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Vada Kootu Curry

Vada Kootu Curry

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 240

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 255

Ingredients

Serves 6

  • For the Vadas : Urad dal 1/2 cups

  • Green chilly 2 nos

  • Whole pepper 5 nos

  • Salt 2 tsp

  • oil for frying 2 cups

  • For the gravy:Potato 2 nos

  • onion 1 nos

  • Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp

  • Kashmiri chilly powder 1 1/2 tsp

  • Coriander powder 2 tsp

  • Pepper powder 1/2 tsp

  • turmeric powder 1/3 tsp

  • Garam masala 3/4 tsp

  • Coconut milk thick 3/4 cups

  • Coconut milk thin 1 1/3 cups

  • For tempering:Curry leaves 5 nos

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp

  • Urud dal 1 tsp

  • Oil 2 tsp

Directions

  • 01

    To make the vada-Soak black gram for 4 hours and strain

  • 02

    Grind into a fine paste without adding water

  • 03

    Add chopped chilly, whole pepper and salt and mix well

  • 04

    Note-This is optional,it is to enhance flavor

  • 05

    You can just mix in salt and fry

  • 06

    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)

  • 07

    Try to make small ball vadas

  • 08

    Fry in batches till it is golden brown and set aside

  • 09

    To make the gravy - Heat two tbs of oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds

  • 10

    Next add one tsp urad dal and fry till golden brown

  • 11

    Fry onions, ginger and garlic, curry leaves and green chilly,till there is a nice aroma and onions are golden brown

  • 12

    Add turmeric powder,chilly powder, pepper powder, coriander and garam masala and saute for a few seconds

  • 13

    Add potatoes and thin coconut milk and cook till potatoes are done

  • 14

    Add the thick coconut milk and the fried vadas and simmer for two minutes in low flame

  • 15

    Garnish with coriander leaves

  • 16

    Serve with rice as a side dish for sadhya

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