Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Vada Curry

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Ingredients
1 large onion chopped
2 tomatoes chopped
1/2 - 1 cup grated coconut
1 tsp garam masala
2 cinnamon sticks
6-7 cloves
Curry leaves a few
Handful of cilantro leaves chopped
Salt
3 tbsp oil

Dry Powder
1 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds

Mince finely
2-3 serrano chillies chopped - per heat
2 one inch piece of ginger
3 cloves garlic

Wet Paste
1 cup of chana dal -soak for 3 hrs
1 tsp fennel seed

Method

Heat oil in a deep pan add 1 tsp cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves, curry leaves give a stir then add the mince, then add onions, salt and stir cook till the onions turn nicely translucent. Add tomatoes, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder stir for a few mins and cover cook for 5 min on low heat. In the meantime drain most of the water off the dal add fennel seeds,salt and make a wet paste. Take a tsp of the dal paste and add it to the blender along with powdered seeds, coconut, blend add 1 1/2 - 2 cups water and blend well again. Add it to the contents in the pan and bring to a nice boil. Steam the rest of the paste in the idli mould till almost cooked. Crumble and add it to the curry,add some more water stir well and cook till the dal is fully cooked and the curry thickens a bit. Add 1 tsp garam masala and chopped cilantro leaves and stir well. Enjoy with idli or dosa.

Note ; Instead of steaming the dal blend, fry them as pakoras in hot oil and then add them crumbled to the curry. It adds a different flavor.

38 comments:






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey,

Vada currylooks great...I love this...One of my favorites...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Radhika said...

one of favorite side dishes for idli and dosas.

Priya said...

HAvent prepared vadacurry since a long, love with some idlis..my fav..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

New kind of curry for me. Looks tempting..

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Prathibha said...

Love 2 hv it wid idly/dosa..yummy

women-wisdom.com said...

Delicious curry. Nutritious also. New way with channa dal.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

Sushma Mallya said...

This is something new looks so delicious!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow very tempting curry...luks delicious,need hot idly now:)

Kairali sisters said...

Vada curry in kerala is totally different, this sounds yummy Pushpa..

Saranya said...

Wow..delicious vada curry..its so..tempting..Thanks for the recipe..
Saranya
http://foodandtaste.blogspot.com/

Suja said...

Healthy and tempting curry...yum yum

Sadhana Valentina said...

I juz love this. My fav. Plz pass me that one. Collect ur award from my blog dear!

Rekha shoban said...

yummy curry!!perfect poori!

Reva said...

Yummy curry
... very nice curry:)
Reva

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

What a wonderful idea. I need to try my hands on vada curry :)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

A yummy and nice curry...

SavithaRaj's Spice Land said...

Vada curry is one of my favorite dish..the only difference the way I make is by deep frying the vadas..thanks for the steam cooking version..

kitchen queen said...

very yummy tempting and inviting.

Now Serving said...

wow delicious!

divya said...

Mouthwatering here, super delicious curry,yumm!

Vatsala. said...

Vada Curry looks delicious. First time here. Gladly following you. Do visit me when time permits.
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kaveri said...

My favorite...Looks so yummy

kaveri said...

My favorite...Looks so yummy

Sunanda said...

First time here..u have a wonderful space with mouthwatering recipes and pics...Happy to follow you want to be your friend..
Visit mine as time permits...
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MiniBinoy said...

delicious curry and tempting clicks!

Sarah Naveen said...

That looks so delicious...yummy yumm!!

Vardhini said...

I do vada curry in a similar way by steaming too. Love it with idlis.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Priya Sreeram said...

slurpilicious stuff pushpa- my fav, pass the bowl please !

Sowmya said...

Wow....you bring back fond memories....lovely recipe!

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Babli said...

Wonderful and delicious vada curry.Lovely recipe. Going to prepare for dinner.

Rumana Rawat said...

What a lovely picture:)

Madhu said...

delicious vada curry. Easy too, will make it sometime soon.

kothiyavunu.com said...

that will make a delicious side dish with idili; looks tangy and appetizing!!

Ramya said...

Vada curry looks really inviting :-) love to try it...

Hari Chandana said...

very delicious recipe.. looks simply perfect and inviting.. yummy !!
Indian Cuisine

Suparna said...

Hi pushpa,
Thanks for visiting my blog :P hope to see u around...
vada curry sounds interesting...it's a new concept for me...thanks for the pictorial description :P
tc

Peggy said...

This looks like such a great curry!

Smitha said...

Looks delicious !!!

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