Monday, August 21, 2017

Sambar Vada Recipe / Healthy Breakfast Recipes - Video Recipe

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sambar vadai recipe
Sambar Vada Recipe 

Here comes the traditional south Indian style sambar vadai recipe. Its one of the most favorite delightful breakfast dish that is popular in all restaurants. The crispy delicious vadas are soaked in piping hot sambar to make it soft and garnished with chopped onions, coriander leaves and a drizzle of ghee. This traditional south Indian dish can be served as a main course, snack or side dish. Check out this quick video recipe to try this yummy healthy sambar vada at your home!

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To make sambar

  • Toor dal - 1 cup
  • Gingely oil - 1 tbsp
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato - 2
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 1 & 1/2 tsp
  • Thick tamarind juice - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves

To make Vada

  • Urad dal - 150 g
  • Sliced onions - 1/2 cup
  • Sliced green chilli - 1 tsp
  • Grated ginger - 1 tsp
  • Hing / asafoetida pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry
  • Curry & coriander leaves


Wash and soak urad dal in 3 cups of water for 1 hour. Meanwhile lets prepare sambar.

To make sambar

  1. Wash and soak toor dal in water for 5 mins.
  2. Drain water and add it to pressure cooker.
  3. Add 3 cups of water and pressure cook until soft.
  4. Heat gingely oil and ghee in fry pan or kadai.
  5. Add mustard, cumin, split urad dal, curry leaves, green chilli and red chilli.
  6. Allow to crackle.
  7. Add sliced onions, salt and saute until light brown.
  8. Add tomatoes and cook till soft.
  9. Add turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, coriander pwd and saute.
  10. Add 1/2 cup of water and stir. Let it cook for few minutes. (you can also add any sliced vegetables of your choice in this step)
  11. Add mashed dal and combine.
  12. Adjust the thickness of sambar by adding required water.
  13. Add thick tamarind juice and combine.
  14. Add sambar pwd and allow to boil for few minutes.
  15. Turn off flame.
  16. Garnish with freshly chopped curry and coriander leaves.
  17. Flavorful delicious sambar is ready.

Lets see how to make crispy vadas:

  1. Drain water from the soaked urad dal.
  2. Add to blender.
  3. Add salt and grind to coarse paste.
  4. Add few tsps of water and grind to smooth & fluffy paste. (take care not to add more water while grinding, else the batter becomes watery)
  5. Add the smooth batter to mixing bowl.
  6. Add chopped curry and coriander leaves, sliced onions, green chilli, ginger, hing and combine.
  7. Heat oil in frypan.
  8. Wet your hands with water and take a small portion of the batter.
  9. Pat it flat and make a small dent at the centre as shown in video.
  10. Drop it carefully in hot oil.
  11. Deep fry in medium flame.
  12. Flip to other side and deep fry until the vadas are crispy and golden in both sides.
  13. Drain in kitchen tissue.
  14. Crispy delicious vadas are ready.

To make vadas spongy and soft / To prepare Sambar vada:

  1. Take 1 cup of water water in a bowl.
  2. Add the vadas and allow to soak for few minutes.
  3. Squeeze the water and add the soft vadas to serving bowl.
  4. Pour hot sambar over the vadas.
  5. Garnish with finely sliced onions, coriander leaves.
  6. Healthy delicious restaurant style sambar vada is ready.
sambar vadai recipe

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