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Friday, August 21, 2020

Keerai Vadai / Palak Vada /Spinach Vada /Keerai Vada



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Keerai Vadai
Ingredients
Channa dal - 1 cup
Thur dal - 2 tbsp
Rice - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Fennel seeds - 3/4 tsp
Ginger a small piece
Green chillies - 4
Chopped Amaranth leaves - 2 cups
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Hot oil - 1 tbsp
Oil to deep fry as needed


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Spinach Vada
Method
Soak the dal and rice together in water for 2 hours.
Drain out the water from the soaked dal,grind it to a coarse thick batter along with fennel seeds,ginger and green chillies.Do not add water while grinding.Put this batter into a bowl,
Add the chopped greens,salt and hot oil mix well.
Wet your palm with water,take small balls flatten it to thin disc.gently slide into the medium hot oil,
Deep fry till crisp & brown on all sides.
Remove it on a kitchen tissue to remove excess oil.
Serve it with any chutney you like.
Note:
a) Use any kind spinach / Greens for this recipe.
b) Make sure the water is well drained out from the dal before grinding.Otherwise the vadai will absorb too much oil while frying.
c) Do not add any water while grinding.Batter should be a thick coarse batter.
d) Hot oil gives crispness to your vadai.

Keerai Vadai Version - 2
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Ingredients soaked for 1 hour
Channa dal-1/2 cup
Urad dhal-1/2 cup
Red chillies-2
(Drain the water from the soaked dal,grind it to a coarse thick batter)
Other ingredients
Split urad dal-a fistful
(i used with skin,soak it for 1 hour, drain water & add it to the ground batter)
Jeera/Cumin-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Chopped spinach-1 cup
Chopped green chillies-2
Curry leaves-6
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Drain the water from the soaked dal,grind it to a coarse thick batter.Add very little water if needed while grinding.Put this batter in a bowl,add all above ingredients to the batter.
Mix it well,wet your palm with water,take small balls flatten it to thin disc,put a hole in the middle.
Gently slide into medium hot oil,deep fry till crisp & brown on all sides.
Remove it on a kitchen tissue to remove excess oil.
Serve it with any chutney you like.

Note:
a) Pick any variety keerai/greens to make this recipe.
b) If your batter goes watery add 1 or 2 tsp.of  rice flour mix & make vada.Rice flour absorbs extra water from the batter.
c) Fry the vadas in medium high heat,otherwise your vada will start drinking oil.
d) Fennel seeds/Somph can be added instead of cumin seeds.

Courtesy Shanthi.

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1 comment:

  1. very very delicious and crispy vadai :) looks yummy !!

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