Vada Kootu Curry

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Vada Kootu Curry


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :4 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 4 Hr 15 Min


Serves : 6
  • 1/2 cups for the vadas : urad dal

  • 2 nos green chilly

  • 5 nos whole pepper

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 2 cups oil for frying

  • 2 nos for the gravy:potato

  • 1 nos onion

  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste

  • 1 1/2 tsp kashmiri chilly powder

  • 2 tsp coriander powder

  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder

  • 1/3 tsp turmeric powder

  • 3/4 tsp garam masala

  • 3/4 cups coconut milk thick

  • 1 1/3 cups coconut milk thin

  • 5 nos for tempering:curry leaves

  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 tsp urud dal

  • 2 tsp oil


  • To make the vada-Soak black gram for 4 hours and strain
  • Grind into a fine paste without adding water
  • Add chopped chilly, whole pepper and salt and mix well
  • Note-This is optional,it is to enhance flavor
  • You can just mix in salt and fry
  • Heat oil in a pan and take small spoon full of batter and drop little by little into the oil (or shape into tiny vadas)
  • Try to make small ball vadas
  • Fry in batches till it is golden brown and set aside
  • To make the gravy - Heat two tbs of oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds
  • Next add one tsp urad dal and fry till golden brown
  • Fry onions, ginger and garlic, curry leaves and green chilly,till there is a nice aroma and onions are golden brown
  • Add turmeric powder,chilly powder, pepper powder, coriander and garam masala and saute for a few seconds
  • Add potatoes and thin coconut milk and cook till potatoes are done
  • Add the thick coconut milk and the fried vadas and simmer for two minutes in low flame
  • Garnish with coriander leaves
  • Serve with rice as a side dish for sadhya