Vadai curry recipe- Side dish for Idli and dosa

       I don’t remember having vadai curry up to date. Making this at our homes must have been out of question because whole spices were never used in our cooking. My grandmother stills hates the nice aroma of whole spices but still cooks for us as we love anything with the masala/spices.It has become an essential part of our cooking. Anyway, when I saw the recipe of vadai curry, it sort of intrgued me. I have seen this in several sites and different methods people have used for cooking this one. I made it for idlis one day. My hubby vaguely remembers having this one in a restaurant.He loved it and said it tasted quite authentic. Its an easy one and am sure to make this again!

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Vadai curry recipe- Side dish for Idli and dosa Yum
Course main course

Cuisine
south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
For the vadais-
For the gravy/curry-
Course main course
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
For the vadais-
For the gravy/curry-
Instructions
To make the vadais-
  1. Soak the channa dal for 2 hours. Grind it along with red chillies and salt. Shape them into small discs/vadais. Deep fry them in oil till they turn golden brown.
  2. How to proceed-
  3. Heat oil in a pan.
  4. Add bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon. Add curry leaves, ginger garlic paste and fennel seeds.Saute for a minute. Add the onions . Saute till translucent.
  5. Add tomatoes. Add turmeric powder, red chilly powder and salt. Mix well. Cook till tomatoes are cooked and mashed completely.
  6. Add a glass of water.Mix well.
  7. Add the vadais. Allow it to turn soft and mix nicely with the gravy. While cooking, use a spatula to break them into pieces. Cook till it thickens.
Recipe Notes

Serve as a side dish with idlis or dosas. You can have it as it is too!! Makes a yummy snack.

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9 Comments

  1. jeyashrisuresh

    I have tastedthis but never tried at home. Nice and delicious one to pair with dosa

     
  2. Vidya Chandrahas

    Yummy curry..looks so inviting

     
  3. I made it long time back & posted in my blog. wish to try again 🙂 looks tempting 🙂

     
  4. heard a lot about it, but never tasted it! Looks like I have to make it at home to taste it :p

     
  5. look really tempting , i’m drooling

     
  6. My mouth is watering just looking at the curry!

     
  7. Sangeetha Nambi

    My H’s all time favorite !http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

     
  8. Premalatha Aravindhan

    It sleeping in my draft almost 2 years now:) loved it with dosa:)

     
  9. Priya Suresh

    Inviting myself to ur place to enjoy this wonderful vada curry.

     

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