Friday, April 12, 2013

Minapa Vadiyalu | Urad dal Fryums | Sun-dried Fryums

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During Summer season, preparation of  "Pickles" and "Fryums" is a major activity in many house holds in the South. My mom used to make large batches of various varieties of fryums in the summers and we used to store them for the rest of the year.Apart from these fryums, my mom used to prepare few special varieties of papads, which she stopped making now. The fryums, which my mom used to prepare were rice and sago based. Today, I am posting a different variety of fryums that is prepared using urad dal.I was introduced to these fryums by my husband who is a big fan of these Minapa Vadiyalu which his mom sources for him every year.
These fryums can be prepared using whole white urad or black urad. We prefer black urad as it is not only tasty but it is also very healthy. If you use the whiter variety they will be in white color but as we used the black urad you can see the black skin of urad in the fryums.These fryums are extremely easy to make,all you need is good sunlight. If you are living in a tropical climate, you must try making them.
Minapa Vadiyalu | Urad dal Fryums Recipe:
(stores upto an year)

1/2 kg whole  black Urad or whole white Urad
1 tbsp Cumin seeds
10-12 Green chillies (optional)
Salt to taste

  • Soak whole urad for 6-7 hours or overnight.If you are using white urad you can soak it for just 3-4 hrs,the whole black urad takes longer to get soaked.
  • Drain the urad and grind it with cumin seeds,green chillies and  salt to a thick smooth paste like the medu wada batter in the wet grinder.Add enough water to grind it,do not add more water which makes the fryums soak lot of oil when fried,So make the dough to a thick smooth paste.
  • In a open space under sun,spread a clean plastic sheet and place heavy weights in the four corners so that the sheet does not fly.
  • Take a spoonful of batter and drop them like how we do for fryums leaving some space in between.
  • Dry them under sun for 2-3 days until they are completely dried.
  • Store them in an air tight container.They stay good for an year.
Deep fry them in oil until brown when required and serve as an accompaniment with South Indian meal.
  1. You can use whole white urad or a mix of white urad with the skin of  whole black urad to make these fryums.As the whole urad with skin is good I prefer using it.
  2. Green chillies and cumin seeds can be avoided completely in the recipe.It adds flavor and spicyness to the fryums.


Unknown said...

New and unique recipe Prathy :) wonder how this tastes.

Chitz said...

My granny used to make this a lot in batches...Miss them now :( Cute fryums u have made :)

cookingwithsapana said...

its new for me. quite interesting!

meena said...

very healthy vadams,never heard ,wishing to try them.

great-secret-of-life said...

totally new to me.. sounds interesting.. will try

divya said...

wow i want to grab them from the screen,yummy!!!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

I love this...nice one

Priya Suresh said...

Wow i have so many fryums to try,unfortunately the weather is super nasty here, urad dal fryums looks fabulous.

Indian Khana said...

Looks nice of the treasure thing for me ...:)

madscar said...

This is amazing! I love it:)

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