Vada or Medhu Vada or Garelu

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Vada is mouth watering dish .It is preapared in South India for all major festivals. Vada and Dahi Vada or Perugu Vada or Thair Vada are very popular dishes for almost every occasion.

Urad dal 1 cup
Green chilli 2
Fresh ginger 1 inch small piece
Salt as needed
Oil for frying

1.Soak the urad dal in water about 3 hours.

2.Wash urad dal well and grind urad dal by adding little water in a grinder or food processer or mixie into a smooth paste.Dont add to much of water.

3. Make a paste of ginger  and green chilli.

3.Heat oil in a pan for about 5 minutes in medium flame. If you want to use less oil take a small or medium sized pan.

4.Turn the stove into medium flame after the oil is heated. Take a plastic sheet or banana leaf .Apply few drops of oil on the sheet or leaf. Now take a lemon size ball of the batter and slightly flaten it and place a hole in the centre.

5.Gently drop the flattened batter in the hot oil and deep fry till it becomes golden brown .Fry on both sides in medium flame or else the inside batter will not fully cook.

Serve hot with Ginger pickle(Allam pachadi) or Tomato pickle.


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