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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Aruna Manikandan

I am a passionate cook and love to experiment various cuisines , in my kitchen. This blog is my humble attempt to register a copy of recipes that I learn and try . Feel free to experiment with my recipes and adjust accordingly to suit your taste and requirements.Hope you enjoy :)

31 Comments

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

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  2. One of my favorites...looks really delicious

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  3. too good vada curry n all time fav

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

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

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  6. lip smacking curry looks delicious...

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  7. Very flavorful and delicious vada curry.

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/04/peas-spinach-rice-matar-palak-rice.html

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

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

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

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

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  12. amazing clicks....loved it..
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    Simply Delicious
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  13. lovely curry...fantastic...


    Todays recipe: http://www.7aumsuvai.com/2013/04/ashoka-halwa-300th-post-with-video.html

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  14. Such a traditional and comforting recipe.

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

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

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  17. Nice delicious curry with tasty flavors!!

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  18. Yummo yum, very delicious and finger licking delicious

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

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  20. my favourite.... looks fantastic...

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