Friday, March 16, 2012

Keerai vadai / Vada with Drumstick leaves

Split yellow peas/Mattar ki dal/ Pattaani paruppu-1 cup
Ginger- 2" piece
Garlic-2 cloves
Fennel Seeds-1 teaspoon
Green chilly-2
Onion-1 (or)Shallots-15
Drumstick leaves(washed and cleaned)~~1/2cup

Wash and soak the dal for 2 hours.
Drain the water, keep a fist full of dal aside.
Take the remaining dal with ginger-garlic-green chillies and grind it to a coarse paste (without adding water).
Chop the onion and drumstick leaves finely.

Combine the onion,fennel seeds, drumstick leaves, whole dal kept aside, enough salt with the ground dal mix everything together.

Heat Oil in a kadai. Make small balls out of the vada mixture, flatten each ball slightly with your palm, and drop carefully into the hot oil.

Fry the vadas till they become golden colour on both the sides. Take them out and drain the excess oil on a paper towel. Enjoy it with a hot cup of tea!

This post was lying in my drafts for a long time..During my last visit to India, I prepared this. As it was raining the other day, it was chill and everybody wanted to munch something..our neighbours made Bonda and we made Vada. Everybody enjoyed both the snacks with garam garam chai! :)))))


  1. Glad you posted this - this post made me smile. :) I love vadai and that too on a rainy day, it tastes even better. :)

  2. Tempting and crispy vada,craving for it now.

  3. I so miss the drumstick leaves :). Perfect tea time snack.

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  4. Vadais look simply mouthwatering and delicious. Wonderfully prepared.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. keerai irukku seythu saappidap poreen.

  6. Woww.. looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. gr8 job dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

  7. wow...yumm vadai....superb dear....

  8. very eager 2 try this.looks just will enjoy this surely....

  9. Crispy and healthy vadai. Love the flavour of drumsick leaves in it.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,

  10. I found you from Rathai's Blog comments. You have nice collections. This vada are great to eat on rainy days. love your recipes.

  11. Its been ages, I have seen this it. Beautiful display there...reminds me of my home(India).


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