Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Vadakari is a traditional South Indian side dish, which is often made from the left-over vadas / masala vadas.


For vadas:
Chana dal ... 1 cup
fennel seeds / saunf ..  1 tsp
Red chillies ....... 1-2
Garlic cloves ... 2-3
Salt ... to taste

Soak dal for 2-3 hours. Grind coarsely adding all the ingredients.
Fry the vadas and set aside.

For the gravy:
Onions ... 1
Tomato ... 1
Red chilli powder .. 1/2 tsp
Garam masala ...... 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Salt ... to taste.
Coconut milk ..... 3-4 tbsps

For tempering:
Mustard seeds ... 1 tsp
Fennel seeds ...... 1 tsp
Cinnamon stick .. 1 small piece
Dry red chillies ... 1-2
Curry leaves .... 1 sprig
Asafoetida ..... a pinch

Method :
1.In a pan heat a little oil and add the tempering ingredients.
2. When they crackle, add the onion and saute until golden brown in colour.
3. Add the tomatoes, salt and spice powders. Saute until the tomatoes are cooked.
4. Add the coconut milk and give one boil.
5. When you are ready to serve, put the vada pieces and boil once.
Serve immediately.

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  1. Today my dinner is also vada curry with Appam.. Love this dish

  2. that is sooooo good!!! very tempting and very delicious... Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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  3. This sounds delicious, and full of flavour too.

    Dannii - Hungry Healthy Happy

    1. Thanks a lot for showing interest in Indian recipes Dannii

  4. This looks so tasty and delicious Perfect for brunch.


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