Thursday, May 31

Vadai Curry

Idli with Vadai curry is a famous dish in chennai restaurants... I have tasted this yummy dish many times from one of the restaurants near my house in chennai,but have started cooking it only 3 years before. This is a recipe of my friend Renu, who is a great cook. Vadai curry is one of our favourite recipes and i would love to share it with u all.


Ingredients
Channa dal- 1 cup soaked for 2 hrs
red chillies-2
Cinnamon- 1 " piece
Cloves- 3
Saunf- 1 tsp
Green chillies- 2 chopped finely
Garlic- 4 - 5 flakes chopped finely
Onions-2 medium chopped finely
Tomatoes- 2 chopped finely
Chilli powder-3/4 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder- 3/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil

Method
Grind the soaked channa dal with salt and red chillies with very little water to a coarse paste.
Make small balls of the ground paste and deep fry in oil until golden brown.
Heat oil in a pan and add cinnamon, cloves, saunf garlic ,green chillies and onions one by one and saute till the onions are transparent.
Add the chopped tomatoes and salt. fry till the tomatoes turn mushy, add chilli powder, coriander powder ,garam masala powder,salt and the fried vadais.
Add 1 cup of water to it , simmer and close with a lid. After 5 minutes mash the vadais with a ladle(if u have potato masher use it.)
Add 2 to 3 tbsps of oil and saute for some time till the oil seperates . Sprinkle coriander leaves and serve hot with Idlies or Dosas.

21 comments:

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

O o...This is my favorite dish...I make it always...Love it..

Sreelu said...

wow never heard of this looks beautiful. should try this recipe ones

indosungod said...

This is one of my fav. dishes. Delcious isn't it?

Aruna said...

Prema, I have never tasted Vada Curry, but ur picture has tempted me enough to try it :-) Thx for sharing.

Roopa said...

wow i was looking out for this dish! thks prema for posting !Looks yummy!

archana said...

The recipe looks delicious. Never had this dish before,but I can imagine the yummy taste.

sra said...

I like vadai curry, it's quite a recent discovery!

Bharathy said...

Prema.you come up the BEST of Recipes nowadays.which are allll my favourites.
ethe try panrathunne theriyale..;0

Boli also called 'uppittu' here.stuffing made of thengai or kadalai paruppu..tried doing it once but flopped..esp it was diff for me to bind the cover over the pooranam..you have finest bolis there.Envy you :/..

Sia said...

i dont remember having vadai curry prema...looks very delicious... i am not doing much of deep frying currently. will bookmark this recipe and try it someday for sure... trying stay away from all the temptations but no one seems to be helping me here;)

Vani said...

I hadn't heard of vadai curry. Must taste awesome!

Asha said...

Looks delicious,but I never had this dish Prema.I am bookmarking this,love to taste it.Thank you darling:)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey! I always thought that idli goes well only w/ sambhar and chutney.. But this one looks good!! had never heard of it, though..... thanx!

Richa said...

hey prema, that bowl of vadai curry looks yum! have tasted it in a restaurant where it was real spicy! wud like to try ur recipe sometime, very tempting!

Mandira said...

never tasted vadai curry before but would love to try after that great picture prema...

Kribha said...

Beautiful pics. Mouth-watering. It's my fav dish too. I have posted one in my blog too. Check it out when you find time.

Suganya said...

I know what you mean.. Chennaite's fav dish. I have had this only in restaurants. Now I can make it at home. Bookmarked!

USHA said...

Hi Prema,

Hey your vadakari looks yummy....Yeah as you said, its really taste with tiffin item....make us to be feel rich breakfast too...

Seema said...

Vadai curry is so so very new to me girl. I am sure it would have tasted heavenly. Ingredients used in the gravy is very simillar to kurma but the vadas in it would add extra something to it for sure. You have a beautiful blog here with wonderful recipes.
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Seema

Menu Today said...

Hi Prema,
Loved your version. Thanks for sharing.

Sharmi said...

lot of ppl making vada curries. will have to try out sometime. never tasted one before.

Jeena said...

Hi prema sundar your recipe looks wonderful and tasty :)