Friday, 24 February 2012

Uzhunnu vada and Coconut chutney (Medu vada)

Uzhunnu vada (Medu vada)
Urad dal    -1 Cup
Rice flour/ urad dal powder   - 1 Tbsp
Shallot    - 4(Finely chopped)
Green chilli  -2(finely chopped)
Ginger  -  1/2 Tsp
Pepper  -1 Tsp(Crushed)
Curry leaves  - Chopped
Baking soda  - 1 Pinch(Optional)

  • Soak urad dal for 3  hours.
  • Grind the urad dal and salt without adding water. If unable to grind add a very little water. If it looks like a bit loose then add some urad dal powder or rice flour.
  • To this batter add chopped shallot,green chilli,ginger,crushed pepper,curry leaves and baking soda(if using).
  • Mix it well and keep it for 15 min.
  • Make a ball with the batter. Flatten it and make a hole in the center.
  • Heat oil in pan. Keep it in a medium flame. Fry the vadas till it becomes golden brown.Drain on paper towel.
  • Vada is ready. Serve hot with Chutney.

Coconut green chili chutney
Coconut   - 1 cup grated
Green chili -2
Shallot   -1
Mustard seeds
Red chili  -1
Urad dal   -1 Tsp
Curry leaves
Coconut oil


  • Grind  together coconut,Shallot green chilli,salt with  water according to the desired consistency.
  • Heat oil in a pan .Add mustard seeds and let it pop.Add Red chilli and curry leaves.
  • Pour the seasoning into the chutney.
  • Serve it with Dosa, Idly, Vada.

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