Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Vada Curry

Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves             : 2

Vada Curry is one of the traditional south indian recipe. This is a simpler version of Vada Curry. Making vada and the gravy can be done parallelly. This goes well with Idli, Appam, Roti. I used to have with Rice and Papad.. I have prepared this as gravy. It can be prepared as semi gravy as well. Coming to the recipe. ..



For Vada :


Channa dal 1 cup
Onion 1 - Finely Chopped
Green Chillies 5
Curry Leaves As Required
Fennel Seeds 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves As Required
Salt To Taste
Oil To Fry



For Curry :

Vada 10 nos
Onion 1 - Finely Chopped
Tomato 1
Grated Coconut 2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1 tsp
Cumin Powder 1 tsp
Rice Powder 1 tbsp
Coriander Leaves As Required
Salt To Taste
Oil 1 tbsp




STEPS:
  1. Soak Channa Dal for atleast 2 hrs. Drain the water completely and grind to a coarse paste. Mix all the other ingredients mentioned in "For Vada" Section except oil and keep aside. Ground Coconut, Turneric powder, Red Chilli Powder, Cumin Powder, Rice Powder to a fine paste.
  2. In a deep bottomed pan, heat oil and take the small amount of batter and flatten it and drop it carefully. Fry vada till it turns light brown. 
  3. In a cooker, heat oil and add Onion and fry till it becomes golden brown. Add Tomatoes and    stir well till it becomes tender. Add the ground paste and mix well. Pressure cook for 2 whistles and keep in simmer for 5 mins and emove from the flame.
  4. Soak the vadas in the curry for an hr till it beomes soft. Garnish with Coriander Leaves.
Tips:
  • Don't fry vada too crispy. I have soaked the vadas as such in curry. If you want you can cut into small pieces as well.