deep fry these balls.

Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the spices to the pan, fry for a minute.

Add the coriander leaves , mint leaves and green chillies, fry for a minute. Add the onion  ,fry until soft.

Add the ginger-garlic paste , tomatoes along with the spice powders and fry for a couple of minutes. 

Add water along with salt , when it starts boiling add the cooked vada's into it . Reduce the flame and cook until the raw smell goes off and the gravy thickens .

Serve it hot with Idli's, Dosa's or Poori sprinkled with fresh coriander leaves.


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31 comments:

Radha Rani said...

super... looks really good.

Priya Anandakumar said...

Delicious and flavour ful vadacurry, I just love it...
Thanks for sharing.

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

One of my favorites...looks really delicious

Kalpana Sareesh said...

too good vada curry n all time fav

Sona S said...

Looks so delicious..

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Lip smacking !

Chandrani Banerjee said...

vada curry looks yumm.



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Nilu A said...

Tempting vada curry Aruna... Lovely clicks too :-)

Sowmya Madhavan said...

one of our favourites..

Gauri said...

Yes this will go so well with hot pooris. Yumm!

S.Menaga said...

My fav one,looks tempting!!

Saranya Balaji said...

lip smacking curry looks delicious...

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Very flavorful and delicious vada curry.

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Priti S said...

Love this any day and now you have tempted me ...long time I made this should do it again ...looks super yum

Divya Shivaraman said...

Wow........the best dish for idli..vada curry chanceah illa ponga :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Yummm, lovely dish...I am a big-fan of it. :)

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Meena Selvakumaran said...

looks scrumptious.

Vineetha said...

Very new to me .sounds yumm :)

divya said...

OMG! Looks inviting...

Nithya Naveen said...

Tempting and delicious curry.. Love to have it with dosa..

bhawna bagri said...

amazing clicks....loved it..
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Shanthi said...

lovely curry...fantastic...


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Srimathi Mani said...

Such a traditional and comforting recipe.

Priya Suresh said...

Love vada curry with soft idlies,makes me hungry here.

Laxmi said...

wow.. thats a wonderful recipe.. lovely clicks.. so true.. goes with everything..:)

Sravs said...

Nice delicious curry with tasty flavors!!

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious vada curry.

Shanavi said...

Yummo yum, very delicious and finger licking delicious

CHITRA said...


Its been a long time i made this.. Must try soon :)

Latha Madhusudhan said...

Wow looks so delicious.

Amina said...

my favourite.... looks fantastic...