Monday, March 26, 2007

Vadai Curry

Vadai curry is a popular side item for idllis and dosas in the South. It is basically a curry made from leftover vadas. Personally I like this with dosas more than idllis. Normally I follow the famous cook Mallika Badrinath's recipe. But today I did not have her cookbook as I loaned it to one of my friends. I followed my MIL's recipe and it turned out perfectly fine with less effort and less ingredients that what I used to do before. As I have already blogged the recipe for vada I'm going straight to the curry recipe.

fried vadas- 6 or 7
onion- 1/2 (big,chopped)
ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
tomatoes- 1/2(big,chopped)
chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
corriander powder- 1/2 tsp
cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
green chilli- 1 (slit)
curry leaves-few
corriander leaves- few
thin coconut milk- 1/4 cup

Break vadas into small pieces and set aside.Heat oil in kadai and fry onions and ginger garlic paste. cook till golden brown. Add tomatoes and all the masala powders and cook till oil seperates. Add enough salt and coconut milk. Pour 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Add vadas and cook the curry is semi-solid consistency.

Note: Before adding vadas , the gravy should be a little watery as the vadas will absorb all the water. If the gravy becomes thick , you can add somemore water to get it to the right consistency.


Asha said...

Looks and sounds great K! I have never tried Vada curry.I love vadas,must try.Thanks.

Kribha said...

Dear Asha,
I'm sure you'll really like it if you give a try.Once I get back my cookbook from my friend I'll post the recipe from Mallika Badrinath's book too. It tastes similar to the ones you get at restaurants.

Surya Hith said...

I am here by the comment you posted in my blog. You have a very nice blog here kribha. Are you from Andhra?I never tried vada curry before.But I heard a lot about it.Will try this one.Thanks

Kribha said...

Thanks for visiting Surya. I'm sorry. I'm not from Andhra. I'm from Pondicherry.
If you like vadas then you will definetly love this curry.

Sumitha said...

Hi Kribha!You have a very good blog with lots of good recipes!Glad I found your blog!

Kribha said...

Thanks Sumitha for visiting. Do come for more.