Thursday, July 29, 2010

Roasted Channa Dal Vadai / Pottukadalai Vadai

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Roasted Channa Dal Vadai: 
                   ( Pottukadalai Vadai )

Pottukadalai Vadai is a popular snack of South India. This crispy and tasty vadai is very easy to prepare. This is one of my favorite snack, and I started getting a liking for this crispy outside but soft inside vadai, since my school days. The secret of this awesome vadai lies in the preparation of batter. The batter should be thick and very little water to be added. This combines excellent with tomato ketchup or mint chutney.

Here is the yummy recipe …!!!

Ingredients:



·         Pottukadalai                                          - 2 cups
·         Onion                                                   - 1
·         Green chilly                                           - 1 or 2
·         Grated coconut                                     - ½ cup
·         Poppy seeds                                        - 1 tbsp
·         Cashew                                                - 5 to 6
·         Oil to fry
·         Curry and coriander leaves
·         Salt to taste     

Method:


1.     Heat a dry pan.
2.     Add fried gram and roast for 2 to 3 mins.
3.     Allow to cool and grind it to pwd.
4.     Chop onion, green chillies, curry and coriander leaves.
5.     Grate coconut to pieces, grind it to paste with poppy seeds, cashew and little water.
6.     To this paste, add fried gram pwd, chopped onion, green chillies , curry, coriander leaves, salt and mix to thick dough.
7.     Make small palm sized vadas over a polythene paper.
8.     Heat oil in a fry pan.
9.     Gently drop the vadas, 3 to 4 at a time.
10.  Turn the flame to medium and deep fry it.
11.  Turn to other side over, and fry till both sides are crispy and golden.


12.  Serve hot with mint chutney or tomato ketchup.

This  snack and  Crispy Thattai  participates  in  Sharmis event  “Lets Munch-Light tea time snacks” @ Sharmis passions


 Crispy Thattai


Also  participates in "Sweets and Savories for Diwali" hosted by Srilekha

48 comments:

  1. luks delicious and soft...vadas with fried gram is very intresting.. never thought.. thnx 4r sharing

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  2. luks delicious and soft...vadas with fried gram is very intresting.. never thought.. thnx 4r sharing

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  3. Lovely and Crispy vadas..Good one Jay !!!

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  4. Looks delicious Jay in this recipe does the channa dal need to be soaked

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  5. interesting vadai, adding poppy seeds is new to me

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  6. looks delicious and tasty..crispy yummy vadai!!!

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  7. /////Add fried gram and roast for 2 to 3 mins.
    Allow to cool and grind it to pwd./////



    ....Thats totally a new tip and a very useful one too.... Thank you very much, dear! Now, why didn't I think about it? ha,ha,ha,ha....

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  8. Pottukadalai vada looks crispy and yummy Jay.

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  9. Looks perfect with tea time..love to have those delicious vadas..

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  10. wow never heard of this method ... no need to soak , wait ....Instantly we can make this...will try it soon ..thanks a lot for sharing this ..

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  11. looks delicious and tasty..crispy yummy vadai!!!

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  12. Wow! Vadai is tempting me.. been long time!
    Well done Jay

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  13. Mmmm...another yummy snack I want to try right now!

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  14. Wow - I like the idea of using fried gram!! The vadai look great.

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  15. Thanx a bunch for stopping by kothiyavunu..u 2 have a nice blog with yummy recipes.
    vada looks crispy & yummy h
    keep rocking dea..!!!
    Hope to see ur updates with many more yummy treats..
    Cheers!!!!

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  16. this is indeed a very new recipe to me ... looks gorgeous ..

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  17. crispy n crunchy..awesome

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  18. such a tempting dish..I would finish it all in one bite.....feeling too hungry...

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  19. perfect for such a weather!

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  20. Interesting recipe again! Looks really yummy!

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  21. Vadas looks crispy, tasty, yummy and mouth watering.Wonderful presentation.

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  22. Hi Jay!! I would like to pass an award for u...come n collect it from my blog dear...

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  23. With mint chutney... sounds wonderful! Hope you're enjoying your day.
    Cheers, Kristy

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  24. Thanx for the compliments Dear Friends...:)
    Have a lovely day...!!!

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  25. Thanx a lot Torviewtoronto,

    In this recipe, channa dal need not to be soaked. Just you can roast it for
    2 to 3 mins, to get it crispy , allow to cool and grind it to coarse pwd.

    Giv a try and let me know.

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  26. Yeah Krishnaveni, poppy seeds enhances the taste & its healthy too

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  27. Hy Sadana,

    Thanx dear...so sweet of you to share the award with me...;)

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  28. Crispy vadai looks yummy, prefect evening snack..

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  29. so yummy..perfect for rainy season..

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  30. Hi Jay, just stopping in to let you know your dish looks delicious! I love anything that's crispy on the outside and soft on the inside!

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  31. Fantastic, you must be very patient to be able to make all these wonderful dishes :-)
    Have a good day

    ciao
    Alessandra

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  32. Dear Jay,
    Thanks much for visiting my blog and leaving those valuable words. Appreciate it from my heart.
    The Vadai looks delicious .... wish I could munch them with my morning tea :)

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa
    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  33. wow pittukadalai vadai....sounds new..very creative jai....love your thattais.....i just cant stop taking a bite :)


    Lavanya

    www.lavsblog.com

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  34. Your vadas look so tempting. Its so handy for that last minute snack. Thank you for sharing.

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  35. What a delicious looking meal! Yum!

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  36. super healthy vadai. I never tried with poppy seeds. Next time I will try.

    www.vijisvegkitchen.blogspot.com.

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  37. super healthy vadai. I never tried with poppy seeds. Next time I will try.

    www.vijisvegkitchen.blogspot.com.

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  38. Thattai is amazingly crispy. fantastic

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  39. Thattai is amazingly crisp. Fantastic

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  40. vadai looks fantastic, jay!

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  41. pottukadai vadai is totally new to me, very different one. the thattai looks so yummy, perfect tea time snack

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  42. I have been wanting to try both these snacks for a long time.. The platters looks delicious!

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  43. Very crispy and yummy treat. Like the pictures of the vade.

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