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Thursday, September 24, 2009



Toor dhal - 1/2 cup
Gram dhal - 1 cup
Whole white urad dhal - 1/2 cup
Dry red chillies - 4
Green chillies - 2
Curry leaves - few
Salt - as per taste
Oil -1 cup
Scraped coconut - 1/2 cup (optional)


Soak toor dhal, urad dhal and half of the gram dhal together for one hour.Soak the remaining half of the gram dhal separately for one hour, drain and keep aside. Chop green chillies and curry leaves finely.

After an hour, drain the water completely and grind the dhals (except the separately soaked gram dhal) with salt, red chillies and hing to a coarse paste by just sprinkling water. Now, add the separately soaked gram dhal, chopped green chillies and curry leaves and mix well. You can also add the scraped coconut, if you wish.

Heat oil in a kadai, take out small balls from the ground paste, place it on your palm or a banana leaf, slightly flatten it and drop gently into the oil. Ensure medium heat. Flip on both sides and cook till golden brown. Serve hot.


  1. Looks Yummy! Wish I can have that whole plate!This is an anytime favorite food!

  2. Wow. I like this vadai a lot. :)

    And I just noticed the other side of you through the adds in the side bar. I really appreciate your effort and would surely do my best too.

  3. Perfect shape....save some for me.Very inviting for tea.

  4. Wow!!! they look perfect and crispy..Love to grab one now...

  5. Aama vada looks perfect shanthi! Yummmy!

  6. Love this vada... has come our so perfect and cripsy...

  7. Tasty vadas...Love it anytime. thanks for the entry

  8. Tempeting vadas, please do collect your awards from my blog dear :)

  9. Thanks for the recipe, yummy, may I know the reason for separation of gram dal and then mixing it later.Is it to retain a coarse nature of the vada batter ?


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