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Moringa Chutney Recipe | Drumstick Leaf Chutney [Video]


Moringa Chutney is a warm and healthy chutney made from cooked moringa leaves (drumstick leaves), tomato, onion and garlic. Moringa chutney is tangy and can be spiced to taste. It stores well in the fridge for a few weeks.

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Hi folks! Long-time no see!

So yeah, my other non blogger life consumed all my time for the last month and I have been slowly limping into this life since last week. More of that later, or maybe never.

It is in those super busy days, that I appreciate simple recipes like this Moringa Chutney. It is easy and quick to make, it stores well in the fridge for a few weeks and it is so delicious and versatile. You can eat it as a side with roti/chapati, you can mix it with rice and make flavored rice, you can spread it on bread or you can dip chips in it.

And the best thing about it? It's also very healthy.

drumstick tomato chutney


Moringa, also commonly known as drumsticks in India is a plant native to Africa and Asia. The seed pods are called drumsticks and are popularly added to curry in South India. The leaves are the most nutritious part of the tree. Moringa leaves are rich in vitamins and protein. They are also used as a dietary supplement to enhance weight loss.

Since it is the season when the leaves are available aplenty in the market, it is just appropriate that I share this recipe with you guys.

To make the Moringa Chutney, wilt the moringa leaves by cooking them on low heat in a little bit of oil. Keep it aside to cool. In the meantime, cook onions, garlic, green chillies, and tomatoes until they are soft. I used green tomatoes because they were in season, you can use regular red tomatoes as well. I also used the non-spicy banana peppers or bhajji chilli instead of regular green chillies, but you can use what you have available to spice up the chutney. Once everything is cooked down and cooled, blend it with a little salt and water until you have a smooth paste. Make a quick tempering of mustard seeds and curry leaves and add the chutney to it and simmer for 3-4 minutes.

The chutney can be stored in a glass jar in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.

Moringa Chutney is vegan and gluten-free. It also suits a plant-based diet. 

drumstick tomato chutney


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Moringa Chutney Recipe |  Drumstick Leaf Chutney 


drumstick tomato chutneyMoringa Chutney is a warm and healthy chutney made from cooked moringa leaves (drumstick leaves), tomato, onion and garlic. Moringa chutney is tangy and can be spiced to taste. Vegan, gluten-free and delicious. 

Recipe Type:  Chutney
Cuisine:            South Indian
Prep Time:     10 Minutes
Cook time:     20 Minutes
Total time:     30 Minutes
Yield:                Makes 2 small jars

Ingredients:


4 cups Moringa leavesor 1 bunch Moringa leaves
1 large Onion
3 or 4 medium Tomatoes
1 or 2 Green Chillies
4 to 5 Garlic cloves
3 Tbsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 sprig Curry leaves
Salt to taste
Water as required

Method:


1. Remove the moringa leaves from the stem and rinse 2-3 times in clean water.
2. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a kadhai and add the moringa leaves. Cook on low heat until the leaves wilt or shrink. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
3. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a kadhai and add in sliced onions and garlic pods. Saute until the onions are translucent.
4. Add in the tomatoes and green chillies. Cover and cook on low heat until the tomatoes soften. You can add 2-3 tbsp of water to help the cooking process. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
5. Blend the moringa leaves and onion-tomato with a little water and salt to taste until smooth.
6. In a kadhai, heat the remaining oil and add the mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds splutter, add in the curry leaves and the blended chutney. Simmer on low heat for 6-8 minutes. Adjust seasoning if required. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
7. Store in a clean glass jar in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.




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Masala Puri Chaat Recipe | Bangalore Street Style Masala Puri Recipe [Video]


Masala Puri is a popular street food in Bangalore that is made by topping crushed crispy puris with boiled peas, spicy coconut masala gravy, finely chopped vegetables and Sev. Vegan and delicious!

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bangalore street food masala puri chat

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Street Food?

To me, it used to be Pani Puri, but since I moved to Bangalore, it has always been Masala Puri. The cozy spicy warmth of Masala Puri is perfect for these rainy evenings.

I was introduced to this by Raj. In fact, this doubled up as his dinner most days. He had a regular street vendor who made the best Masala Puri I've ever eaten. Unfortunately, the guy relocated and we never found out where. Since then I've been on the quest to find the perfect recipe to make it at home. And I arrived at this recipe. I first posted it 6 years ago, in July 2013, but the recipe was different back then. I have hence, updated the recipe and this is as close as I have gotten to the street version.

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What is Masala Puri? 

Masala Puri is a “chaat” or street food that originated in Karnataka. Masala Puri is spicy, warm, vegan snack that is a mix of various textures. It is made of crispy puris, green peas, a spicy gravy, sev and fresh vegetables.

The base of the Masala Puri is the crispy puris, the ones used to make Pani Puri. These puris are crushed to make a base, so you can use all the puris that did not fluff up or ones that have holes in them. If you don’t have access to puris, you can use any savory crispy base, like chips, papdi, crackers or even papads. Preferably, something plain and not flavoured. 

The crushed puris are topped with boiled green peas. Dried green peas are used and never fresh peas. The taste of the two varies significantly, hence use the dried ones only. The dried peas are rehydrated overnight and then cooked with a little salt until completely cooked. 

This is then topped with the masala gravy. This gravy is what flavours the masala puri. The gravy is made by blending roasted whole spices with coconut and a little of the cooked green peas. The blended paste is then salted and simmered to develop flavour. I have made different versions of the gravy, sometimes I add in the cinnamon and the cloves, and sometimes I leave it out. Which is why I have marked them optional in the recipe below. Masala Puri is always served warm to hot, so heat up the gravy before serving. 

This is then topped with a mix of finely chopped vegetables like onions, tomatoes, carrots and coriander leaves and Sev. Sev is a deep fried gram flour noodles. The end result is a warm spicy bowl of comfort.

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Masala Puri Recipe | Bangalore Street Food Style Masala Puri Recipe


bangalore street food masala puri chatMasala Puri is a popular street food in Bangalore that is made by topping crushed crispy puris with boiled peas, spicy coconut masala gravy, finely chopped vegetables and sev. Vegan and delicious. 

Recipe Type:  Snacks
Cuisine:            Indian
Prep Time:     8 Hours (includes soaking time)
Cook time:     45 minutes
Total time:     8 Hours 50 Minutes
Yield:                Serves 3-4

Ingredients:


1 cup dried Green Peas
0.75 cup grated Coconut
1 tsp Coriander Seeds
0.5 tsp Cumin
4-5 Black Peppercorns
2 Marathi moggu
1 Mace (Japatre/ Javitri)
Pinch of Nutmeg (jayikayi)(Grated)
0.5" Cinnamon piece (Optional)
2 Cloves (Optional)
2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
Salt to taste
Water as required
1 small Onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 Tomato, finely chopped
1 Carrot, grated
Sev to serve
20-25 Puri to serve

Method:


1. Soak the dried green peas for 8 hours. After 8 hours, boil the green peas in salted water until completely cooked.
2. To make the masala, dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mace, nutmeg, peppercorns, marathi moggu, cinnamon (if using) and cloves (if using) for 2 minutes on low heat. 
3. Grind together the roasted spices, grated coconut, 0.5 cups of cooked peas and 1 tsp red chilli powder with a little water until smooth.
4. Pour the blended masala into a kadhai and add 1 cup of water and allow to come to a boil. Add salt to taste and more red chilli powder (if required). Simmer on low heat for 8-10 minutes.
5. To assemble the masala puri, take 6-7 puris in a plate and crush them. Top with the cooked peas, masala gravy, grated carrots, chopped onion, chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander and sev.
6. Serve immediately.




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Sweet & Sour Mango Curry | Saasav | Pashingiri Recipe [Video]


Pashingiri or Saasav is traditional sweet and sour Mango Curry from the Konkan coast of India made by simmering ripe baby mangoes in a vegan masala made of coconut and spices. This curry is popular in the coastal households during Summer.


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sweet and sour mango curry, Mangalore pashingiri curry, Goan mango saasav, Konkani saasav

Summer is almost over and the love of my summers is going to go out from markets soon. Until then we are going to honour the king of fruits - Mango. For us, in the tropics, summer isn't all about the Sun, we see the Sun all year round. But summer brings with it the delicious juicy selection of seasonal fruits like the mango, jackfruit, guavas and melons. But it has always been the mango that rules my heart.

If you love Mangoes as much as I do, you may enjoy these other mango recipes:

MAVINKAYI CHITRANNA / RAW MANGO RICE
AAM PANNA
INSTANT MANGO PICKLE
RAW MANGO GOJJU
HAGALKAI MAVINKAYI GOJJU
MANGO CHEESECAKE
FRUIT TART WITH MANGO CREAM
AAMRAS / MAVINKAYI SEEKARNE

sweet and sour mango curry, Mangalore pashingiri curry, Goan mango saasav, Konkani saasav

sweet and sour mango curry, Mangalore pashingiri curry, Goan mango saasav, Konkani saasav


Lalbagh in Bangalore has been hosting the annual Mango Mela or Mango Festival for years. Every year farmers from around Bangalore set up their stalls to sell naturally ripened mangoes and organic mangoes. In 2019, it started from 1st June and it is scheduled to be around for 3 weeks. So if you are in the city, do not miss it. They have a wide variety at very competitive prices. We went there on Saturday ago and bought several kilograms of Alphonso, and some of these tiny Sugar Baby or Sakre Gutti. 

I bought the Sugar Baby mangoes only to make this sweet and sour ripe mango curry. You heard it right, ripe mango not raw. The first time I made it I called up several people and collected 5 different recipes, before I decided to make this one given to me by my very close friend from Goa. The Goan version uses Turmeric and Asafoetida, which is optional in the Mangalore version.

There are 2 major variants of this curry - cooked and uncooked. The recipe listed here is the cooked one. The other one, where the coconut masala is not cooked, resembles this Tambuli recipe.

This Mango Curry is best served with rice, but can also be served with bread on the side.

Enjoy the mango season while it lasts!

P.S - This is a repost of a 2015 post. Video instructions are added and the post is altered slightly, but the recipe remains the same.

sweet and sour mango curry, Mangalore pashingiri curry, Goan mango saasav, Konkani saasav


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Sweet and Sour Mango Curry | Saasav | Pashingiri

Sweet and Sour Mango curry made with ripe mangoes and fresh coconut. This recipe is famous along the Konkan coast (Western coast of India) and is a popular curry in Summers.

Recipe Type:  Main Course
Cuisine:          South Indian/ Mangalorean/ Goan
Prep Time:     10 minutes
Cook time:     30 minutes
Yield:              3 Servings

Ingredients:


8 small Ripe Mangoes
1 cup Desiccated Coconut
1 tsp Mustard seeds
2-3 Dry red chillies
2-3 Tbsp Jaggery or Sugar
A marble sized ball Tamarind (Optional)
8-10 Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder / Haldi (Optional)
A pinch Asafoetida / Hing (Optional)
2 tsp Oil
Salt
Water

Method:


1. Wash and peel the mangoes and keep aside
2. Soak the tamarind in half a cup of water and keep aside
3. Dry roast 1/2 tsp of the mustard seeds in a pan on low heat for 1 min. Be careful not to burn it otherwise the curry will turn bitter. 
4. Heat 1 tsp of the oil in the pan, add the red chillies and fry for 30 sec or until the chillies are crisp.
5. Grind the coconut, roasted mustard seeds and red chillies into a coarse paste with a little water. 
6. Heat the remaining oil and add the remaining mustard seeds
7. Once they splutter, add the curry leaves and lower the heat
8. Add the coconut paste, turmeric and asafoetida and mix well. Add 0.5 cup of water and simmer for 6-8 minutes. Turmeric and Asafoetida are used in the Goan version of the curry, while it is optional in the Mangalore version.
9. Slightly mash the mangoes and add to the curry
10. Add water to achieve the desired consistency. Add more if eating with rice and less if with bread.
11. Add salt and jaggery. Do not add all the jaggery at once, taste and add. If the mangoes are very sweet, you may not need much. 
12. Squeeze the tamarind in the water and remove the pulp. Add this sour liquid to the curry. Again, like the jaggery, do not add all the liquid at once, taste and add. If the mangoes are very sour, you may not need it.
13. Cook on low heat for 5 mins.
14. Serve warm with rice or bread.


sweet and sour mango curry, Mangalore pashingiri curry, Goan mango saasav, Konkani saasav



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Mavinkayi Chitranna Recipe | Raw Mango Rice Recipe [Video]


Mavinkayi Chitranna or Raw Mango Rice is a vegan South Indian sour and spicy mango flavored rice made from tart raw mangoes and leftover rice. Mango Rice takes less than 30 minutes to make. Raw Mango Rice is also gluten free.

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A quick weeknight fix. That's exactly what this Mavinkayi Chitranna or Raw Mango Rice is.

We've had a week of thunderstorms here in Bangalore and it's been scary. I scare easy, but thunder has never scared me, but I have been pretty jumpy the last weekend. The sound was akin to the sky ripping apart and a few of these extremely loud ones even managed to wake me up. Although we've been swamped with unseasonal rains, I still believe it is Summer, because mangoes, you know. While Bangalore really doesn't have a season for most things, that is, you can find pumpkins and beets all year round, but Mangoes, come only once a year in Summer. So when Summer gives you mangoes, you make sure you make use of it to the fullest. Ripe, raw and everything in between. If you like Mangoes, as much as me, you may also enjoy these other Mango recipes:

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AAMRAS / MAVINKAYI SEEKARNE


raw mango rice


I usually shop for the week on Saturday and then prep my veggies for the week ahead. Amidst the thunder and the crazy winds and the heavy downpour, I barely managed to get any meal prep done last weekend. So this Raw Mango Rice just pulled me through Monday. No prep really required, except may be cooking the rice.

Mavinkayi is the Kannada word for raw mangoes and Chitranna, well that's just colorful rice. In all other seasons, Chitranna is made using lemons or limes, but come Summer, tart raw mangoes are the preferred choice. Mavinkayi Chitranna is more of a South Indian fried rice in which leftover rice is tossed with a raw mangoes.

To make Mavinkayi Chitranna, use firm and tart raw mangoes. All green mangoes aren't raw, so pick carefully. Once you have the raw mangoes and some leftover rice, you are all sorted. To make the Raw Mango Rice, all we do is make a tempering of mustard seeds, a few lentils and then toss in grated raw mango along with turmeric and salt and allow the raw mango to cook down slightly. Then toss in the rice and add salt and mix well. Yes, it's as simple as that.

This tastes amazing with a side of Mango pickle, yes more mangoes, or a simple raita.

P.S. - This is a repost of a 2015 post. Only video is added and a few photos. Recipe remains the same.

raw mango rice



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Mavinkayi Chitranna Recipe | Raw Mango Rice Recipe


raw mango riceMavinkayi Chitranna or Raw Mango Rice is a vegan South Indian sour and spicy mango flavored rice made from tart raw mangoes and leftover rice. Mango Rice takes less than 30 minutes to make. Raw Mango Rice is also gluten free.

Recipe Type:  Main
Cuisine:            Indian
Prep Time:     10 minutes
Cook time:     20 minutes
Total time:     30 minutes
Yield:                Serves 2-3

Ingredients:


3 cups cooked Rice
0.5 cup Raw Mango, grated
2 Tbsp Oil
0.5 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 Tbsp Urad Dal
1 Tbsp Chana Dal
1 Sprig Curry leaves
1-2 Tbsp Peanuts
1 Green Chilli, finely chopped
0.5 tsp Turmeric Powder
2 Tbsp Water
Salt to taste
Fresh grated coconut to garnish
Coriander leaves to garnish

Method:


1. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
2. Once the mustard seeds splutter, add in the chana dal and the urad dal and saute until lightly browned.
3. Add in the peanuts and curry leaves and fry until the peanuts are browned.
4. dd in the grated raw mango, turmeric powder, salt and a little water and cook until the mango softens slightly.
5. Add in the rice and mix well.
6. Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves and freshly grated coconut.
7. Serve hot.




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Doddapatre Tambuli Recipe [Video]


Doddapatre Tambuli is a traditional summer curry made with coconut and curd from Karnataka. This curry is made with Mexican mint leaves or Ajwain Patta.

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South Indian curd based curry

South Indian curd based curry

There has never been a better time to make Tambuli or Thambli as now. This summer heat calls for eating something that cools your insides.

Every region in India has a yogurt (curd) based curry that is popularly made in summer. Tambuli is one of those curries in Karnataka. It is very similar to Majjige Huli, but is much simpler and cooler. The main difference is Majjige Huli is boiled, while the Tambuli is not cooked, hence, usually needs to be consumed fresh.

Doddapatre
Doddapatre is known as Big Thyme or Mexican Mint in English, Ajwain Patta in Hindi and Karpooravalli in Tamil. It is a leaf that has a pungent and distinct aroma that is closest to the aroma of bishop's weed or ajwain, although unrelated. Some people equate the aroma to that of oregano or mint. This distinct aroma and taste becomes mild when the leaves are combined with yogurt and coconut to make the Doddapatre Tambuli.

My first interaction with this dish was at a Temple. On the coastal belt of Karnataka, there is a Lord Ganapati temple at Idagunji. When my grandfather frequented the place, one had to walk for miles together to reach it and it was hidden away tucked into a forest. I've seen the temple change from a small village temple to a quite popular one. When I used to visit the temple with my parents, it was still pretty small and the highway gave no indication to the tucked away temple. With no Google maps, one had to know the road before hand or had to ask the village folks for directions. It was here that they served a simple meal for lunch - Rice and Tambuli. It was and has been the only meal at a temple that I have relished.

South Indian curd based curry

Tambuli can be made with a variety of greens, but the recipe differs slightly with each green. Some are cooked longer while some are used raw. Doddapatre is mildly sauteed until it turn slightly yellow and wilts, this makes them milder in taste. The browned leaves are ground to a fine paste along with green chilli and fresh coconut. Whisked curd or buttermilk is added along with some salt. Then a tempering of cumin seeds and curry leaves, and Tambuli is ready to be served. Tamuli is not heated again, unlike most other curries. Tambuli is served with steamed rice.

P.S - This recipe has been reposted. The recipe was originally published in 2014. Images have been updated and a video has been added. The recipe remains the same.

South Indian curd based curry


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Doddapatre Tambuli


South Indian curd based curryDoddapatre Tambuli is a traditional summer curry from Karnataka that is made with coconut, buttermilk or curd and doddapatre leaves, also known as Mexican mint or Ajwain Patta. This cooling curry is served with rice.

Recipe Type:  Main Course
Cuisine:          Karnataka
Prep Time:     5 minutes
Cook time:     30 minutes
Yield:              2 Servings

Ingredients:


20-25 Doddapatre Leave, chopped
0.5 cup Fresh Coconut, grated
1.5 cups Curd
1 Green Chilli
1 tsp Cumin seeds
A few Curry leaves
3 tsp Oil
Salt to taste
Water as required

Method:


1. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and add the chopped doddapatre leaves.
2. Saute until the leaves wilt and turn slightly yellow.
3. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
4. Fry until the doddapatre turns slightly yellow.
5. Remove from heat and allow it to cool.
6. Grind it along with coconut, green chilli and a little water to a fine paste
7. Heat oil in the pan and add the cumin seeds. Once they brown, add the curry leaves.
8. Remove the pan from heat and add the blended paste. Mix well.
9. Add in whisked curd or buttermilk. Add salt to taste.
10. Add in more water if it is very thick.
11. Serve it with hot rice


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Medu Vada Recipe | Uddina Vada Recipe [Video]



Uddina Vada or Medu Vada is a popular South Indian breakfast item. Medu vada is a savory donut made from urad dal or black lentils. Medu vadas are crispy and golden brown on the outside and soft and spongy on the inside. They taste best when served with fresh coconut chutney or dunked in a spicy hot sambar.


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medu vada medhu vada with chutney

It's raining!!!! and I'm pretty sure it is a crime to not eat crispy fried food when it rains. It isn't? Well, it should be. 

I recently mentioned in my Instagram post that Bangalore weather is as unpredictable. Summer unofficially started in early March this year and it's been blazing hot, hotter than ever, out here. Every year when it gets slightly hot, rains come and it cools off. Last year, when I tried to make a second batch of these sun dried potato chips, they caught mold due to the humidity. But this year there was no sight of rain or even a little cloud to shade us from the sun. Until now. The weather has been pretty unpredictable this week, just like Bangaloreans are used to. Heavy rains caught us off guard this week. And the evening rains are cooling down the city. And when it rains, eat all the fried food you can. 

Frankly, Bangaloreans don't need a reason to eat this scrumptious crispy vada. Vada is eaten for breakfast, snacks, and may be lunch and dinner too. A plate of idli with one vada and a piping hot cup of traditional filter coffee, a simple soul satisfying breakfast for any South Indian. But the lazy me definitely needs a reason to make them at home.

medu vada medhu vada with chutney

Uddina Vada or Medu Vada is a quintessential item on the breakfast scene of South India, not just Bangalore. The vadas are crispy golden brown on the outside, soft and spongy on the inside. When they are served piping hot with a bowl of fresh coconut chutney and a spicy bowl of sambar, one just stops talking and digs in. Contrary to popular belief, making these vadas at home is not difficult. But what can be challenging is to make that hole in the center. You cannot cut it as you would with a donut. But there are a few simple tricks to making the perfect uddina vada, hole and all.

Firstly, the batter has to be thick. As thick as it can be. The urad dal or black lentils, have to be soaked for just the right amount of time. 3-4 hours at max. More than 4 hours, and you will get a soggy batter that cannot be shaped. After soaking, completely drain the lentils and grind with as little water as possible until you have a smooth creamy batter. 

Secondly, for a crispy vada, you need to add in a little rice flour and a pinch of cooking or baking soda. Too much of the soda and you will have a very crispy vada that won't go well with the purists.

Third, the flavor givers. Add in what you like to flavor the vada. Popular ingredients include cumin, pepper, curry leaves, coconut pieces, green chillies and coriander leaves. Add what you like in them. Also, add salt at the very end, just when about to make the vada, else the batter may turn soggy.

Fourth, the hole. Making the hole isn't as complicated as it sounds. All you need is a thick batter and wet hands. Yup. Wet your hands properly and then take a dollop of the batter, use your wet fingers to make a hole and then gently drop it in the oil. If you are unable to make the hole for any reason, don't worry too much, just drop the batter in oil using a spoon. The hole is just for visual appeal and doesn't impact the taste or the texture.

Five, the frying. To get a nice crispy exterior, fry for the first one minute of high flame. Then lower the heat and allow the vada to cook on the inside. Once the vada is the golden brown, it is ready to be served.

Six, make extra. Well, this isn't a trick or tip, as much as an advise. Vadas are irresistible, always make extra.

Wishing you a vada happy weekend!!

P.S - This recipe has been reposted. The recipe was originally published in 2014. Images have been updated and a video has been added. The recipe remains the same.

medu vada medhu vada with chutney



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Medu Vada Recipe | Uddina Vada Recipe


medu vada medhu vada with chutneyMedu Vada is an Indian deep fried savory donut made from lentils. A popular South Indian breakfast along with Idli.

Recipe Type:  Snacks / Breakfast
Cuisine:          South Indian
Prep Time:     3-4 Hours (Including lentil soaking time)
Cook time:     20 minutes
Yield:              12 small Vada

Ingredients:


1 cup Urad Dal
1 Tbsp Rice Flour
6-8 Curry leaves, finely chopped
1 Green Chilli, finely chopped
0.5 tsp Pepper, freshly crushed
A pinch of baking soda
Salt to taste
Oil to fry
Water as required

Method:


1. Wash the urad dal and soak the dal in water for around 3-4 hours.
2. Drain the dal and grind into a fine batter. Use as less water as possible. The batter should be thick.
3. Heat oil in a kadhai to deep fry the vadas.
4. While the oil heats, add in the rice flour, green chilli, pepper, baking soda and salt. Mix well until combined. IF the dough feels watery, add a little more rice flour.
5. Once the oil is hot enough, wet your hands and take a spoonful of batter onto your fingers. Using the wet finger of the other hand, make a hole in the center. Watch the video for help on how to do this.
6. Gently drop the vada in the oil.
7. Fry on high heat for 1 minute, then lower the heat slightly and continue to cook until the vada becomes golden brown.
8. Now gently slide this batter into the oil. Stir the vada occassionally and flip it, so that it cooks evenly. Cook until golden brown on both sides.
9. Serve the vada hot with coconut chutney or sambar.


See the notes mentioned above the Video for tips on making the perfect Medu Vada.


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