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Vada Curry

Vada Curry

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 40

Ingredients

Serves 3

  • 1. For Vada

  • 1 cup chana dal

  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds

  • 1 Green chilli

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves

  • Few Curry leaves

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • Oil for deep frying

  • 2. For Curry

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 inch Cinnamon

  • 3 cloves

  • 1/2 tsp fennel

  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste

  • 1 medium onion finely chopped

  • 1 pinch of hing

  • 1 chilli slit

  • Few Curry leaves

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder

  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder

  • 1/ 2 tsp salt

  • 1 tomato finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

Directions

  • 01

    In a large bowl soak 1 cup chana dal for 2 hours.

  • 02

    Drain off the water and transfer to a blender.

  • 03

    Add fennel, cumin, chilli, and blend to a coarse paste without adding any water.

  • 04

    Transfer the grinded chana dal paste to a large mixing bowl.

  • 05

    Add coriander leaves, chopped Curry leaves, and salt mix well.

  • 06

    Making sure all the spices are well combined

  • 07

    Wet your hands with water and take a small ball sized chana dal paste and flatten it.

  • 08

    Deep fry in hot oil until the chana dal vada turns golden and crisp.

  • 09

    Drain off the vada into kitchen paper and cool slightly

  • 10

    Break the vada into small pieces and keep aside.

  • 11

    In a large kadai heat oil, saute 1 bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, hing, until it turns aromatic.

  • 12

    Further add chopped onion, Ginger garlic paste, chilli n Curry leaves saute well until it changes the colour.

  • 13

    Keeping the Flame on low add turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder, and salt saute well.

  • 14

    Further add 1 tomato stir till they turns soft and mushy.

  • 15

    Add 1 cup water and 1/2 cup coconut milk mix well adjusting the consistency as required.

  • 16

    Cover and boil for 2 mins,until the flavours are well combined.

  • 17

    Add in pieces of chana dal vada and mix well. cover and boil for 5 mins.

  • 18

    Adjust the consistency as required, as the curry thickens slightly once cooled.

  • 19

    Add 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

  • 20

    Finally enjoy vada Curry with dosa, idli.

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