Monday, October 10, 2011

Mixed Dal Ambode | Mixed Dal Masala Vada

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Festival spread is always special as it contains the wide variety of items ranging from sweets, kheer, vadas, variety rice, kosambari along with the regular menu.Though I am not a big fan of masala vada,hubby dear likes all kind of vadas and it is a rare treat to make all these yummy goodies at home.I recently made these ambode for Navaratri festival.This mixed dal vada is very good as the usage of urad dal makes the vada softer inside and the other dals gives a crispier crunch outside.One can dip them in spiced up curds and make mosaru ambode(curd masala vada) which is even very tasty.

Ambode | Mixed Dal Masala Vada Recipe:
(yields 20 vadas)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Chana dal
1/2 cup Toor dal
1/2 cup Moong dal
1/2 cup Urad dal
1/4 cup chopped Cashew nuts
1 big Onion,finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped Coriander leaves
1 tsp chopped Curry leaves
2 tbsp chopped Mint leaves
5-6 Green chillies
1" Ginger
1/4 tsp Cooking soda
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry
Method:
  • Soak all the lentils for 3-4 hrs.Rinse them and drain the excess water.
  • Grind green chillies with ginger and salt to a coarse paste.Transfer to a big bowl.
  • Grind the dals to a coarse paste in whipper mode.Do not grind to a smooth paste,it should be really coarse and even the dal bites here and there would add nice crunch to the vadas.
  • Add cashew nuts, chopped onion,coriander,curry leaves,mint leaves and ground chili paste to the ground dal mixture and mix well.Take care that the mixture should neither be very wet nor dry.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a thick kadai for deep frying the vadas.
  • Add cooking soda to the vada mixture and beat well with the hand.
  • Wet your hands and take a small lemon size mixture and flatten it with hands and deep fry until golden brown in color over medium flame.
Serve them hot with some chutney/tomato sauce or as it is.

Notes:
  • Addition of cooking soda makes the vadas crisp on the outer side and soft inside.So it is essential to get good vadas.
  • If your batter is very wet add a tbsp of rice flour to it and mix well and make vadas.
  • You can flatten the vadas still thinner and bigger in size than the ones I made.But I like plump small vadas as they look cute.
  • If you are making these vadas on a festival day avoid adding onions if you want.But masala vada always tastes better if you add onions to it.
Variations:
  • You can add 1/2 cup finely chopped dill leaves or any other greens like amaranth,spinach to the vada batter and make greens vada.
  • You can even add grated carrot or beetroot or finely chopped cabbage to the vada batter for a variation.

37 comments:

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Perfect vadai,Love to have it with a cup of tea...very tempting.Lovely clicks dear!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Mixed Dal Masala Vadai Luks yummy and crisp.Its healthy too.Luv it

Priti said...

Looks delicious with various dals and mint ...just flavorful.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Yum yum crispy vadai dear:)

Sravs said...

I love vada these look superb !! yummy !!

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Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds interesting and new to me
I have used only chana dal
vada looks healthy and delicious dear :)

Aarthi said...

This vada looks mouth watering

Aarthi
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Sharmilee! :) said...

I have used only chana dal in masala vada...this sounds new to me..gud to munch during teatime

suma said...

We make ambode with chana dal, this is new to me. I like them as is as well as dunked in rasam or majjige huli. Looks yumm Pratibha!

♥Aps♥ said...

Just like u m not a big fan of vada's but G is a big fan :) m sure he will love it :)

pinksrecipediary said...

Yummy Vadai......it was my fav at one time and couldnt stop eating them....

Preeti Kashyap said...

mouth watering! yummy ambode!

Sudha Sabarish said...

Yummy n crispy vada and wanna have a bite now itself

Pavithra said...

Absolutely yumm and very perfect looking vadas Prathy :) way too tempted before sleep :(

Kaveri said...

These look so yum...very tempting

foodie @ tastingspot said...

i like your pictures and would like to invite you to share them on tastingspot.com

Raji said...

So crisp and flavourful vada...lovely combination of different daals.

Sushma Mallya said...

Dal Ambodes are making me drool they look simply amazing and beautifully presented as well:)

Priya said...

Love these vadas with mixed dal,super crispy and quite addictive..

Radhika said...

Yummy one Prathy. Love the crispier layer of the outer. Clicks are so cool.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Vadais look very tempting, new to me,loved ur clicks

Ambreen said...

oh, that looks really good! Simply delicious :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

new and different snack. attracts me very much and nicely done .

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Very yummy and delicious one. Love it.

Prathima Rao said...

Such crisp & tempting vadas!!!! Cant stop drooling at them.!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

This is my favorite too, mixed dal vada, all the goodiness of vada with sinful deep frying.

divya said...

Love these vadas with mixed dal,super crispy and quite addictive..

Smitha said...

very delicious!...perfect for a cool rainy evening!...

Gayathri NG said...

Crunchy and tasty vadai...like to grab one...perfect for tea time snack..

notyet100 said...

Ummm feel like preparing this right now

hemalata said...

Delicious looking vada and healthy combo.

Shri said...

Love, love vada.Yours look amazing.

Charishma said...

perfect teatime snack
charishma

Jay said...

completely new n interesting...wanna try soon..:)
Tasty Appetite

chitraj.hegde said...

the ambode looks perfcect,,,crispy and mouth watering,,,and healthy tooo..nice combo of lentils..

Plateful said...

That's like my comfort food sweetie. Just wish someone would make it for me. Or phaps you can invite me over? lol

Suhaina said...

love to have some rice now..looks yummy and delish..perfect clicks too.

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