Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Banana Vada

Aratikaya Vadalu


Gram dal or channa dal-2 cups
Raw plantains-2
Chopped green chilli-2
Chopped coriander leaves-1 tablespoon
Mint leaves-few
Ginger and garlic paste-1 teaspoon
One small chopped onion
Garam masala-1 teaspoon
Salt-1 teaspoon
Oil for deep fry


1. Soak the gram dal for two hours and cut and boil the plantains until they become soft.

2. Wash the dal and grind coarsely into a paste. Takeout the skin and smash the boiled pieces.

3. Make a dough by mixing mashed bananas, coarsely grinded dal, green chilli, coriander and mint leaves, salt, chopped onion, garam masala powder and ginger and garlic paste.

4. Heat oil in a frying pan and take small balls of dough and pat on a plastic sheet into circular shapes.

5. Fry them until brown and serve hot with any sauce.

My daughter enjoys having vada with sauce but the problem is with my son. How to make him taste them? Flash….. I cut a burger bun into two halves and toast it slightly. Took out the buns and arranged lettuce, purple cabbage, cherry tomatoes and cheese layers on them. Then placed the vada along with sour cream and chilli sauce. I then closed the buns and served it to my son. He had it happily and my problem was solved:)

Two in one recipe…….

Yummy veggie burger…..with banana vada…..

Note: Not all vada are suitable for the burger.

This is my entry for JFI-Banana hosted by Mandira of Ahaar.


Asha said...

Great entry, my kids eat vadas like Burgers too!:))
Looks delicious. I will post mine to morrow,just few as usual!;D

Prajusha said...

great Entry.liked ur idea of making burger with vada:)

Daily Meals said...

Hi Asha and Prajusha,

Thank you.


Happy cook said...

Yeah that is a nice way of eating vadas.
They look delicious

Bhawna said...

Thanks Vijaya For nice idea, probably i am on my way to use it with my son very soon...

Latha Narasimhan said...

Nice idea! The burger is so tempting!

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Happy Cook:)

Thanks Bhawna:) hope your son likes it too....

Thnaks Latha:)

Seena said...

Thats a great idea Vijaya..Love spicy vadas..

Rohini's kitchen said...

Like subway with vegpatti u made burger with vada. Nice idea Vijaya. Looks delicious.

Puspha said...

1st time here. Very innovative recipe.

Kumudha said...

This is a new recipe for me. Thanks for sharing!

Daily Meals said...

Yeah Rohini,the only difference is in the shape.

Hi Pushpa! Welcome to my blog:) Thank You.

Hi Kumudha! thanks for dropping by:)

mb said...

that's a great idea of putting the vada in a burger with all the trimmings, gotta try that. Thanks for this great entry for JFI! - Mandira

Daily Meals said...

Thanks Mandira!

Menu Today said...

Hi Vijaya,
I liked the idea of serving with burger bun!!! Very creative.. Thanks for sharing.

Daily Meals said...

Thanks a lot Menu Today!

remya said...

Hii,nice n cute vadas...vada in burger..nice way to eating it....

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Remya and thanks for dropping by...


Anonymous said...

nice recipe quite easy keep posting these types of recipes