Friday, January 20, 2023



Here is a quick and easy vada recipe that requires no grinding. All you have to do is soak the semolina with yogurt and few other ingredients and fry the vadas. A perfect Sunday breakfast / brunch idea. This recipe comes handy when you don't have enough time to soak and grind the urad dal.

Ingredients: Semolina - 1 cup Rice flour - 1 tbsp (optional) Baking soda - 2 pinches Salt - as required Yogurt - 1 cup Chopped curry leaves - 1 tbsp Diced ginger - 1 tsp Coriander leaves - handful Finely chopped onion - 3 - 4 tbsps Finely chopped green chillies - 1 tbsp Oil - to fry the vadas

1. Transfer all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
2. Add 1 cup yogurt and 1/2 cup water. Mix everything well.
3. Rest it for 15 minutes.
4. Heat oil in a pan and fry the vadas.
5. Serve them with chutney and sambar.

This recipe is for A-Z challenge - Season 2 
Season 1 - We have completed the first season making the recipes alphabetically with ingredients with English names. ( eg. A - Apple, Artichoke, Asparagus ..)
Season 2 - We decided to make the recipes alphabetically with Hindi names. ( A - Anar, Adrak Aloo ... )
This month the Alphabet is S

Recipe List of A-Z Challenge (Season 2)

A - Adraki Aloo  (Baby Potatoes with ginger and spice powders)
B - Begun Bhaja  ( Bengali style fried Brinjals)
C - Chukandar Ke Parathe  (Stuffed Beetroot Parathas)
D - Farali Dahi Chawal ( Barnyard Millet Curd Rice / Samak ke Dahi Chawal )
E - Elaichi Cup Cakes ( Cardamom flavoured cup cakes )
F - False ke Biscuits ( Lemon Currant Cookies )
G - Gud Wale Pohe (Sweet Flattened Rice Flakes with jaggery)
H - Hare Dhaniye ki Sabzi ( Fresh Coriander stir fry )
I - Imli Gosht ( Hyderabadi style tangy Mutton Curry)
J - Jowar ke Phulke (Sorghum Flour Flatbreads)
- Karele ki Bhurji ( Diced Bitter Gourd Stir fry)
L - Lehsun Ka Achar ( Garlic Pickle)
M - Moong Dal with Sarson ka Saag ( Moong dal with Mustard Greens)
N - Neembu Gud ki Shikanji (Indian summer drink with herbs and spices)

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  1. Instant sooji vada looks super tempting, so easy and quick will surely try it soon thanks for sharing. Can we add some grated veggies?

    1. Yes, you can add if you like. In South India they add finely chopped cabbage, spinach. I have also tried adding chicken in them.

  2. These are what we call Coimbatore vadas. I guess it was because we always got it when we travelled to Coimbatore.

    1. Oh, Never knew that as I have never been to Coimbatore.


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