Tea Kadai Style Masala Vadai

By Sandhya Ramakrishnan  |  16th Feb 2016  |  
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About Tea Kadai Style Masala Vadai Recipe

Tea kadais or roadside tea/coffee shops are a common site in every Indian city. The tea and coffee they serve in these shops do have a separate kick to them that we do not get when we make at home. At the same time a bite of the spicy masala vadai and then a sip from the steaming hot tea glass will make every evening a memorable one. I remember my days in post graduation when a tea shop opposite to our college was our meeting place where we used to sit before and after classes (did I miss saying also during classes?).

Tea Kadai Style Masala Vadai is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Sandhya Ramakrishnan teaches how to make Tea Kadai Style Masala Vadai step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Tea Kadai Style Masala Vadai in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 10 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Tea Kadai Style Masala Vadai at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Tea Kadai Style Masala Vadai takes 120 minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Tea Kadai Style Masala Vadai is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Tea Kadai Style Masala Vadai is a good option for you. The flavour of Tea Kadai Style Masala Vadai is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Tea Kadai Style Masala Vadai and impress your family and friends.

Tea Kadai Style Masala Vadai

Ingredients to make Tea Kadai Style Masala Vadai

  • Kadalai Paruppu / Channa dal - 1 cup
  • Thuvaram paruppu/ toor dal- 2 tbsp
  • Rice flour- 1 tbsp
  • Green chilies- 2
  • Red chilies- 2
  • mint leaves- 10-15 leaves
  • Few cilantro leaves (3-4 stems)
  • ginger- 1 inch piece
  • garlic- 3 cloves
  • Sombu/fennel seeds- 1 tsp
  • onion- 1 large sized (chopped finely)
  • salt to taste
  • oil as required to deep fry

How to make Tea Kadai Style Masala Vadai

  1. Wash and soak the kadalai paruppu (channa dal) and thuvaram paruppu (toor dal) for a couple of hours. Then drain them in a colander and keep aside.
  2. Meanwhile, grind the fennel seeds, ginger, garlic, mint leaves, cilantro, green chilies and red chilies into a paste.
  3. Now add the soaked and drained dals to the mixer and grind it coarsely without adding any water. If the mixer seems to be getting stuck, add couple of teaspoons of water and then grind.
  4. Make sure that you grind the batter coarsely and not fine. It is absolutely fine to have few pieces of dals left whole. Also add a little salt when grinding.
  5. After grinding leave the batter in the refrigerator for at least half an hour. (This step helps to not soak up lots of oil when deep frying.)
  6. In the meantime, chop the onions finely and add this to the chilled vadai batter. Also add the rice flour and mix everything well.
  7. Heat oil in a kadai. Take a handful of batter in your hand and make a ball out of it. Now flatten the ball using your palm and then drop this into hot oil.
  8. Fry the vadais on both sides until they turn golden brown, then drain them out on paper towels. Note that these vadais are usually a bit on the darker side.
  9. Serve them hot for best taste.

Reviews for Tea Kadai Style Masala Vadai (2)

ss R4 years ago

neha it s coriander leaves.

Neha Gupta4 years ago

what is cilantro leaves tell me the hindi version