weekend, I felt very nostalgic. After a long sunny week, yesterday we had short
pretty rain. We felt the smell of sand in the new rain. All these things took
me to those beautiful childhood days....My achachans(Uncles) used to buy hot uzhunnu vadas in those rainy
days, which took me to have a journey to those good golden days........ So this time I shared my strong wish to my
aunty. She knew it and both of us made soft Uzhunnu vada.
promise for sure that homemade Uzhunnu vada is much tastier than store bought ones.
15 to 18 Uzhunnu vadas
Parippu/ Urad Dal / Black gram dal - 2 Cups
/ small onion (Finely chopped) - 100 grams
(Finely chopped) - 1 1/2 inch
Chilly (Finely chopped) - 5 to 6 No:s
Leaves - 1 to 2 Sprigs
Salt - To taste
Oil required for frying
1. Clean the Urad Dal and soak it in a
vessel with enough water (The water level should be at least 4 inch above the urad dal) keep it
for 3 hours.
In a wet mixer grinder/grinder, grind the urad dal and if the mixer/grinder
cannot grind it well, put some droplets of cold water and grind again till a
smooth and thick paste is obtained. Make sure that the dal is properly grinded (A
thick batter is desired so try to reduce the water content as minimum as
Add finely chopped onion, ginger, green chilies, curry leaves and enough salt
to the batter and mix it well and keep
it aside for at least one hour.
Heat oil in a shallow skillet.
your palms with water or oil and take a spoon of batter on your palms and make
it into a ball with your fingers. Gently press the batter with your fingers or
a spoon and put a hole at the mid. Repeat this for each uzhunnu vada.
Now we have hot oil in the skillet. Place your palm containing batter parallel (facing)
to the skillet and slowly but carefully drop the batter into the skillet. (The
skillet should not be too much crowded with the batter)
Fry the two sides of the uzhunnu vadas till golden brown. After frying, put
each of the vadas in a kitchen tissue to absorb excess oil.
Hot Uzhunnu vadas are ready to serve......Serve it with coconut chutney.
Soaked urad dal
The batter after grinding
Chopped shallot, ginger, curry leaves, green chilly
Uzhunnu vada after frying
planned to use the uzhunnu vadas as a tea time snack. I started cooking in the
afternoon, but as soon as I finished cooking the vadas, all those were consumed
by my family members. Yz!! that is the
magic of homemade food... :-)