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November 3, 2018

Pottukadalai Murukku Recipe – Easy Murukku With Roasted Gram Flour

 Pottukadalai murukku / roasted gram flour murukku recipe is a simple, easy and instant murukku recipe that is usually prepared for Diwali and Krishna jayanthi /Gokulashtami. It comes out super crispy, crunchy with soft and melt in mouth texture. It can be prepared easily and quickly with store bought rice flour / Idiyappam flour (arisi maavu), roasted gram flour (pottukadalai maavu) and butter/ hot oil. As murukku with roasted gram flour is less flavorful when compared with urad dal ones, we can add ajwain/ Omam, red chilli powder, hing for enhanced flavors and taste. I learnt this simple murukku recipe from my neighbor Divya.  Recently I shared a picture of this murukku along with sweet boondi and mysore pak in my Instagram page too. We all loved it especially the smell of ajwain in this murukku. Usually I add cumin seeds /jeeragam or sesame seeds / ellu. I never knew ajwain can be added too. So when my neighbor shared her mom’s recipe, I tried it instantly. It was so good, soft and melted in mouth.  Raksha liked this murukku more than my Chettinad thenkuzhal as it was prepared without butter and slightly hard to bite. For variations you can skip red chilli powder to make white colored murukku. Remember pottukadalai murukku absorbs some oil when compared with urad dal murukku. Ok, lets see how to make super easy and quick pottukadalai murukku recipe with step by step pictures.

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Pottukadalai murukku recipe - Roasted gram dal murukku


Pottukadalai murukku recipe - Roasted gram dal murukku

Simple and easy pottukadalai murukku recipe with step by step pictures.



Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 12 nos.
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Store bought rice flour / arisi maavu - 1 cup
  • Roasted gram flour / Pottukadalai maavu - 1/4 cup
  • Melted butter - 1 tbsp (levelled)
  • Ajwain / Omam - 1/2 tsp
  • Black sesame seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry murukku
HOW TO MAKE MURUKKU
  1. Grind 1/4 cup pottukadalai and measure 1/4 cup powder from it.
  2. In a bowl, sieve rice flour, roasted gram flour.
  3. Add salt, red chilli powder, ajwain, sesame seeds and melted butter.
  4. Mix well to spread butter in the flour. Add required water and make a slightly sticky dough.
  5. Fill murukku press with dough and squeeze in hot oil. Deep fry both sides till bubbles cease.
  6. Remove and drain in a paper towel. Store in a box after cooling down.
  7. Stays good for 10 days.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Take 1/4 cup of pottukadalai / roasted gram flour and grind to fine powder. You will get around 1/3 cup of powder after grinding. So measure 1/4 cup of powder from it and set aside.

  • In a wide plate bowl, sieve store bought rice flour, 1/4 cup pottukadalai powder. Add salt, red chilli powder, sesame seeds, ajwain and melted butter. Mix well to spread the butter in the flour.

  • Sprinkle required water and make a smooth, slightly sticky dough. If the dough is dry, murukku gets cut while pressing. So make the dough slightly sticky so that making shapes would be easy.

  • Fill the murukku mould with the dough. Cover the remaining dough with a wet cloth to avoid drying. Take 3 holed or single holed mould. I used murukku mould with 5 holes.

  • Heat oil to deep fry. Check the oil temperature by dropping a pinch of dough. If it rises to the top immediately, heat of the oil is perfect. Now squeeze the murukku in circular motion in the oil directly OR press murukku in a greased ladle or butter paper ( I used oil wrapper). Drop in the hot oil. Do not disturb for a minute. Cook in medium flame.

  • Flip and cook both the sides till bubbles cease. No problem if there are one or two bubbles. Remove and drain in a tissue paper. Store the murukku after it cools down. Keep in an air tight box and enjoy. It stays good for 10 days. 

  • Enjoy !

Note

  • For variations, you can use 1.5 tbsp of hot oil instead of butter.
  • Do not increase the quantity of butter. Murukku may disperse in oil.
  • If dough breaks while pressing murukku, add little water to the dough and make it slightly sticky. It will help.
Try this easy, yummy, crunchy pottukadalai murukku for Diwali and enjoy !


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October 29, 2018

Chettinad Thenkuzhal Murukku Recipe - White Thenkuzhal Murukku

Chettinad thenkuzhal recipe
Chettinad style thenkuzhal murukku recipe was in my try list for years. Recently I had a 2 days trip to Karaikudi, Pillayarpatti and Kundrathur. I visited Karaikudi just to enjoy Chettinad special food. We stayed in Chidambara vilas, heritage resort and had a good time exploring places in Karaikudi. I had Chettinad special vegetarian lunch at The Bangala and enjoyed their food thoroughly. I went to the most popular Soundaram aachi snack shop and bought all the snack items worth Rs.1500. Among the snacks I tasted, I loved this Chettinad thenkuzhal and seepu seedai. I couldn’t meet Soundaram aachi but I got the recipe and details from the workers. I came to know Chettinad people use IR20  C. R Pachai arisi (Cut vellai pacharisi) for making this thenkuzhal/murukku. They add ghee and roasted urad dal powder to the processed rice flour and make this thenkuzhal. They use a 3 holed murukku mould for shaping it. I enquired them and bought the same from shops in Koppudai Nayaki amman temple street( Bazaar street) in Karaikudi. Here is collage of pictures of  IR20 raw rice, thenkuzhal murukku press, Soundaram snacks shop and their products. But I did not try Soundaram aachi's recipe instead I followed the authentic Chettinad thenkuzhal murukku recipe without butter or ghee and tried it.







I referred Solai aachi's thenkuzhal murukku maavu post for the ratio of raw rice and urad dal. Murukku came out super white in color even without using Vanaspati, butter or ghee. Generally Chettinad people make murukku maavu by grinding raw rice and roasted urad dal. They just wash the rice, dry under the shade for a day. Dry roast the urad dal till hot and grind both rice and dal in a flour mill. They store this murukku maavu and make thenkuzhal whenever needed. As we are not using butter or ghee, this murukku would be crunchy and slightly hard to bite. It doesn’t have a melt in mouth texture. You should have a strong teeth to munch this murukku😀. Its taste will remind the olden days thenkuzhal recipe which our granny's used to make without butter. To make soft murukku, you can add melted butter or ghee but the color of this murukku may change. Finally its your choice of making this murukku with or without butter. Similarly you can try the same recipe with store bought idiyappam flour but results may vary slightly.  Friends, do try this easy, yummy Chettinad thenkuzhal recipe for this Diwali and enjoy ! Lets see how to make Chettinad murukku recipe with step by step pictures.

Here is a collage of our stay at Chidambara vilas, heritage resort along with its Chettinad special breakfast.
Chidambara vilas, Karaikudi

Chettinad thenkuzhal murukku recipe

Chettinad Thenkuzhal Recipe


Chettinad Thenkuzhal Recipe

Chettinad Thenkuzhal Recipe - White murukku recipe without butter or ghee.



Cuisine: Chettinad
Category: Snacks
Serves: 15 nos.
Prep time: 180 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 185 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Raw rice / Pacharisi ( IR20 ) – 1 cup ( Maavu arisi)
  • White urad dal – 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp (Optional, I dint use)
  • Water – to knead the dough
HOW TO MAKE CHETTINAD THENKUZHAL
  1. To make Chettinad thenkuzhal murukku maavu, wash and soak raw rice in water for one hour.
  2. Drain the water completely. Spread in a white cloth. Dry under the shade for one day or two.
  3. After the rice is completely dry, grind to a fine powder. Sieve and set aside.
  4. Dry roast white, round urad dal without changing its color till hot. Powder and sieve it.
  5. Add to rice flour, salt, asafetida, melted ghee(If using) and mix well. Add the required water.
  6. Make smooth dough. Heat oil to deep fry. Press and shape the murukku. Drop in oil.
  7. Deep fry both sides till bubbles cease. Remove from oil, drain and store in a box.
  8. Chettinad thenkuzhal is ready. It stays good for a month.
CHETTINAD THENKUZHAL RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Lets prepare Chettinad thenkuzhal murukku maavu as a first step. For this, wash the maavu pacharisi (IR20 raw rice) and soak in enough water for one to 2 hours. Drain the water and spread the soaked rice in a cotton cloth under shade for one day based on the weather.  Do not dry under the sun. Rice should become completely dry. Alternately you can just roast the rice till puffy and grind the rice.
  • Chettinad thenkuzhal murukku
  • After the rice is dry, grind in a mixie to a fine powder. Sieve in a wide plate and grind the coarse ones again till smooth. Repeat until all the rice is ground finely.
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  • Dry roast white, round urad dal until hot. Roast it patiently without changing the color. Murukku doesn’t come out white if you roast the dal till golden brown in color. Keep mixing and tossing the dal. When the dal becomes hot, remove from the flame and let it cool down.
  • Chettinad thenkuzhal murukku
  • Grind to a smooth powder. Sieve and add to rice flour. Add salt, hing and melted ghee(if adding). Mix well. Then add required water and make a smooth dough. No problem if the dough is slightly sticky.

  • Fill the murukku press with the dough ( I sealed 2 holes with a cello tape inside and outside). Heat oil to deep fry. Drop a pinch of dough and check the oil temperature. Keep the flame low to medium and squeeze the murukku over the oil directly OR press the murukku in a greased ladle or a sheet as shown in the picture. Then drop in hot oil. You can put 3 to 4 murukku per batch. Cook both sides by flipping it. Cook till bubbles cease completely.
  • Chettinad thenkuzhal murukku
  • Murukku remains white in color if you fry in medium flame by tossing whenever needed. If you have used ghee in the dough, color may change slightly. Remove the murukku from the oil. Drain in a paper towel. Repeat the same in batches. Chettinad thenkuzhal is ready. Cool down the murukku and store in a box. It stays good for a month.
  • Chettinad thenkuzhal murukku
    Enjoy !

Note

  • You can wash the rice, dry under shade and grind in a mill else dry roast the rice till puffy and then grind it. Both works well.
  • Ratio of rice and urad dal is 2.5 :1. Some recipes use 3:1 too.
  • Addition of ghee or butter helps to give soft texture to the murukku but color may not be pure white.
  • If you feel the oil has become too hot, you can switch off the flame and cool down the oil. Then make the next batch.

Chettinad thenkuzhal murukku is ready to enjoy ! Try this for Diwali and share your feedback with me.

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October 26, 2018

Shakkarpara Recipe With Wheat Flour–Wheat Flour Shankarpali Recipe

shakkarpara recipe with wheat flour
Shakkarpara/ Shankarpali is a most popular North Indian style deep fried snacks recipe prepared during Diwali and Holi festivals. It is popular in Gujarat and Maharashtra. It tastes mildly sweet and is served as a teatime snack. In South India, it is known as sweet maida biscuit. It is usually added in South Indian mixture. I have already shared that recipe HERE. Traditionally shakkarpara is prepared using maida, sugar, ghee and milk or water. But today I have shared shankarpali recipe using wheat flour/ atta. I watched few YouTube video recipes and came up with this version. As I wished,  it came out really well. It was super crunchy and mildly sweet in taste. Sendhil and Raksha loved it very much. They started munching even before it cooled down completely. I was very happy that my first recipe for Diwali 2018 was a big hit with my family. There was no big difference in the ingredients and taste of maida Shakkarpara and wheat flour Shakkarpara. Only thing is the color of wheat flour shankarpali is darker than maida ones. People who are looking for snacks and sweets using wheat flour must give this a try. You will love it for sure. For healthier options, you can also use jaggery instead of sugar and bake them instead of frying in oil. Ok, lets see how to make Shakkar para with wheat flour.

Check out my sweet maida biscuits and spicy diamond cuts too.
Shankarpali with wheat flour

Shakkarpara Recipe Using wheat flour - Wheat flour shankarpali


Shakkarpara Recipe Using wheat flour - Wheat flour shankarpali

Shakkarpara Recipe Using wheat flour - Wheat flour shankarpali



Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: -
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS

1 cup = 250 ml
  • Wheat flour / Atta - 1 cup
  • Semolina / Sooji / Rava - 1 tbsp ( fine or coarse)
  • Melted ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 1/4 cup (adjust upto 1/3 cup)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry

HOW TO MAKE SHAKKARPARA

  1. To make Shakkarpara, heat sugar and water in a kadai.
  2. After the sugar is melted, switch off the flame.
  3. Add ghee, cardamom powder and set aside to cool.
  4. Add wheat flour, sooji, a pinch of salt and make a non-sticky dough.
  5. Roll to a thick chapathi and cut into squares.
  6. Heat oil to deep fry. Drop a batch of Shakkarpara and deep fry till golden in medium flame.
  7. After the bubbles cease, remove the Shakkarpara and cool down to become crunchy.
  8. Store in a box and enjoy for a week.

SHAKKARPARA WITH WHEAT FLOUR - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • In a kadai, take sugar and add water, ghee. Heat and melt the sugar. No need to bring any consistency. Switch off the flame. Add cardamom powder. Mix well.
  • Shakkarpara with wheat flour
  • Let the sugar water cool down completely. Add wheat flour, semolina / sooji, a pinch of salt and mix well.
  • Shakkarpara with wheat flour
  • Knead to a smooth, non sticky dough. Roll into thick 1 inch chapathi and trim the cracked edges. Cut into small squares using a knife or a pizza cutter.

  • Finish the entire dough by making shapes. Collect them in a bowl.
  • Shakkarpara with wheat flour
  • Heat oil to deep fry. Drop a pinch of dough. If it rises to the top immediately, oil temperature is correct.  Fry the Shakkarpara in batches in low to medium flame till bubbles cease completely. As soon as you put the shakkarpara in oil, do not disturb it for a minute. It will break it you touch it now. Let it cook in low flame. Then flip and toss it gently. Toss it whenever needed for uniform color.
  • Shakkarpara with wheat flour
  • Color of wheat flour shankarpali would be darker than maida ones. So do not panic. Try to cook in low flame patiently by tossing it regularly. It helps to get nice golden color as shown in the pictures. But remember to remove them only after the bubbles cease. Remove them in a tissue paper. It tastes soft when hot. But it becomes crunchy once it cools down completely.
  • Deep fry all the Shakkarpara in batches. Cool down and store in a box. It stays good for one week to 10 days. Enjoy !

Note

  • You can add sugar and water up to 1/3 cup based on the quality of wheat flour because some flour takes more water while kneading the dough.
  • Deep fry shakkarpara only in low to medium flame else the outer layer darkens soon without cooking inside. So the next day it will become soggy and soft.
  • Similarly deep fry all the batches properly. Even if one batch is not fried well, it will spoil the entire sweet. So please fry them patiently.

Try this yummy shakkarpara with wheat flour, you will love it !
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August 31, 2018

Thattai Murukku Recipe – Thattai Recipe - Thattu Vadai Recipe

Thattai recipe

Thattai @ thattu vadai @ thattai murukku @ elladai @ nippattu  @ chekkalu ( ppaahh, so many names 😃) is one of my most favorite South Indian snacks recipe. Usually thattai is prepared with rice flour, urad dal flour, butter or oil. But nowadays in many snack shops, thattu vadai is prepared using maida/ all purpose flour, pottukadalai maavu (fried gram dal flour), vanaspathi and cooking soda to make it white, crispy and melt in mouth. But I followed a traditional Tamil style thattai recipe from one of my old cookbooks. It comes out golden brown in color and tastes crispy, slightly hard just like the way it should be. Traditionally thattu vadai is prepared using homemade processed rice flour but today I have shared the same recipe using store bought idiyappam flour to ease the job. In my family, we don’t have the practice of making thattai for Krishna jayanthi. But many people make elladai / thattai for this festival. So I thought of sharing this easy, crispy thattu vadai recipe with you all as my Gokulashtami special recipe. Lets see how to make Tamilnadu style thattai recipe with step by step pictures.  

Check out my other Gokulashtami recipes in THIS LINK.

thattai murukku

Thattai recipe / Thattu vadai Recipe


Thattai recipe / Thattu vadai Recipe

How to make thattai / thattu vadai with store bought rice flour, urad dal flour and butter



Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 25 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes



INGREDIENTS

1 cup = 250ml
  • Idiyappam flour - 1 cup
  • Roasted urad dal flour - 3 tsp / 1 tbsp
  • Melted butter - 1 tbsp
  • Soaked chana dal or fried gram dal/ pottukadalai - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Asafetida / Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Black sesame seeds - 1 tsp
  • Chopped curry leaves - 2 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cooking oil -  to deep fry

HOW TO MAKE THATTAI

  1. In a wide bowl, mix all the ingredients, butter.
  2. Mix well. Add water gradually and make a smooth dough.
  3. Take a big gooseberry sized ball. Pat in a greased zip lock cover.
  4. Prick with a toothpick. Arrange the thattai in a cloth and rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Deep fry both sides till bubbles cease. Remove and drain in a tissue paper.
  6. Store in a box after it cools down. Stays crispy for one to 2 weeks.

THATTAI MURUKKU RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash and soak 1 tbsp chana dal in required water for an hour. In a wide bowl, take the rice flour, roasted urad dal flour, salt, sesame seeds, hing, chopped curry leaves, soaked & drained chana dal or fried gram dal.

  • Add melted butter and mix well. Make sure butter is mixed well with the flour.

  • Add water gradually and make a smooth, non- sticky dough.  Make big gooseberry sized balls and keep it covered with a wet cloth till use.
  • thattai recipe  thattai recipe

    • Take 2 zip lock covers or any thick sheets. Grease with oil and place a dough ball over one sheet. Cover with another sheet. Take a small bowl and press the dough to make a flat and thin circle. To make crispy thattai, pat it thin. You can cut the thattai into perfect round shapes with the bowl if you like.
    • thattai recipe
    • Shape all the balls into thin circles.  Carefully remove the thattai. If the thattai breaks while patting or removing it, dough is dry. So sprinkle little water to the dough and then make shapes. Remove the thattai from Zip lock cover and arrange them in a cotton cloth to absorb extra moisture. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
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    • Heat oil to deep fry. Drop a pinch of dough into hot oil. If it rises to the top immediately, oil temperature is right. Now keep the flame medium and drop the thattai. Cook both the sides till bubbles cease and becomes golden brown. Drain in a tissue and store in an air tight box after it cools down.Stays good for 2 weeks !thattai recipe

    Note

    • Prick the thattai with a fork without fail. It prevents the thattai from puffing up.
    • Oil temperature should be perfect. If the oil is too hot, thattai becomes golden brown without cooking properly.
    • Cook slowly in medium flame. Remove the thattai only after the bubbles cease completely else it will become chewy.
    • Pat it thin and even else it won’t cook perfect.
    • To make crispy thattu vadai, pat it thin.


    Try this crunchy thattai murukku and enjoy !
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    August 21, 2018

    Garelu Recipe – Crispy Minapa Garelu Recipe - Vada Recipe in Mixie

    Garelu


    Medu vada / urad dal vada i.e Minapa garelu in Telugu is a popular breakfast and teatime snack recipe all over India. As Varalakshmi viratham is fast approaching, I thought of sharing this Andhra style garelu which is a must to do recipe for Varalakshmi pooja prasad/ neivedyam. My neighbors from Andhra taught me how to make this easy, perfectly crispy minapa vada batter in mixie. I also referred my mixie vada recipe and Mrudula’s cookbook Youtube video for more tips and tricks to make crispy, spongy vada just like hotel ones. Basically urad dal vada is prepared by adding onions  But if we are making for festival and pooja, we should prepare vada without onion. In that case, you can make plain vada or with pepper. In Andhra, people make it plain without any toppings for Varalakshmi pooja. So I have shared the same in pictures. I have also shared an easy method for shaping vada for beginners. Please refer the video for more details.  As we are grinding the vada batter in mixie, there are certain points to remember to make it perfect. I have listed the tips and tricks below. Please go through the points before you start with this recipe. For grinding more quantity, grind the batter using grinder. Mixie works for small quantity. Ok, Lets see how to make medu vada in mixie with step by step pictures and video.

    Check out my Vada recipe using grinder, Pepper vada, Cabbage vada, Mixed vegetable vada and Anjaneyar kovil vadai

    TIPS TO MAKE PERFECT, CRISPY MEDU VADA IN MIXIE

    1.Refrigerate the dal while soaking. Soak for 3 to 4 hours.
    2.Use ice cold water(dal soaked water) for grinding.
    3.Do not add salt while grinding dal.
    4.Beat the batter after adding rice flour.
    5.Batter should be fluffy and smooth.
    6.Refrigerate the batter till use.
    7.Add salt and toppings (onion, pepper) only before frying vada.
    8.Always grease your hands in water for shaping vada.


    minapa garelu recipe

    Minapa Garelu Recipe - Crispy Medu Vada Batter in Mixie


    Minapa Garelu Recipe - Crispy Medu Vada Batter  in Mixie

    Learn how to make Andhra style minapa garelu recipe / Urad dal vada with step by step pictures.



    Cuisine: Andhra
    Category: Snacks
    Serves: 15 nos
    Prep time: 180 Minutes
    Cook time: 5 Minutes
    Total time: 185 Minutes



    INGREDIENTS

    1 cup - 250ml
    • White round urad dal - 1 cup
    • Ice water - as needed ( I used around 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp)
    • Green chilli - 1
    • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
    To add in vada batter
    • Big onion - 1 (finely chopped)
    • Curry leaves - Few (-do-)
    • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (-do-)
    • Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1/2 tsp
    • Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp (optional)
    • Hing / Asafetida - 1/4 tsp
    • Salt - as needed
    • Cooking oil - to deep fry vada

    HOW TO MAKE GARELU

    1. Wash and soak urad dal in required water for 4 hours in refrigerator.
    2. Grind to a coarse paste adding green chilli, ginger, soaked urad dal without adding water.
    3. Wipe the sides. Add 1/4 cup ice water. Grind to smooth paste.
    4. Add more water gradually to make a fine, smooth paste.
    5. Transfer the vada batter to a vessel. Add rice flour and beat the batter well for 5 minutes.
    6. Then add the toppings like onion and other ingredients. Add salt, hing. Mix well and shape vada.
    7. Heat oil and deep fry vada by cooking both sides. Remove and serve hot with coconut chutney  as side dish !

    GARELU RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

    • Wash and soak urad dal in required water in refrigerator for 4 hours. If not 4 hours, keep the dal inside the refrigerator atleast for an hour. You can also soak the dal without refrigeration and use ice water only for grinding. Ice water helps to prevent mixie jar getting heated.

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    • In a big mixer jar, take the soaked urad dal by draining all the water completely. Reserve the soaked ice water in a bowl. Add ginger and green chilli. DO NOT ADD SALT. Grind to a coarse paste without adding water. Wipe the sides of jar and grind it well.
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    • Add 1/4 cup of ice water and grind to paste. Wipe the sides and mix well. Add little more water in few tbsp and grind to a smooth buttery paste without any grits. Do not add more water while grinding. Its the most important point to make perfect vada batter.
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    • Vada batter should be thick. It should form a stiff peak when you drop the batter. It is the right consistency. Transfer the batter to a vessel.
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    • Add rice flour and beat the batter for 5 minutes using a whisk. DO NOT USE YOUR HANDS FOR BEATING THE BATTER. Batter may become watery due to the heat of your hands. Vada batter become fluffy and ight.
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    • Take some water in a bowl. Add a small piece of  Vada batter and check if it floats on top of water. If the batter settles down, you should grind it more or beat more.
    • Add some water to the mixie jar. Grind to wash the jar. Transfer the washed water to a small bowl and use it for greasing your hands while shaping vada.
    garelu recipe
    • After beating the batter,  add salt, hing, cumin seeds, Pepper corns (optional) and prepare vada if making for pooja. If you are making for breakfast or snack, add  finely chopped onion, curry leaves, coriander leaves, cumin seeds and pepper corns (optional). Add required salt and hing. Mix well and set aside.
    • Heat oil to deep fry. Drop a pinch of batter to check the heat of oil. To shape vada, take a dosa flipper and grease it with water. Grease your hands with water and take some batter. Keep it on the dosa flipper. Make a hole in the center. Invert the ladle and drop the vada in hot oil. Shake the dosa flipper slightly for the vada to drop in oil Or dip the ladle slightly in oil so that vada releases to the oil as soon as it starts to cook.
    • For method 2 to shape vada : Grease hands with water and take a small portion of batter. Make a hole the center and shape the vada, Drop in hot oil to deep fry.
    garelu recipe
    • Flip and cook both sides in medium flame till bubbles cease. Remove the vada and serve.
    • You can enjoy this crispy, hot vada with coconut chutney, sambar or make curd vada and enjoy !
    • garelu recipe

      Enjoy !

    Note

    • Do not add salt while grinding the batter.
    • Beat the batter till fluffy after adding rice flour.
    • Deep fry in medium flame for even cooking.
    • Please check the beginning of this post for more tips and tricks.
    Try this medu vada recipe easily in mixie and enjoy the festival !
    Crispy garelu recipe

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