Thursday, September 24, 2009

Medu wada / Uddina Vade....Savory Doughnuts in Indian syle

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This is a most common breakfast item you will find in any hotel menu or on a street vendor's cart in south India.And in some hotel's they are even paired with Idly as "Idly-vada" combo with sambar and chutney which is my first preference to order in hotel's.
I rarely prepare this at home as we strictly avoid eating deep fried stuff at home.But we can excuse ourselves for special occasions and festivals right??And if a special occasion and festival are on the same day,then are there any rules and regulations to control us??NO..na??

So this Uddina vade was prepared during one of the days of this Navratri and the special occasion I was talking about is "Its been 3 years that I met V".So thought of making sweet and hot, and finally made uddina vade,mosaru/perugu vade and gulab jamun to celebrate that special day with all the family members.

Ingredients:

1 Cup whole Urad dal(white)
2 tbsp finely chopped coconut pieces
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp slightly crushed pepper
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves
2 tbsp finely chopped curry leaves
salt to taste
Oil to deep fry


Method:
  • Soak urad dal overnight or atleast for 1 hr.Use the round white variety urad dal for this.
  • Strain the soaked urad dal and grind it to a fluffy mixture in the grinder(even a mixie also does the same job,but in grinder you get more fluffy batter which is apt for making vada's).Add water only if needed,do not add much water while grinding this.Try to beat this mixture with hands for two mins continuously which helps in yielding fluffier vada's.
  • Now add chopped coconut pieces,green chillies,ginger,coriander leaves,curry leaves,jeera,crushed pepper,salt to it and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed kadai on medium heat and mean while grease your left palm(or wet your hands) and place little vada mixture and flatten it and make a hole in it and slowly transfer to the right hand and slip it to the hot oil carefully.(You can do this with right hand if you are expertized in it or you can even try patting it on a greased banana leaf or greased milk cover)
  • Repeat the same process for the remaining mixture.Drop 4-5 at a time,do not drop in more or else they will stick to each other.
  • Let them fry on medium flame until crisp and deep golden brown in color on both sides and drain them on a tissue paper to remove excess oil.
Serve them hot with Steaming Sambar /Coconut chutney/Allam pacchadi.



Note:
  1. You can even add finely chopped onions to the mixture.
  2. If you want to make dahi vada,drop them immediatly to the beaten curd mixture so that the vada can absorb the dahi properly.

50 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...perfect in shape and nice in color...looks yum....

rekhas kitchen said...

woooooooooooooooooooooooww droooooling nice crisp vadas looks so tempting. If i get like this vada s i break my rules every time hmmmmm yum.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Wow - those are perfect looking vadas and the presentation is mind blowing... Loved it...

Shri said...

Cool presentation,Pratibha!Love the vadas:)

Gethan said...

quite tricky to make...most of the time I end up making bonda as the batter wouldn't co-operate for a vada

Preeti Kashyap said...

they look perfect!Great color!

Priya said...

Prefect vadas!!lovely presentation Prathi..For ur question regarding apple sauce, yea u can try out the scones with pureed apples..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a cool presentation!
Nice snack to celebrate a spl occasion too:)

Anncoo said...

Your presentation is amazing

Happy cook said...

I love tha picture and vadas looks so so good and delcious.

Pari said...

Hi! The presentation makes the Vadas droolworthy. Great job dear.

Padma said...

Looks so crispy and perfect in shape... very tempting...

Kanchan said...

Looks beautiful !

Raje said...

Lovely presentation. I am craving some right now...

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely pic prathiba...looks so crispy...

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Very crispy with an awesome golden color. Feel like grabbing them off your photo.

Gita said...

Wow girl...love your presentation of stacked up vadas in a chopstick...looks perfect and crispy :)

munchcrunchandsuch said...

lip smacking Prathi..

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Vrinda said...

Really tempting vadas prathibha..i am craving for these now,i am gonna soak some urad daal right now...yum yumm

Sarah Naveen said...

Wow!!Wow!!
My fav!!
excellent presentation..looks perfect dear!!

Pavithra said...

Wow looks so good and crispy madam .... nice arrangement....Looks so perfect and lovely vadas really making me drool.

chakhlere said...

wowo!! Nice and crispy !! Vadas look perfect.

Parita said...

Wadas look crisp and delicious, especially with sambhar!

Cham said...

Wadas are drying in chopstick! Cool pict!

jeyashrisuresh said...

looks yummy.Wish to have this right now. nice idea of hanging it in chop sticks.

Sush said...

yummy yummy uddina vade.., uddina vade + sambar is my fav combo.

Sanghi said...

Delicious doughnuts.. lovely decoration!

sowmya.s said...

looks crisp..nicely presented..

Tina said...

Wow perfect shape....Vada looks so crispy ....yummyyyyyy

Valarmathi said...

Looks crispy and delicious, very tempting.

GR said...

Hi presentation is very good.And ur vada looks great

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Awesome.. Just perfect Pratibha...
Loved your lentil doughnuts..

Thanks for dropping by my blog..

Will visit often.

DEESHA said...

this is my favorite

Red Chillies said...

Love uddina vadas and your version. It is so nice to see the doughnit shape of the vada.

Vani said...

Vadas look crisp and delish, Pratibha!

my kitchen said...

Perfect vadas.Looks yummy.Do visit my blog when u find time

Nags said...

i can never get the shape right.. sigh..

Ambika said...

Hey Prathibha, Thanks for visiting my blog. The vadais look delectable and crispy, I wish I could just grab one from the screen right now :)

Ambika said...

Hey Prathibha, Thanks for visiting my blog. The vadais look delectable and crispy. I wish I could just grab those from the screen right away :)

Sweta said...

That looks SO good-it's been a long time since I have eaten it!!

Sireesha said...

Happy Dussehra to you and your Family.

Nandini said...

My fav snack! Cute presentation!

Varunavi said...

Happy dusshera prathiba to u and to ur family.

Wonderful looking vadas,saw this post before but didnt comment.When i made this yesterday i remembered ur vada snaps :)

Sree... said...

Hii...

First time here..Vada looks yummy..Nice presentation .

Malar Gandhi said...

That looks delicious, awesome click...nice picture, indeed.

DRY GROUNDNUT CHUTNEY said...

Hi Prathiba
I am Prathiba from the indian food court. You too have a wonderful blog with nice recipes. Your Vadas are really good looking . Feel like grabing some!!!!!!!!!!!

Sonu said...

I m missing Medu wada...

Rohini said...

Awesome presentation!! Love the perfect shape and color :)
Thank you so much for dropping by! First time here, You have a great space!
Following you too!! :)

jayasree said...

Great presentation... Lovely color. Perfect in shape too.

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