Vada Curry | How to make Vada Curry

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ByKalpana V Sareesh
Created on 23rd Nov 2015
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  • By Kalpana V Sareesh
    Created on 23rd Nov 2015

About Vada Curry

This is a famous side dish at hotels in Tamil nadu for idli and dosa

The delicious and mouthwatering Vada Curry is a famous dish of Tamil Nadu and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Vada Curry is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Vada Curry. Kalpana V Sareesh shared this Vada Curry recipe which is perfect to serve for 3 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Vada Curry. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Vada Curry recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves3People

Video for key ingredients

  • Sambhar Powder

  • How to make Idli/Dosa Batter

Vada Curry

Ingredients to make Vada Curry

  • 1/2 cup – Channa dhal
  • 3 – Red chillies
  • 1/4 tsp – Fennel seeds
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • 1 – Onion chopped
  • 2 – Tomatoes chopped
  • 2 – Green chillies slit
  • 1/2 tsp – Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp – Sambar powder
  • 1 inch – Cinnamon stick
  • 2 – Cloves
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • 1 sprig – Curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp – Fresh coriander

How to make Vada Curry

  1. Soak for 3 hours, channa dal with red chillies and grind to a coarse paste without adding much water, transfer to a bowl, add salt 1/2 tsp.
  2. Rub oil in idli moudls and make into small vada shaped and steam for 10 minutes or until done. Remove from heat and allow it to cool.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, fry the cloves, cinnamon sticks, add onions, curry leaves, green chillies and saute well.
  4. Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt and cook till it softens. Add 2 cups of water, sambar powder and bring to a boil.
  5. Crumble the vadas and add to the gravy, cover and cook in medium heat for another 3 – 4 minutes or until the gravy thickens turn off the flame. Add fresh coriander and serve hot with set dosa and idli.
My Tip: Do not add more water to the batter while grinding the dal, just keep scrapping the sides of the mixer and add a teaspoon of water and grind it until smooth.

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