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March 28, 2011

MIXED VEGETABLE VADA

I googled so many recipes , referred some cookbooks and finally came up with this version.Some have suggested to make this vada with gram flour &  rice flour and some recipes are with urad dal.I felt recipe with urad dal would be better.If u want to make Mixed Veg bonda, then gram flour would be the best option..

VADA COLLAGE

INGREDIENTS

For the batter :

  • White round urad dal – 1/2 cup Salt -  as needed
  • Water – 2 - 3 tbsp
  • Asafetida / hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Green chilly – 1 no

To mix :

  • Carrot – 2 nos
  • Grated Cabbage – 1/4 cup
  • Potato – 1 no ( Optional)
  • Green chilly – 1 no
  • Small onion – 10 nos
  • Curry leaves -  A few
  • Coriander leaves – A few

METHOD

  • Wash and soak urad dal for 1 hour.
  • Grind all the ingredients given under ‘ the batter’ in a mixie.
  • Chop the carrots , small onions , green chillies very finely.
  • Grate the cabbage . Mix all the veggies to the batter .Check for salt.
  • Heat the oil in a kadai and deep fry vadas in batches.
  • Serve hot !!

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NOTE

  • We dont have to worry about the shape of vadas, U’ll get a nice perfect shape.The batter mixed with vegetables would be very thick.
  • Suppose if the batter is watery , add little rice flour to get the proper shape. But this step wont be needed.

vegetable vada collage

KITCHEN CLINIC

URAD DAL :

Urad, also referred to as the urad bean, urad, urid, black gram, black lentil or white lentil (Vigna mungo) is a bean grown in southern Asia. It is largely used to make dal from the whole or split, dehusked seeds. Black gram originated in India where it has been in cultivation from ancient times and is one of the most highly prized pulses of India. It has also been introduced to other tropical areas mainly by Indian immigrants.
The bean is boiled and eaten whole or after splitting into dal; prepared like this it has an unusual mucilaginous texture. Ground into flour or paste, it is also extensively used in culinary preparation like dosa, idli, vada, and papad.
It is very nutritious and is recommended for diabetics, as are other pulses. Though very beneficial in limited quantities excessive intake causes flatulence, which some sources claim can be prevented by adding a little asafoetida, pepper and ginger in the culinary preparations. It is very popular in Punjabi cuisine of India and Pakistan where it is known as "maanh".
The product sold as "black lentil" is usually the whole urad bean or urad dal. The product sold as "white lentil" is the same lentil with the black skin removed.

HEALTH BENEFITS & NUTRITION
Black beans with a white center are sold as urad in many Indian groceries. As halved beans, they are called urad dal. Urad dal is available unhusked with its black seed coat and husked.
A one-cup of urad dal serving contains 189 calories, 13 grams of protein, 12 grams of fiber (about half a day's worth) and one gram of fat. Black gram requires only minimal soaking -- about half an hour -- before cooking, which takes another 30 to 40 minutes. In India, mung beans are the common man's meal. They're very popular and are eaten throughout India, from Kashmir to Tamilnadu in the south. Most popular South Indian dishes contain urad, e.g., Idli, Dosa, Uthappam, Vada etc.

77 comments:

  1. Wow,tempting vadai,nice variation to the usual urad vadai,will try sometime!

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  2. Never tried adding veggies in vada....looks yum...

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  3. vada looks yummmm...loved d addition of veggies in it..

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  4. Looks delish ....adding veggie is gr8 idea ....

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  5. Thank u all for the quick comments :)

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  6. Veggie vada looks soo delicious..Love to have one:-)

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  7. I have never tried this one. Mouthwatering.

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  8. Tempting vadas....love the idea of veggies in it...

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  9. interesting vada....adding all vegs,really healthy n tasty!

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  10. Crispy & delicious vadas!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  11. tempting vadai and so crispy.

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  12. A different idea of adding veggies to vada, healthy vada!!!

    Valar
    http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

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  13. That is amazing. I would like a one...or two...right now :)

    US Masala

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  14. Amazing dish..I prepare this..I add spread a bit rice flour or bread crums to the vada before frying.it gives a crispy outerlayer..

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  15. That is a lovely wada! I will try it next time!

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  16. tempting vadas and love the addition of all the veggies in that

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  17. Wow my H fav and mine too. They look crunchy and yummy.

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  18. Vadas look so tempting,never tried vadas with vegetables,sounds so yummy.

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  19. Chitra - For real - I am drooling - You are killing me posting such yummy looking vadais! Want some NOW! First class post - achieved what it was meant to -:)

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  20. Wow so tempting and irrestibale vadai..

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  21. Seriously am just drooling here, feel like having some rite now...simply inviting..

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  22. Looks delicious...mouthwatering...thanks for sharing.

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  23. Mixed vegetable vada looks awesome. nice recipe.

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  24. healthy delicious vada looks wonderful

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  25. What a nice idea to add veggies to the vada. Nice twist and a bit of healthy too! Lovely clicks.

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  26. ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கு...அம்மா அடிக்கடி இப்படி செய்வாங்க...ஆனா இங்கு என் பொன்னுக்கு வெரும் உளுத்தம்வடை தான் பிடிக்கும் என்பதால் எதுவுமே சேர்ப்பதில்லை...

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  27. I ve tasted only in restaurant! that is tempting me a lot!

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  28. Oh! that sounds really yum & looks so drool worthy...... Thanks for sharing this uniqueness.... :)

    Ash....
    (http://hastkala-oceancihope.blogspot.com/)

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  29. Vadas looks crisp...I have generally seen keerai or carrot version of this vadai. Mixed vegetable seems to be a good option too.

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  30. ho yummy and delicious and healthy vadas :) hungry :)

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  31. The vadai looks fantastic, the addition of veggies had made it look super delicious and beautiful.

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  32. nice recipe..looks so perfect n yumm!!

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  33. oh god Chitra love vada's,unfortunately I can never get it right, but order it every time we are at desi resturant

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  34. lovely recipe chitra...looks so delicious...I'll surely try them :)

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  35. These mixed veggie vadas look so crisp and delicious!

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  36. perfect tea time snack ..love it

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  37. This is such an innovative thinking.... Nice way to incorporate vegetables for the kids.....YUM!

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  38. Wow....very innovative thought..

    Healthy as well best way of including vegetables....everyone can enjoy this different receipe..

    Thanks.

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  39. Wow, perfect vadas..looks irresistible and yum..one query though..how do you get the vadas in round shape with a hole in middle? I've tried doing this couple of times but no luck with the shape like yours yet!!:)

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  40. Mmm.., Gorgeous vadas, I have used dill leaves(sabsige soppu) like this to ulundu vada, never thought of using vegetables will try next time..

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  41. Loved the addition of veges in it. Will try this out:-)

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  42. Vadai looks so gorgeous Chithra. I add cabbage only, but yours is so interesting n lovely.

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  44. Nice recipe. Looks like a perfect tea time snack. I am happy to follow you.

    Sneha

    http://inspirationalartofcooking.blogspot.com/

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  45. Looks delicious and tempting !

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  47. Ulundhu vadai is my favorite - nice twist adding veggies.

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  48. love ur vadas.. crispy..

    new to ur space.. nice blog n pictures dear..
    happy to follow u !

    do visit me when u get time
    Jabeen

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  49. Hey Chitra, that's a captivating title you have for your blog- I've enjoyed that movie and watched it a couple of times and it brings a smile to my face to see your title...:) Glad to hit upon your blog on my lazy trawl- the vadas look too delicious and irresistible, I will definitely try it! Gonna join your fan club and get back to all your recipes in leisure. Cheers!

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  51. Gorgeous crispy vadas! The pictures are awesome.

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  52. Hi
    Thanks for dropping into my site. Come often :-) These vadas are gorgeous!!! Am sure gonna try.


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  53. Hi!
    That box of information is a very good idea! good recipe too!

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  55. The vadas look great..crispy too..nice recipe !!

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  56. Wow..wht a lovely space u hv here...really mind-blowing...gorgeous pics n recipes...
    Vadas looks bful,colorful and yummy....
    Visit my space as time permits...wil drop here more often...
    Following uuuuuuuuuuu
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    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  57. vada looks very crispy aasty..would be perfect with a cup of tea or coffee....

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    thanks in advance..

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  58. delicious looking snacks looks wonderful

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  59. I made this Chitra and it turned out super - Thanks for the idea dear :)I had never used cabbage in my vadais before

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    1. Thanks a lot dear for ur feedback , iam so happy :)

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  60. first time here. I love your space. Plus the added health info you give is top notch! I should probably start doing the same too! :) After all, people love to hear how junk food is healthy! :D
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    Kavi | Edible Entertainment

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  61. Tempting vada...
    Really innovative idea I am going to try this vada recipe this weekend. If I like it I will surely post it here.

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