Monday, October 22, 2007

Perugu Vadalu

Dahi Vada


Minapa pappu or urad dal-2 cups
Green chillis-3
Cumin seeds or jeera-1 teaspoon
Curry leaves-few
Ginger-small piece (optional)
Onion-1 (optional)
Salt-1 teaspoon
Oil for deep fry

Yogurt-4 cups
Fenugreek leaves (fresh or dry)-few
Chopped green chilli-1
Chopped coriander leaves-few
Turmeric powder-a pinch (optional)
Salt to taste
Oil-1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds-1/4 teaspoon


1. Soak the urad dal over night or at least for three hours.

2. Wash the dal and grind it into paste along with the green chillies, curry leaves, cumin seeds and a little salt.

3. Do not use too much water otherwise the batter will become loose and absorb more oil.

4. Heat oil for deep fry in a kadai or wok on medium flame.

5. Apply some oil on a plastic sheet and take a lemon sized batter and pat it on the sheet into a circle.

6. Make a hole in the center and deep fry the vadas until they turn brown.

7. Dip the vadas in water and immediately put them into the yogurt.

8. Heat one spoon of oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds,chopped green chilli and dry fenugreek leaves.

9. Let them splutter and add a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. Now add this to the yogurt with vadas and mix them well.

10. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and let them soak for one hour either in the fridge or outside. Delicious perugu vadalu are ready...


Asha said...

Delicious!! I made Urad Vadas too but with Rasam yesterday!:))

Rohini's kitchen said...

Perugu vadalu looks mouthwatering..

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Vijaya....we call these aavada....naaku ivante chaala ishtam.....noru ooruthondi :-)

Bhawna said...

Hi Vijaya, Ur dahi wada platter looks yummy, Karwachauth is coming so i'm going to make it on that day.

DEEPA said...

wow!!!tasty and yummy vada's ....i love it ...

Daily Meals said...

Hi Asha! I like to have urad dal vadas with rasam.

Hi Rohini! Thanks a lot for your kind words.

Hi Sirisha! Thank you. Naaku kuda aavadalante chaala ishtam.

Hi Bhawna! Thank you. Will be waiting for your version.

Thanks Deepa! Welcome to my blog.

Menu Today said...

Hi Vijaya,
Your version looks different.Adding methi leaves is new to me.Looks fabulous!!!!!

Happy cook said...

Vada looks delicious.
You are so lucky you are making all these i hardly make them just drool on them :-((

Latha Narasimhan said...

Yummy looking vadas vijaya! They are looking nice with and without perugu!:))

Mona said...

Looks Delicious :-)

remya said...

lovely dessert!!! we call this as Thayir vada....ur vadas are in gud shape..i find it diifult to put holes in vada...whenevr i try it will cme as vada widout holes...

Daily Meals said...

Thanks MT! Next time try with methi leaves. It tastes very nice.

Hi Happy Cook! Thanks for your nice words.

Thank you Latha! I purposely arranged them to show the vada.

Thank you Mona! Welcome to my blog.

Thank you Remya! If the vada batter is loose (too watery), we can't get correct shape. And also we have to wet our hand while patting vadas and making holes.


Looks really really delicious...!!Thanx for sharing ..:)

Daily Meals said...

Hi RAK'S Kitchen! Thanks a lot.

TBC said...

oooh... dahi wadas look yummmmmmmmmmy. I seldom make fried stuff:-(

Daily Meals said...

Thank you TBC!