Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mosaru vade/ tayyir vade

South indian style dahi vada/mosaru vade/tayyir vade

Medu vada is a traditional favourite of south indians.It is almost like dahi balle but we do not add any chat masala or any kind of chutney ,it is indispensable part of the menu on festivals and puja days. Now it is  served along with lunch in any functions and marriages.I love the combination of this cool dahi vada which complements well with a full fledged spicy meal and it can be even served as an appetizer .When I generally make vada's for breakfast I prepare one extra batch to make dahi vada's which are generally savored without dahi,plain with ginger chutney.This will be a wonderful food in summer's as we do not like eating hot and spicy food in that hot weather.Even though it is deep fried,as it is soaked in dahi it will be a perfect soothing snack on those hot days.
  • 2cups urad dal
  • 1/2 litre Curd
  • 1 + 1 tsp Chopped ginger
  • 2+1 springs curry leaves
  • 1/2tsp Asafoetida /Hing
  • 3+3 Green chillies chopped
  • 2-3 tsp chopped coconut pieces
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
Cooking Directions

  1. Wash and soak black gram seeds and rice in water for 3-4 hours.
  2. Grind them smooth paste by just using 1/2 -3/4 cups of water( do not use too much of water,otherwise the vadas will become soggy and oily )
  3. Now add chopped green chillies, coconut pieces, 2 spring roughly chopped curry leaves,asafoetida and salt to taste.Mix it well and keep it aside.
  4. Meanwhile prepare curd masala.lightly crush green chillies and ginger using a tbsp of water and strain it and discard the residue
  5. Beat yogurt and add sugar, ginger - chilli water and salt to it.
  6. Now prepare tadka with oil, mustard seeds and remaining curry leaves and pour it over the curd.If the curd is too thick add some water,this helps in softening vada and helping it to absorb curd masala.
  7. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed kadai on medium heat and mean while grease your left palm(or wet your hands) and place little vada mixture and flatten it and make a hole in it and slowly transfer to the right hand and slip it to the hot oil carefully.(You can do this with right hand if you are expertized in it or you can even try patting it on a greased banana leaf or greased plastic sheet).
  8. Repeat the same process for the remaining mixture.Drop 4-5 at a time,do not drop in more or else they will stick to each other.
  9. Let them fry on medium flame until crisp and golden brown in color on both sides and drop them into the curd mixture and let it soak in it for 10 -15 mins .