Saturday, July 16, 2011


Moreover being a rainy season everybody crave for some hot snack at tea time. So I decided to prepare some hot vadai for snack. Thavala vadai is Prepared from a fusion of many lentils – bengal gram, green gram and toor dal,urdhal  and rice which makes the recipe more interesting. . This protein rich nutritious snack is a unique kind of vadai in’s raining here ,all i want is cup of tea with these delicious vadas .. they looks sooo tempting .

Thurdhal - 1/2 cup
Urdhal - 1/2 Cup
Channadhal - 1/2 cup
Moong dal- 1 cup
Rice - 3/4 cup
Ginger - 1 piece
Green chillies - 3
 Cocunut Piece- 1 teaspoon
Oil - for Frying vadai
Salt - To taste
For Grinding:
Red chillies - 3
Hing - A pinch
For Seasoning:
Oil - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Curry leaves - few

1. Soak toor dhal, channa dhal and rice together in water for two hours. Soak Moong dhal and urad dhal separately in water for the same two hours. Wash all the pulses in water.
2. Grind toor dhal, channa dhal and rice along with red chilles hing and salt coarsely together in a mixer.
3. Grind urad dhal in mixer finally add Moong dhal to the batter and grind for one sec.
4. The dough should not be soft. Finely chop the ginger and green chillies.
5. In the pan, pour the oil and add the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begin to sputter and add the chopped ginger and green chillies and curry leaves and fry for a while and add these to the dough along with coconut piece.

6. Heat the oil in the pan and test the oil by adding a pinch of dough and when the dough rises up immediately then the oil is ready.
7. Make small patties of the dough and drop it into the oil and fry Turn it till it becomes golden brown and become crisp..
8. This delicacy is famous vada is crispy and tasty and packed with proteins. Serve it hot with chutney.
Having hot vadai/wada with hot tea or cofee in rain is great fun! Enjoy!!


Prathima Rao said...

YESS!! Its the season for pakoras, vadas, fritters or anything spicy & crispy!! This thavala vada too makes a perfect treat for a rainy day!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Nithya said...

Apt for such rainy days :)

Vidhya said...

love it.. feel like grabbing some :)

Tina said...

perfect snack...

Priya Sreeram said...

perfect for the monsoons with a cutting chai !

Unknown said...

thavala vadais look super tempting and yummy - ages since I had these kind of vadais