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Puli (Tamarind) Vadai

suganya balusamy
240 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Puli (Tamarind) Vadai RECIPE

one of the traditional dish from kongu regions of tamilnadu.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Frying
  • Appetizers

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1/2 cup Idly rice
  2. 1 tablespoon toor dhal
  3. 1 tablespoon Coconut,grated
  4. 3 red chillies,dried
  5. few Curry Leaves
  6. a gooseberry size tamarind
  7. 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  8. soaked rice and dhal
  9. 1/2 tsp salt
  10. a pinch of asafoetida
  11. 1 tablespoon water
  12. 1 1/2 tablespoon Rice flour
  13. oil to deep fry


  1. Soak rice and toor dhal for 4 hours.
  2. In a mixie jar,grind coconut,red chillies,curry leaves,cumin seeds,grated coconut,soaked rice and dhal,salt and asafoetida by adding tablespoon of water to a fine paste.If needed,you can add another teaspoon of water
  3. Refrigerate the grinded batter for one day.Heat oil in a pan to deep fry the vadais in medium high flame.
  4. Grease the plastic cover with oil.take one small size ball from the grinded batter and make it a thick round by pressing it with fingers.
  5. Carefully drop the pressed batter into the oil. Dont disturb until it fluff up (app 10 secs).Then turn the vadas and cook till it changes to light brown colour.

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Sunaina Saxena
Sunaina Saxena   Aug-16-2018

Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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