Monday, October 04, 2010

Vada Curry / Side Dish for Idly & Dosa

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Vada Curry   ( Lentil in Spicy Curry )
Vada Curry is very special South Indian recipe. This yummy dish is often served as a side dish & tastes great with Dosai, Idly or Appam. This curry recipe is hot and spicy and form an integral part of South Indian speciality dishes
And  here is the easy to make Vada Curry recipe that is absolutely tasty and will be enjoyed by everyone in your family…:)
  • Bengal gram dal / Channa dal                - 2 cup
  • Saunf                                                   - 1 tsp
  • Red chilly                                              - 2
  • Bay leaf                                                - 1
  • Cloves                                                  - 2
  • Cinnamon                                             - 1
  • Cumin                                                   - ½ tsp
  • Onion                                                   - 2
  • Green chilly                                           - 1 or 2
  • Ginger garlic paste                                - 1 tbsp
  • Tomato                                                 - 2
  • Turmeric pwd                                        - ¼ tsp
  • Red chilly pwd                                      - ½ tbsp
  • Coriander pwd                                       - ½ tbsp
  • Oil to fry
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry & coriander leaves
To prepare Vada:
  1. Wash and soak Bengal gram dal for 2 hrs.
  2. Drain water completely and grind coarsely  with saunf, red chilly and  salt.
  3. Add little water and grind to thick coarse batter.
  4. Add finely chopped onions and mix well.
  5. Heat oil in a frying pan.
  6. Spread the batter in small portions in hot oil.
  7. Deep fry in medium flame to golden.
  1. Remove and keep aside in a tissue paper.
To Prepare Curry:
  1. Heat oil in a pan, splutter bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon and cumin seeds.
  2. Sauté chopped onions and green chillies until golden.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste, fry well till the raw smell disappears..
  4. Add mashed tomatoes and keep the heat in medium and let the tomatoes cook.
  5. Once the oil leaves the surface, add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, coriander pwd and salt.
  6. Now add 3 cups of  water and allow to boil covered for 5 mins.
  7. When the gravy thickens, add the fried vadas slightly scrambling them.
  8. Stir  well and let it simmer until the vada soaks up all the liquid from the gravy.
  9. Garnish with fresh coriander and curry leaves.
  1. Delicious , tasty Vadacurry is ready to enjoy with hot soft idli &  golden crisp dosa..:)


  1. Wow that's a tempting dish....have to try it soon...

  2. never heard of this curry before..sounds intersting!

    US Masala

  3. Mmmm, very delicious! Youe have a lovely site and wonderful recipes!

  4. Vada curry looks delicious.

  5. love your vadacurry n dosa combo..

  6. wow mouth watering curry ...drooling here

  7. I am enjoying it virtually !!!

  8. Jay your vada curry looks wonderful...I can smell it from here. Mmmmm...

  9. Ooooooh vada curry looks delicious, Jay. love it with idli.

    Aaha Oho

  10. Vada curry looks delicious.....never made this. thanks for sharing Jay

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. Completely new dish to me! Looks so delicious...really tempting me now! :D

  12. Looks perfect!

  13. Jay,
    This is quite new to me .... looks delish !!

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,

  14. i have tasted this in my friends place.looks very nice and i have to try this yet. i love to have this with rotis

  15. my fav one.....never tried at home....yummy! will try it soon!

  16. My all time favourite vada curry with hot steaming an addict to this dish..

  17. this is new to r u jaya.....i was on vaccation dear.....last photo makes me mouth watering....

  18. Dear Friends, thanx for your loving addicted too with this mouthwatering combo...:)

  19. wow Ja, vada curry !!! my childhood favourite ! dont exactly remember when i ate last......iam definitely going to make this... thanks a lot for this recipe :)

  20. எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்த காம்பினேஷன்...படங்கள் சூப்பர்ப்...

  21. Lovely Recipe...i have a surprise for you in my blog..

  22. Looks delicious and healthy with loads of protein in it.

  23. Vadas in gravy are my all time fav!!!Looks too delicious!!

  24. wow nice curry, never tried / tasted. thanks for sharing dear

  25. Jay, this is my all time favorite. But feels so lazy to try. Yours make me crave. Very nicely prepared vada curry.

  26. my all time favorite.... but always had in hotel only... never ever tried at home....

  27. yummy and delicious recipe jay.. looks perfect !!

  28. wonderful recipe Jay,... Vada curry looks yumm..

  29. That looks delicious i bet it tasted great with dosa and idly :)

  30. wooow looking sooo delicious..... tried it today and come out well... i feel the onion and tomato quantity in the recipe is lill.. i added one more onion and tomato for the same recipe....

    thank u.....


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