Sunday, August 26, 2012

Keerai Vadai

I make many kinds of vadai and one among them is this keerai vadai. We can use any kind of greens that is easy to cook. I recommend spinach (pasali keerai),Amaranth (thandu keerai), arai keerai. But if we are using any greens like drumstick leaf, then saute them first to cook completely before adding in vada batter. I love this vadai very much and I am sure you all will like it too:)


Ingredients:
Channa dhal (Bengal gram / kadalai paruppu) - 1 cup
Any chopped greens (Spinach) - 2 cups
salt - 1 tsp (to taste)
chilly powder - 1 tsp
garlic(chopped) - 2 tbsp
onion (chopped) - 1/2 cup
hing - pinch
cooking oil-250 ml. for frying

Preparation:
Soak both the dhal for 1 hour in water.
Take out a handful of soaked dhal and keep aside.(This gives a crispy texture to the vadai.)
Grind dal to a coarse finish without water.
Add chopped spinach, salt, chilly powder, onion, hing,garlic, soaked dal and mix well.
Heat oil in a wok.
Take a small ball of the mixture (in the size of a lemon), slightly flatten in the palm of your hand then place in the hot oil . Fry 4 or 5 as per the wok size without crowding the oil. Reduce to medium heat. Deep fry on both sides to a golden brown color to mild red color. Take them out.
Keerai vadai is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve as snack with tea or coffee.
Coconut chutney makes it more delicious.

Tips:
This vada batter can be baked instead of frying to make a healthy vadai.  If baking add few tsp of oil in batter to get the crispy baked vadai.

11 comments:

ramya anand said...

Looks crispy and crunchy !

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Crispy yummy vadai...Loved the use of spinach here..Perfect for tea on rainy day...

Chitra said...

I thought of making this and u posted it.. thnx a lot for sharing .. will do it soon..

Sathya Sankar said...

This is one of my fav, vadas looks crispy and yum!

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tamilsasikitchen said...

Crispy yummy snacks ..Best combo with coffee...

Rekha said...

perfect and crispy vadai..
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Priya said...

Simply love these crispy beauties..

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

very healthy vadai...
VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

Neela Rufus said...

yummy snack :)

Jay said...

irresistable & droooooolworthy
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