Prep Time : 15 mins (excluding soaking time)
Recipe Category: Side Dish for idli,dosa
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
For the vada
Bengal gram /Kadalai paruppu /channa dal -1/2 cup
Chilli powder -1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Onion finely chopped – 2 tbsp
Salt as needed
Oil for frying the vadas
For the curry/ gravy
Onion – 3/4 cup (thinly sliced)
Tomato – 1 cup (finely chopped)
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Thin Coconut milk – 3/4 cup
Thick coconut milk – 1/4 cup (not very thick)
For the masala
Ginger-garlic paste – 1 1/2 tsp
Green chilli -1-2
Fennel seeds/Sombu -1/2 tsp
Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
For the seasoning
Oil – 2 tbsp
Bay leaf -1
Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp finely chopped
Mint leaves – 2-3 leaves
Grind all the ingredients given under “For the Masala” to a fine paste. This is the masala.
Soak channa dal for 2 hours. Drain the water, add salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp of the above ground masala. (this is just to give more flavor to the vada) and grind coarsely without adding water. Then mix finely chopped onions with it.
Heat oil in a kadai or pan, add bay leaf, saute for second, then add thinly sliced onions and saute until golden brown. Add a little salt to the onions to speed up the process.
Then add the ground masala paste and saute for a few more minutes.
Now we will add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder and chilli powder. Cook till tomatoes turn mushy and oil oozes out. Do all this on medium flame.
Then add thin coconut milk, needed salt and bring it to boil.
Once it starts boiling, add the vadas by breaking it into 2 pieces. Cook on low heat for a few minutes. Let the vada absorb the gravy.
Then add the thick coconut milk, boil and switch it off. Garnish with mint and coriander leaves.
Delicious Vada curry can be served with dosa, idli and parotas.
|Vada curry with dosa|
Note – Vada curry thickens as it cools. In that case you can add a little hot water to dilute it and heat it lightly.
Check out my other side dishes for idli, dosa and pongal.
Delicious and lovely vada curry. Excellent preparation.
Wow…looks yummy…..I love it with hot idilis…. 🙂
Looks so yum…makes me feel hungry…
vada kari romba nalla iruku.. appadiye idli yudan sapidanum pol iruku..
yum yum – i die for this when i am back at mom's. Bookmarked to try. why dont you try toasting vada's in paniyarakal padhu?
Looks so yummy…
Looks spicy and take us away frm the routine curries
Delicious vada curry n beautiful clicks 🙂
perfect south Indian breakfast sides…lovely presentation…
looks perfect and delicious padhu 🙂
Yum Yum…. great combo with idli or dosa
i generally boil the vadai maavu and then do this 🙂 instead of frying 🙂
Yummy curry dear…looks delicious.
Simply inviting,one of my fav curry.
love ur step by step recipe, might give this a try for tea time snack soon..
Mouth – watering recipe…
Great recipe a sure try for me..
got to your blog for the first time.. will read it through and very important remember to comment..
Tried it today..Awesome!! We just loved it!! 🙂
Awesome!! Tried it today..turned out to be perfect..we just loved it!! Thanks for the recipe!! 🙂
Though I am a North Indian I love vadacurry and your recipe is perfect and Tasty.
Tried yesterday, my hubby enjoyed it, it was awesome, Thank u
Very nice simple and looking tempting love ur recipes……
What do mean by ground masala
What is Ground masala? And how to prepare that?
Nice Padhu… I tried came out well. Thank you.
I love vadacurry very much
Woow…awesome..I have tried this!!
What is ground masala? And how to prepare it?
Grind all the ingredients mentioned under "For the masala" .That is the ground masala. Kindly read the recipe fully.
Thanks for the recipes
Excellent recipe.. Thanks a ton!! 🙂
Excellent recipe, easily explained. Thank u
Yes want to give a try once. Neatly explained.
I used to bake d grinder chana dal in a idly cooker instead of frying in oil.. My mom used to do it nd it also taste gud
Really nice recipe, tried today and it came out very well. Thank you!
I tried today..it is so delicious
Tried today.came out very tasty. Thanks for the recipe..
Devi Abirami Srinivasan
Thanks Padhuskitchen for the excellent recipe. I tried this first time for a get together party.. it came out very well and everyone loved it.. thanks again.
Hello mam can i skip the coconut milk? While preparing the curry
Coconut milk gives a nice flavor and taste to the curry. But if you want to skip, you can.
Your blog and receipies are awesome .
Today I prepared vadacurry..yummy..
Thanks for sharing this recipe.I tried this today came out well everyone loves that yummy
Tried this recipe.. came out well..thanks
Looks too yumm padhu