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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Vadagam Recipe / Vadavam Recipe / Thalippu Vengaya Vadagam Recipe / Thalippu Vadagam / Vengaya Vadavam

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Vadagam
Ingredients
Onions -2 large (700gms)
Garlic -3 full bulbs
Mustard- 2tbsp
Fenugreek seeds/Vendayam - 2tbsp
Cumin/Jeera-2tbsp
Toor dal-1tbsp
Urad dal-3tbsp
Channa dal-1tbsp
Turmeric powder-1tbsp
Curry leaves chopped -few
Salt-1/2 tbsp
Castor oil or Sesame oil- 1/4 cup
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Vadavam
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Vadagam
Method
Finely chop onion & crush the garlic.I used a food processor to chop both.
Soak urad dal in little water for 30 minutes & drain the water out.
Take a wide bowl or plate mix all the above ingredients except the oil.
Keep this mixture covered for 1 day at room temperature.
Next day dry this mixture in sun for 2 days,on the 3rd day add the oil mix it well.
Shape it into big lime size balls & dry it again in sunlight.
Dry these vadagam till its completely water free,crisp & dry,this takes around 4 to 5 days.
Store them in a container & use them for tempering while making sambar or kara kuzhambu.

Note:
a) Usually only small onions are used for making vadagam,but i have used big onions.
b) Drying is faster in loose form.
c) This is usually used in tempering when making sambar,thuvayal & kara kuzhambu.
d) Drying process can take up to 10 days or so.
e) I felt sesame oil gives nice flavour to the vadagam.
f) Some people grind the urad dal to a coarse paste & then added,this gives binding for the balls.
g) I used sesame oil in this recipe,My grandmother used Castor oil those days.
h) I got around 10 medium lime size balls for this above quantity.


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2 comments:

  1. this is completely new to me.. looks yumm..

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  2. unique n interesting recipe dear,yumm :)

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