Sanoli's Kitchen: VADAKARI - A SNC CHALLENGE # 4

Monday, January 21, 2013

VADAKARI - A SNC CHALLENGE # 4

I am very happy to take part of this interesting SNC event. A great going event started and organised by Divya Pramil from  You Too Can Cook Indian Food. This is a monthly event where two teams, 'South team' and 'North team' have to challenge each other with their regional dishes. 

This Month North team got a challenge to make Vadakari from Ramya. Same like South team got a challenge to make Rajasthani Ghevar with Rabri from Manjula.

Since I am a part of Northern team, so very delicious and flavorful, a traditional South Indian style vadakari I made here with semi gravy. We enjoyed it too much, thanks a lot Ramya for this toothsome recipe.

Now lets move to this month's challenge VADAKARI.

INGREDIENTS:

FOR MAKING VADAS:
1 Cup Bengal Gram
1 tbsp Fennel seeds
4 Red Chillies
3-4 Pods Garlic
Oil as required
Salt to taste

FOR SEASONING:
1 tbsp Mustard seeds
1 tbsp Fennel seeds
1" Cinnamon
3 tbsps Oil

FOR GRAVY:
1 Onion (finely chopped)
1 Onion (paste)
1 Tomato (chopped)
2 Green Chillies, cut in slits
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
1/3 tsp freshly grounded Garam Masala
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Water as required

METHOD:
Soak Bengal Gram for 1 hour. Drain the water completely.

Grind bengal gram along with garlic, red chillies, fennel seeds, 2 tbsps water and little salt. Make a coarse paste. Set it aside.

Heat oil in a wok. Put flat ball shaped portions in it.


Fry both sides of each vada till golden brown. Drain oil and remove from wok by using a slotted spoon. Keep aside. Follow the same process by making  the remaining vadas.

Then crumble the vadas for making curry.
Heat 3 tbsps oil in a wok. Add mustard seeds, cinnamon stick and fennel seeds in it. Saute for few seconds, add chopped onion and green chillies in it. Fry till onion gets translucent.

Now add onion paste and ginger garlic paste in it. Fry till onion leaves oil. Put chopped tomatoes, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt in it.

Fry till all spices leave oil from the sides of the wok.

Pour 1 cup water in it. When it starts to boil, add all crumbled vadas in it. Fold well. Cook for another 2 minutes. Add coriander leaves in it. Mix nicely. Remove from heat now.

Vadakari is ready to serve with warm steamed rice, appam, idlis or chapathi.

Well Ramya, I tried to do justice with your vadakari. Over to all of my friends for your lovely and precious comments.
Sending to: Ramya

36 comments:

  1. yummy and looks delicious.All the best

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  2. wow sano ur vada kari looks so yummy
    i loved it so much i hv plans to try it again

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  3. Wow delicious, I have never tasted this...

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  4. Vadas are my favorite. Vada curries are yummy. :-)

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  5. Vada curry is my all time favourite,you have done prefectly.

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  6. Neat step by step pics.Good job :)

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  7. Nice and Tasty Vada curry.. looks so tempting.

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  8. i make it little different dear.. good effort and looks delicious too..

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  9. Delicious!! Looks so good Sano dear, well made :) Hope you enjoyed vadakari :)

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  10. Vadai curry looks yummy,love to have with dosa.

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  11. Lovely vada curry :) I hope u are loving all the southern foods :) enjoy

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  12. super vadakari sano didi




    participate in my first event

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  13. Delicious vadakari Sanoli you made it very well.

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  14. Looks yummy...Never tried it this way..

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  15. Wonderfully executed Sanoli. Great job

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  16. This is a new dish to me and looks delicious! I like the technique of using the fried vada. Hard to resist!

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  17. vadakari wow what an amazing recipe! All time favorite goes very well with Idli and set dosa. Very well done Sonali.

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  18. Delicious looks very inviting.. And awesome pic..

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  19. Lovely u have made it perfectly very nice.

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  20. Vadakari looks nice...love the pics :)

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  21. Vadai curry looks very delicious Sonali...lovely presentation :)

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