Vada Curry | How to make Vada Curry

By Kalpana V Sareesh  |  23rd Nov 2015  |  
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  • How to make Idli/Dosa Batter

About Vada Curry Recipe

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

Vada Curry, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Vada Curry by Kalpana V Sareesh will definitely help you in its preparation. The Vada Curry can be prepared within few minutes. The time taken for cooking Vada Curry is 30 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 3 people. The recipe details out how to make Vada Curry step by step. The detailed explanation makes Vada Curry so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Vada Curry can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Vada Curry from BetterButter.

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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