14:37 Niloufer Riyaz 10 Comments

Happy Father's Day !!! Today Im  going to post one of my father's fav- Vadai. He loves them very much especially with Pongal. Making Vadai may seem easy but  not true, Yes! You need to grind the Urad dhal in the perfect way to get the perfect Vadai. Still remember hot oil splashing on my hands every time I drop vadai into hot oil before marriage, but now Iv mastered it. This is my way of making vadai, n my hubby simply loves this. I grind the green chillies with the urad dal  to make my jr have it chilli free. This batter can be frozen n can be defrosted  any time when you want to have them . I usually keep a box of vadai batter  in ther freezer, to make instant vadai when my hubby asks. You can make instant Bondas with it too by just adding little dosa batter.

Vadais should be fried within 1-2hours of grinding. I usully add a pinch of  baking powder to my vadai batter, to get a crispy vadai similar to the one we get in hotels. Usually we make vadai by flattening a little batter in a oiled plastic sheet but you can also use your hands to flatten it  which is a much more easier way n less messy.

Sending this vadai to Jay's I love My Dad event n to Healing Foods- Onion guest hosted by Priya event by Siri

You need:

Urad Dhal               1 1/2cup
Raw Rice                1handful
Green Chilly             2-3nos
Onion                      2 nos( chopped finely)
Coriander leaves      a handful( chopped finely)
Baking powder         a pinch
Cornflour                 1/4cup
Carrot                      1/4cup(shredded)
Curry leaves             a small handful( chopped finely)
Oil                           to fry


Soak the Urad Dhal n rice together for 3-4 hours. Wash n Drain.
In the grinder add the green chillies n add very little water n grind them first. then add the Urad dhal n rice, salt n allow them to grind once they are completey ground sprinkle very little water and grind them to a smooth n fluffy batter. You shouldnt add too much water other wise the batter will thin out.
Remove the batter add corn flour, onions, carrots, coriander, curry leaves baking powder n allow them to rest for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a kadai. They are two ways in making out the vadai:
1: take a piece of oiled plastic sheet. place little batter on it flatten them by your wet hand n put a hole in the centre. Dip your hand in water n remove the flattened batter n slid them in hot oil.
2: Dip your hand in water, take little batter n roll them to a smooth ball n flatten them, dip your thumb in water n make a hole in the centre n slid them in hot oil. the trick is that the hands must be wet to make the batter slid easily.

Fry them till they turn golden on both sides. The traditional way is to fry them using Vadai Kammbi, it helps in easily rotating them when frying n also to drain the excess oil .
Transfer them on a kitchen towel.
Serve with coconut chutney.

Also sending my Father's fav sweet Dummadai to Jay's I love My Dad


Sri Vidya said...

tempting color..... yummy

Crispy, perfect snack anyday..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Very crispy vadas, looks yummy, love to have one of those.

Unknown said...

Happy father's day to you too dear. Love the crispy/crunchy vadai.

Priya Suresh said...

Woww crispy vadai, pakkura pothey saapidanam pola irruku...thanks for sending Nilou..

Rachana said...

Crispy n yummy vadai's... I love it with sambar :-)

Krishnaveni said...

lovely vadai...perfect shape with hole....superb

Lovely vadai

Soma Pradhan said...

Perfect round wadas..dear...

Padma said...

Looks so crispy and perfect.