Monday, May 1, 2017

Keerai Vadai

Keerai vadai  is a tea time snack popular in Tamil Nadu .  It tastes irresistibly delicious something which is different from the regular vadas. Keerai vadai can be prepared with any combination of dhals. To get a soft keerai vadai, use only urad dhal. For crispy vada use channa dal. I have made these vadais with urad dal, onion, spinach & fresh coriander. Spinach give flavour to these vadas and Deliciously crispy on the outside and soft flavorsome and fluffy on the inside. You can have this as evening snack with a cup of coffee/tea.

Urad dal – 1 cup
Spinach– 1 cup Finely chopped
Green chilly – 3 no finely chopped
Ginger – 1 tsp grated
Onion – 2 medium size finely chopped
Curry leaves – few
Salt- as required
Oil – To deep fry.
Coriander leaves-2tbsp finely chopped
1. Soak the urad dal in enough water for 2 hours .Drain the water from the soaked urad dal and grind it nicely to smooth batter adding approximately 4-5 tablespoons water.
2.Mean while chop the onion, green leaves, ginger and green chilly. take a vessel add the onion green chilly and leaves ,curry leaves ginger and urad dal batter adjust salt. mix well with your hand for a minute to get a homogenous batter.
3.Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel or kadai.   Wet your hand in water, take a large ball of the urad dal mixture in your hand and place it on a moistened plastic sheet.
4. Shape it into a flat vadai and make a hole in the center or else  take the required amount of batter in fingers, and shape it and make a center hole .
5. Reduce the heat to medium. Then transfer the flattened batter to your hand from the leaf/ziploc bag and drop it into the hot oil carefully.
6.Once it is slightly cooked, flip it over to the other side and cook both sides until golden brown. Serve the delicious keerai vadai with coconut chutney and Filter Coffee/Tea.