Tuesday, May 29, 2007


This is one of famous recipes in Tamil cuisine, which now a days became a must in marriage menus...

It goes well with Idly, dosai, appam.....

It’s very easy and can be prepared in short time itself.


Channa dhal - 1cup
Onion - 1big
Tomato- 1
Green chillies - 2
Sauf - 1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Chilli powder - 2tsp(depends on your spicy level, as we are adding green chilly too)
Garam masala- 1tsp
Curry leaves - few
Ginger. Garlic paste- 1tsp
Bay leaves - 1 big
Cloves- 4
Cinnamon-1 small piece
Mustard - few
Salt- As per Taste


First grind soaked channa dhal with ginger,garlic& little salt paste coarsely.

Try to form in to vada shape and deep fry it for few minutes (no need to fry till golden brown, you can take little early).

Once it is cool, scrambled the vada and keep aside.

Now in a pan, pour little oil. Season mustard, sauf; curry leaves, cinnamon, cloves, and cardomom.

Fry lengthwise chopped onions, finely chopped tomato, and slited chillies along with above ingredients.

Add turmeric, red chilli powder, garam masala, salt to the mixture.

Add 1cup of water, close the lid and leave for 10-12minutes in medium flame.

Once you feel all the ingredients is cooked well, start adding this scrambled vadas in the gravy...

Mix gently, keep on flame for 8-10minutes in low flame.

Finally if you wish add fresh corriander and serve.


Vcuisine said...

As you said it is a good combo. The dosa is really tempting Usha. So crisp. Viji

ushaprashanth said...

Hi usha!
yes! vadakari... i forgot about that dish till i saw your blog. It is perfect for pooris too.. instead of frying like vadais, if you fry like pakodas no need to scramble seperately. it will get dissolved soon.Its just a suggestion.

priar's, said...

Hi usha,
hmmmm.... yummy.Feel like eating it from the snap....
thanks for sharing.

Asha said...

OMG!! Usha,I am drooling girl.I have heard so much about this curry but never tried it.Looks so good with Dosa.Thanks fir the recipe and hugs too:)

USHA said...

Hi Viji,

Thanks for alot.

Hi Ushaprasanth,

Thanks for your comment and wonderful suggestions.Sure will do as you said from next time.Do visit again.

Hi Ramya,
Thanks dear...Don't worry, while your visit you can directly at my home.

Hi Ashaji,

Thanks.I was remembering you only while posting this recipe,i know that you will sure like it alot....So sweet to have your hugs..:))Try and let me know.

Anonymous said...

wonderful...channa dal is lovely...being a dal junkie...i love these kind of recipes...thanks for sharing

Jeena said...

Hi Usha I like your recipe :)

USHA said...

Hi Dilipji,

Thank.Do try and let me know.

Hi Jeena,

Thanks dear,Try,i'm sure you will like it.

DEEPA said...

nice one usha ...i have tasted this curry in hotel's , but never tried it at home ...will try it soon

swapna susarla said...

Nice to see u back.that curry looks yummy usha.
thanks for ur mail.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

O o this is a different dish...Nice one...great looking one..

Cynthia said...

A must-have on wedding menus - good to know.

I love dals.

Sia said...

u r back!!! yipppppyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.... glad to see u back and in action usha:) what can i say about vadakari...absolute delight... and that dosa u have there looks so crisp and tasty! do post ur recipe for making crispy dosas usha:)

USHA said...

Hi Deepa,

Thanks.Do try and let me know.

Hi Swapna&Sukanya,

Hi Cynthia,
Thanks.As your like dals, do give a try and sure you will like it alot.

Seema said...

Welcome back buddy. Hope you relaxed and had a nice short break. I did hear a lot about vadakari but never got to taste it. Thanx for the recipe girl. Looks yummy. I will love this with some curd rice as well.

Sia said...

where is my comment? :O :(
just wanted to tell i am glad to see u back and blogging:)

Prema Sundar said...

Same pinch Usha... I too posted it this week.. looks good. my husband's favourite vadacurry and dosai.

USHA said...

Hi Dear Sups,

Don't worry, i got your comments, but littlebit later in my mail box...
Yeah,came a delicious recipe after my break...Thanks alot for your lovely comments..Sure will post recipe for cripsy dosa too.

Hi Prema,

Just had a look at your vadakari.It looks yummy and delicious too.

Hi Seema,
Yeah a little relax in my break.You will sure like it,do try and let me know.

Sharmi said...

hey welcome back dear with a lovely vadakari. looks so good.

Richa said...

hey vadakari looks yum specially with that crisp beautiful color dosa :)

USHA said...

Hi sharmi,

Yep!thanks alot.

Hi Richa,
Thanks alot.Do visit again.

Anjali said...

Ushi interesting recipe. Let me try it out. Thanks.

The kharis look appetizing too.

Malaysian Delicacies said...

Vadakari is something new for me being indian from Malaysia.Looks very appetizing.Will try it out one of these days.

USHA said...

Hi Malaysian Delicacies,
Thanks for your lovely visit and comment too..Do try and let me know....Keep visiting.

USHA said...

Hi Anjali,

Thanks alot dear.Please do try and let me know.

Vini K said...

Hi Usha,your vada curry looks great.got to try it sometime.One of my Oriya friend's mother used to make curry from aloo bondas in a similar way.

Anonymous said...

Oh....My fav' one Usha.....I long for vadakari from since I came here...in bangalore, I used to get Poori n Vadakari on saturday breakfasts....Amaan brings it when he returns form his Quran Class....after coming to US, every saturday I blame him again for leaving B'lore....oh this should save his soul :)

USHA said...

Happy to know that this is your kind of food Ayisha...its so easy..do try and let me knwo.

USHA said...

Hi Vinik,

Nice to see you here after long time....hey do try this&sure u will like the recipe.

sri said...

Hello usha,
Yummy and mouthwatering recipe. Vadakari with idly is my one of the favourite dish. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

USHA said...

Hi Sri,

Thanks a lot.

Preethi Ram said...

Hey nice and inviting recipe dear. I really wanted to try this.

Thanks for your recipe dear.

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