Sunday, September 11, 2011

Vada with coconut chutney


for Vadas

1) Peeled & split urad dal: 1cup
2) Rice: 1/4 cup
3) Sooji/semolina: 1tbsp
4) Salt to taste
5) finely chopped green chillies and onion : 1tbsp (Optional)
6) Oil for deep frying

for Chutney

1) Grated coconut: 1/2 cup
2) Green chillies: 2
3) Red chilly : 2
4) Salt to taste
5) A pinch of black mustard seeds
6) Oil: 1tsp
7) few curry leaves

Method of preparation

For Vadas

1) Soak urad dal and rice overnight or atleast for 5-6hrs.
2) Grind the soaked dal and rice in a grinder to a proper consistency. Do not add too much water during grinding.
3) Add sooji to the batter. Add the finely chopped green chillies and onion.
4) Add salt and whip it in circular motions for a while for proper aeration.
5) Take small portions on butter paper held in your palm. Make desired shapes as shown in the picture with or without hole and deep fry in oil.
6) Remove from oil after the vadas attain a golden brown colour onto a kitchen towel.

For Chutney

1) Take the grated coconut and the green chillies in a grinder and grind to a fine paste.
2) Add salt to the paste.
3) Take 1tsp oil in a pan. Heat the oil, add the whole red chillies, curry leaves and mustard seeds till it starts spluttering.
4) To the above add the coconut paste and mix well and remove from the pan.

Serve the hot Vadas with the chutney. Enjoy !!!

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