Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Masal Vadai Kuzhambu / Spicy Vada curry

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This recipe is my Mom’s traditional recipe and tastes excellent. The mouth watery masal vada is prepared and hot vada is dropped in kuzhambu, while its boiling. This can be taken with white steamed hot rice or as side dish for tiffin menus.
Here comes the authentic Masal Vadai Kuzhambu recipe..!!
Ingredients:
For Masal Vadai:
  • Chana dal                     - 2 cup
  • Saunf                           - ¼ tsp
  • Red chilly                      - 2 or 3
  • Onion                           - 2
  • Oil to fry
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves
For Kuzhambu:
  • Tamarind                       - small lemon sized ball
  • Oil                                - 3 tbsp
  • Mustard                        - ¼ tsp
  • Cumin                           - ½ tsp
  • Fenugreek                     - ½ tsp
  • Split urad dal                - ½ tsp
  • Onion                           - 2
  • Tomato                         - 2
  • Garlic                            - 5 pods
  • Turmeric pwd                - ¼ tsp
  • Red chilly pwd              - 1 ½ tbsp
  • Coriander pwd               - 1 tbsp
  • Grated coconut             - ¼ cup
  • Cashew                        - 4 to 5
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry and coriander leaves
Method:
To prepare Masal Vadai:
  1. Wash the dal and soak in water for 2 hrs.
  2. Drain the water completely.
  3. Grind to coarse paste, by adding saunf, red chilly and salt.
  4. Add few tbsps of water if required.
  5. Transfer to bowl, add chopped onions, curry leaves and combine.
  1. Heat oil in a fry pan.
  2. Wet your hands and take a lemon sized ball out of the batter.
  3. Pat it flat and drop gently in hot oil.
  4. 5 to 6 vadas can be fried at a time.
  5. Simmer the flame and deep fry to crisp and golden.
  6. Drain and place it in kitchen tissue.
  1. Yummy Masal Vadai is ready.
Lets see the preparation of Kuzhambu:
  1. Soak the tamarind in a cup of water for 20 mins.
  2. Extract thick tamarind juice and discard the remaining pulp.
  3. Heat oil in a deep fry pan.
  4. Add mustard, cumin, fenugreek, split urad dal, curry leaves and allow to splutter.
  5. Add chopped onion and fry to golden.
  6. Add garlic flakes and chopped tomato pieces.
  7. Fry until oil separates out.
  8. Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, coriander pwd, salt and sauté for 2 mins.
  9. Add tamarind extract, mix well.
  10. Add 2 cups of water and allow to cook for 4 to 5 mins.
  11. Simmer further for 5 more mins.
  12. Taste and adjust salt and seasonings.
  13. Grind grated coconut,cashew with little water in blender to fine smooth paste.
  14. Add this paste to kuzhambu and allow to boil for 2 to 3 mins.
  15. Keep the flame in simmer and add the deep fried masal vadai.
  16. Allow to soak for 3 to 4 mins.
  17. Remove from flame and keep it aside for 10 mins.
  18. By this time, the vada will be soaked well in kuzhambu.
  1. Now delicious masal vadai kuzhambu is ready to enjoy with steaming white rice...:)

68 comments:

  1. Looks so yummy and delicious kuzhambhu ...

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  2. Is it like the vadai curry, eaten with idlies? Looks so good.

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  3. Tasty and mouth watery kulambu...

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  4. slurrrrrrrrp! I am drooling the kuzhambu with the vadais is inviting me cordially to taste it.

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  5. I have eaten medu vada but this is something new, that is new for me, looks very, very yummy but then fried stuff is always tasty.

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  6. Thanks for such a wonderful authentic recipe! I am going to love to try this! I enjoy so many of your recipes Jay!

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  7. Vadais look so delicious. Simply loved the color of the gravy.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. What a coincidence, just today I was going to post some vadacurry, but crumbled the vadas and added to the gravy. Your version looks too delicious and very attractive.

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  9. Mouthwatering kulambu,looks super yummy.

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  10. wow looks so tempting ...gud one dear :)

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  11. I have heard of rasam vada..but this is something totally new & absolutely yummm..!!!

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  12. Looks mouthwatering..Gotta try this!!

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  13. Never tried Vadai in a gravy-like dish before!

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  14. OMG!!i love this kuzhambu ...looks soooo tempting
    Super Yummy Recipes

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  15. Thanks Jay for stopping by my blog and signing up to follow it! I now follow your wonderful blog too! I look forward to trying some of your delicious recipes.

    Linda
    www.mykindofcooking.com

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  16. Nice kuzhambu! I make this as a side dish for dosa. Will try you version too!

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  17. I so would love to eat it right away, looks so tempting :)

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  18. wow, looks perfect and so mouth watering.

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  19. tempting vadai gravy......rocking recipe

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  20. Tempting and droolworthy kuzhambu..

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  21. Masala vada kuzhambu super Jaya.

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  22. Such a yummy and delicious Kuzhambu..

    G
    http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

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  23. Are wahh, i can eat the masala vadas just by itself too :-)..Yummy yummy in my tummy...

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  24. wow very tempting and tasty
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  25. Your Kuzhambu makes me drool here... Wanted have it now with white hot rice for this weather...

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  26. loved it..bookmaking it to try!

    US Masala

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  27. Love the delicious and yummy vada.. and the mouthwatering curry :)

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  28. sounds very new and yummy . Want to taste this with hot rice

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  29. Thanx friends for sweet n lovely comments..keep in touch..:)

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  30. Hy Chitra,
    It tastes entirely different from vadacurry..! No spices ( cloves, cinnamon, cardamom) are added, as we use for vadacurry. This masal vadai kuzhambu will have an authentic tangy taste...give a try and enjoy..:)

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  31. Thanks Lyndsey for your motivating kind words..You made my day..:)

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  32. Yum is the only word to describe your curry I have bookmarked this.I have an award to share with you please accept it.

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  33. My favorite. Another award for u. Do collect it :)

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  34. More like paruppu urundai kuzhambu,looks very tempting Jay!

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  35. hey Jay, thanx for your lovely comments on my blog.
    Your vada kuzhambu looks very yummy and lipsmacking.

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  36. Fantastic. It full of such wondrous flavors, I must try it!

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  37. wow and wow looks super tempting!

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  38. wow what a delicious kuzhmbu... simply fantastic dear...

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    Regards,
    Akila

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  39. Mouth watering kulambu...bit similat to vada curry.

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  40. Award from me.Please do collect it...;)


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  41. Thanks for visiting my blog Jay! You have a wonderful blog!!

    We serve masal vadai or ambode with mor kuzhambu, vadai with puli kuzhambu sounds interesting :) Will try and let you know.

    Btw this is what I was referring to (vadai with mor kuzhambu) :

    http://www.myscrawls.com/anu-kitchen/mor-kuzhambu-paladhya-bhindi-kadhi

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  42. ahhh !
    this is so amazingly delicious looking!

    i always go out to get my fix, but now with your recipe; i will try to attempt this myself !

    thank you so much, i love your blog !

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  43. Hii Jay...How r u doing..Its been a long time !!!
    Masal Vada is superrr tempting.....

    There are 2 awards waiting for u dear...
    please collect it!!!

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  44. Parippu vada as we call it in Kerala,is my favorite. One can simply put them in to sambar,cant we?

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  45. THANKS A LOT VIDHYA, SANGEETHA, RESHMI & DIPIKA FOR AWARDING ME..:)
    WISHING YOU ALL MANY MORE SUCCESS IN BLOGGING..!

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  46. Very nice recipes! Thks for sharing!

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  47. Very inspiring food blog... I love Indian food but still not familiar with some of the cooking ingredients. Thanks for sharing it on your blog!

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  48. wow, mouthwatering kuzhambu, love it

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  51. just amazing!! never heard of kuzhambu before .. thanks for sharing
    www.kankanasaxena.net

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  52. Thanks for your inspiring feedback..it really means a lot to me..!
    keep visiting..:)

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  53. Hy Prathy,Julie,
    Thanks for the lovely awards..:))

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  54. mouthwatering....mmmm.
    lovely snaps also.

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  55. Nice blog you have. Shall try out some of the recipe especially the Indian recipe - looks so delicious.

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  56. I received awards from Reshmi of Easy Cook and according to the rules I have to share it with 15 bloggers, while sharing it with you I have drawn attention to your Badam Ka Halwa post and given a link to it.If you like you may collect the awards.

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  57. Jay, I'm learning so much more about Indian cuisine through your blog. It's so generous of you to share your
    mom's traditonal recipe for masal vadai. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Loving it.. nice presentation and pictorial.. glad to follow you

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  59. It is sweet torture to go through this yummu tutorial and find that I dont have it in hand to gobble up!

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  60. I wish I had some righty now...Delicious!

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  61. darn good,thanks for sharing this delicacy
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    http://indiaandworldcuisine.blogspot.in

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