Friday, April 8, 2011

AkuVada/Keerai Vadai

This is little variation to normal Masala Vada, a healthy version, just by incorporating greens in it. I usually use Thotakura/Amaranath leaves, these leaves make Vadas more crispy and tasty.

Things Needed: 1cup.Channadal/senaga pappu, 1/2''ginger piece, 2bunches greens(roughly chopped) 2bunches coriander leaves(roughly chopped) 2no.cloves 1''Cinnamon 4cloves garlic 1/2tsp.coriander seeds chillies 1no.onion(chopped) 2springs curry leaves salt to taste oil for deep frying.


  • Soak channadal for 2hrs.

  • Grind dal, all the ingredients(except chopped Amaranath leaves, coriander leaves and onions) to a coarse paste by adding very little water( 2-3tbsp), if needed.

  • Now add the ground paste to chopped greens and onions and mix well.

  • Adjust the salt if needed.

  • Make lemon sized balls with the above mixture and slightly flatten them with palms to make vadas.

  • Meanwhile heat oil in the pan, once it's hot enough make vadas and drop them in the oil, and fry them till crisp/ til you get light golden brown color.

  • Do not fry them on very high flame, the upper layer gets colored quickly and the inside part remains uncooked. Heat oil, once it's hot enough, reduce the flame and fry vadas.

7 yummies:

Dr.Sameena Prathap


Yummy and heathy vadai...:)


Saraswathi Iyer said...

Looks delicious and healthy.

San said...

Lovely n nutritious vada .

divya said...

Fantastic...irresistibly yumm..

sojo said...

thats a healthy version.... pls accept a few awards from my space...

The Weight Watcher said...

Ah! Looks so good! Sadly, i'm allergic to channadal.. Can i use toor dal instead?

Madhu said...

Lovely! I also made this for Pongal :)

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