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September 22, 2009

Vada Curry Recipe - Set Dosa Vada curry - Hotel Vadakari Recipe

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Vadacurry recipe
In Chennai hotels, Vada curry / Vadacurry is one of the most famous side dish served for idli and set dosa. It is also popular in Chettinad regions. Generally people says vadakari is made out of left over masala vada / Paruppu vadai. Though I have not tasted original vada curry in Chennai, I have tasted in Salem Saravana bhavan hotel. But Sendhil had tasted the actual Madras vadacurry in Saidapet, when he was doing his Engineering in Guindy College. So he had promised me to take there during our next visit to Chennai. But I couldn’t resist trying it in my kitchen even before tasting the original Saidapetta vadacurry. After going through some of the hotel style vada curry recipes in magazines and websites, I prepared it finally. We just loved the vada cooked in tomato masala. Making vadacurry is not so difficult as I thought. I prepared this for dinner as a side dish for idli, dosa. So I dint deep fry the vadas instead I steamed it along with idli. So its your choice of making it. As far as I know, vada curry should be thick in texture. But we always want the side dishes a bit watery & juicy .So I added little more water. Please reduce the amount of water and make it thick based on ur liking. Lets see how to make South Indian Vada curry recipe.

Vada curry recipe

 

Vada curry recipe


Vada curry recipe Vada curry recipe - Side dish for set dosa - A very popular dish from Chennai !
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Side dish for idli, dosa
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 2 Hours
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 2H15 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250 ml
For masala vada
  • Chana dal/ Kadalai paruppu – 1/2 cup
  • Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli – 2 nos (adjust)
  • Salt – as needed
  • Coriander leaves – a few (finely chopped)
For Gravy
  • Tomato - 2 – 3 nos (finely chopped )
  • Big onion – 1 –2 no (Finely chopped)
  • Chilli powder –   1 to 1.5 tsp (Adjust)
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt & water – As needed.
To temper
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch size
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Bayleaf - 1 no (optional)
  • Fennel seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Garlic flakes - 5 nos (finely chopped) Or G&G paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Mint & Coriander leaves – To garnish
METHOD

  • Wash and Soak the dal for  minimum 2 hours and grind it along with red chillies, fennel seeds & salt to a coarse paste.Then add the finely chopped coriander leaves, mix well. 
  • Pinch small sized pieces of uneven shape out of the ground vada batter and steam it for 15-20 mins by keeping in idli plates OR Deep fry the vadas. Set aside. Alternatively, you can add the leftover masala vada pieces. 
steamed vada curry
  • Heat a kadai with a tbsp of oil, add the ingredients given under “To temper “ in the same order.Saute for a minute. Then add the onions & saute till transparent.
  • Add the finely chopped tomatoes and saute well till it turns mushy. Add the chilly ,coriander & garam masala powders and mix well..Add water and cover cook it for 5 mins.
vada curry recipe
  • Crumble the steamed / deep fried vadas and mix it with the gravy and allow it to boil for sometime till gravy thickens. Add water if necessary.
vada curry recipe
  • Remove and Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with idli/ dosa topped with sesame oil.Enjoy !

Enjoy this yummy vadacurry recipe with hot idli and dosa !
Vada curry recipe




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52 comments :

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Oh wow i love this so so much..looks too tempting chitra... perfect combo with idli and dosa

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely pic chitra...Never have done this dish before...quiet a different one but looks really yummy

Chitra said...

Thanks pavithra & sushma for Ur quick comments :)

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

My friend makes this very often fo idli and passed this too me also.
Her version is a slightly different from yours.I love this .Your first picture is so drooling. idli too supera irruku

Raks said...

wow,will sure try soon :) Looks mouthwatering!!! Thanks for posting!

priya said...

This looks soooo delicious with idlis..tempting pics!

chef and her kitchen said...

This is always a must order dish for me when I visit tamilnadu..lovely n yummy one..

Finla said...

I have enver had vada curry, just looking to that pic i am drooling and those idlies look reall fluffy too.

Priya Suresh said...

Such a delectable pair for hot idlis...Lovely clicks Chitra..

Parita said...

So yummy and delicious!

Unknown said...

have heard the name, but never knew how it looked like..thanks for sharing..

Unknown said...

vada curry hummmmm mouthwatering my fav. looks great nice pic.

radha said...

Unusual dish. Will give it a try. And thanks for dropping by. The site has lovely recipes. Will try them and post the results.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Looks real yum. I have never tried it...

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

I'm planning to make these will try out urs Chit..thanks for sharing pa..the whole platter looks so lip smacking

GEETHA ACHAL said...

எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்த வடகறி...

எங்கள் வீட்டிலும் இதனை அடிக்கடி செய்வோம்.

இதனை இட்லி, தோசை, சப்பத்தி,புரியுடன் சாப்பிட எனக்கு மிகவு பிடிக்கும்..

படத்தில் இட்லியுடன் கான்பித்து இப்படி ஆசையினை தூண்டிவிட்டிங்களே...நன்றி

Coin genius said...

My Favourite curry chithra. Nowadays iam steaming the paruppu vadai's in microwave. it works best.

love the colour of ur curry!

Saritha said...

This is new to me,never heard of this :)

Sharmila said...

Honestly Chitra I've never even heard of this. Sounds just great ... and the vadas are steamed!! I'll surely give this a try. :-)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

I love to have it with idly....yummy

Padma said...

Lovely curry... love this with idli/dosa... looks yummy

Madhuram said...

Vada curry is my husband's favorite dish but he keeps worrying about the fat because of deep frying it. So I bake the vadais. Now steaming it makes it healthy and simple as well. That's a neat idea. Like paruppu urundai kuzhambu but with different masala.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Tasty vadai curry Chitra...I love it very much with both idlis and dosas..this is the first dish my in-laws make for us whenever we visit them in Chennai :)

Krishnaveni said...

Vada Curry is some thing new! Looks delicious...:)

Raje said...

Never had this but looks delicious. will try soon. The pictures are awesome

Urmi said...

Vada curry looks yummy and delicious. Very beautifully presented with wonderful pictures.

Cham said...

My fav side dish for idli all the efforts are worth trying! I love mine thick!

Sanghi said...

Hey chitra dear, am getting hungry seeing your soft idlis and vada curry. Lovely large pictures, i suggest you to mark your copyright on the photos and then post. Check www.picnik.com for marking photos..!:)

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Hi Chitra, nice vada curry my father in laws fav will try out soon...i like your kitchen clinic.. you have a nice blog..

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Looks mouthwatering... Looks lovely with idlis.

Chitra said...

thanks friends for ur lovely comments..Thanks sanghi, will do it for sure :)

Ashwini said...

vada curry is my fav.. i made it long time ago... looks yummy gal...

Shri said...

Oh!Wow!This is totally new to me!It looks scrumptious, Chitra!

my kitchen said...

It's my Favorite one,Looks mouthwatering.

s said...

looks too good..

Ambika said...

Hi Chitra, Thanks for visiting my blog. The Vada curry and idly look absolutely delicious!! Its been soooo long since I ate vada curry, now I have to try your recipe, thanks!!!

Yasmeen said...

love the idea:)

Urmi said...

Please accept your award from my blog.

Varsha Vipins said...

yuummm.. nice one chithra..back at home we make vada's with urad dal..this is a new type with chana n toor or is it jut for this curry..?..

Jyoti V said...

Vada curry looks so tempting ..
please do collect your awards from my blog dear :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Idly and madras vadakai, love it. Picture looks great.

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Hii Chitra..

Thanks 4 visiting my blog and ur nice comment..I heard about Vada curry,never taste it..This looks very yummy..will make one day:)

Aruna Manikandan said...

Hi Chitra,
Thanks for visiting my blog and for ur comment.
U HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BLOG WITH WONDERFUL PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Unknown said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment,U too have cute space with wonderful recipes....
Vada curry looks awesome & tempting!!!nice comb with idili love it...My mom use to prepare it but I never tried it..Waan to try it soon...

Jyoti V said...

Happy Vijaydashami /Dasara to you and your family.

Ammu Madhu said...

சித்ரா கரம் மசாலா போடாம செய்தால் நன்றாக இருக்குமா?



அன்புடன்,

அம்மு.

Unknown said...

Never tried this, sounds fantastic !

Chitra said...

Thanks dearies for all ur sweet comments :)

Chitra said...

@ ammu , u can try without adding garam masala powder.. As we are adding all the spices while we saute, it will be enough flavourful .. do try and let me know :)

Shobana Vijay said...

Mouth watering da.gonna try it today

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