Friday, December 01, 2006

Uzhunnu Vada

Idli and Uzhunnu Vada with sambar and coconut chutney is a hearty South indian breakfast.
On it's own Uzhunnu vada with sambar and coconut chutney is popular snack.


2 cups - Urad dal / black gram dal
4 - Green chilies, finely chopped
1 tsp - Ginger, finely chopped
12 - Curry leaves, sliced
4 tbsp - Coconut bits
1/4 tsp - Baking Soda powder
6 - Black pepper corns ( optional )
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry


1 ) Wash and soak urad dal for 4 to 5 hours. Best to soak over night,so that you can grind fresh in the morning,if you want to have vada for breakfast.
2 ) Drain and grind little at a time in a grinder without adding any water. If required add one tablespoon water to make the grinder work.

Repeat process and grind the rest of the urad dal to a thick smooth paste.
3 ) Add chopped green chilies, ginger, curry leaves, coconut bits, black pepper corns, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
4 ) Wet your palms with water, take a small amount and form a ball. Place in the center of the palm. Flatten and make a hole in the center, just as in the pic below.

Wet the palm when shaping each vada. Water will prevent the paste from sticking to the palm.

5 ) Heat a kadai or a wok with enough oil to deep fry. When the oil is hot,carefully slide the vada into the oil and deep fry till crisp and golden brown in colour.

Serve with coconut chutney.

1 comment:

Prakash said...

Enne ingane kothippichu kollaruthe.... Please...