Sunday, December 02, 2012

Medu vada..



Hi friends!  I  won't bore you at the cost of repeating myself about the SNC  challenges each month by Divya Pramil. Click on SNC logo on side bar to know more. However, let me tell you this month challenges are for  North team Medu vada by Sherin from Kuk's Kitchen.

And for South team members is by Yours truly, Me and its Misal pav.  Hmm I am hungry now, so why make everyone wait. Lets begin.




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Ingredients:

1 cup urad dal
2 green chillies finely chopped
1 tbsp  curry leaves chopped
1 onion finely chopped (optional)
1 tsp pepper crushed
1tsp cumin seeds
a pinch of hing or asafoetida
1 tbsp chopped ginger
some coriander leaves 
salt to taste
Oil to fry
water as needed


Method:

Soak dal over night or 5-8hrs. Drain water completely and grind in batches. If needed add water 1tbsp at a time. I had soaked overnight so my dal was already very soft, and I did not need extra water. Grind to smooth paste and batter should be very thick. My mixer had a blade which I was not aware of and it did the work and I was smiling and singing oh la la.  Hha hahah. One should enjoy while making food, isn't  it?


Once the batter is ready, add rest of your ingredients minus the oil, which you need for deep fry.
Heat enough oil in kadhai  that vadas can have a nice hot swim in oil. Ok kidding. Just heat enough oil to dunk the vadas.

Now comes tricky part. I wanted to be super fast so  I just made few vadas to take pics and my first lot came out good. Rest followed suit. Since I make dahi vadas often I thought this would be easy but I did face bit of problem. Keep a cup of water handy and wet your fingers.  Take a plastic sheet and dump one ball of batter and make a hole in middle using finger and sing there is a hole in my vada  la  la la. Ain't I funny?  hahaha
I used my hands so I was able to make the vadas in my palm only for the first lot and for second lot I used plastic sheet.
Slowly pick up and slide the vadas in hot oil and fry them till they are golden brown on both sides. Fry in medium heat.

Take them out of kadhai and drain excess oil on tissue paper or kitchen paper.

Serve hot with coconut chutney or sambhar.  I used coconut chutney and would share how I made the chutney in different post later.

Lots of tips on Sherin's post which tell you what you should and should not do. Forgive me I am too lazy to copy the whole thing again. Head over to her place to read her tips. So here my challenge is done. Over to you for lovely feedback.

Ah forgot to mention. Here is step by step pics  of what I did and sorry could not take pics of shaping vada as my both hands were tied up in batter.


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  Linking this to Sherin's 
Medu vadas.




My South team friends, do not forget to link your misal pav entries HERE

Special thanks to Divya for successfully conducting the SNC event and thanks to her we all have bonded like best buddies and learnt a lot from each other along with our normal chats.


47 comments:

  1. you made perfect batter and vada aunty

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  2. Awesome I must say Meenu :) What a perfection and u have earned points for your team too :) Great :) Am so glad that it has come out so well..Just now checked mail and came rushing to check :) Hats off to your effort Meenu :)
    MAnga Meen Kulambu / Raw Mango Fish Curry

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    1. yup yup for once i got easy challenge and wanted to be the first hehe

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  3. Wow! perfect vada..Meena I too completed your challenge,check dear.

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    1. yes asiya we both did same time

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  4. Perfect Meena!!Love it with chuntney and you can alos served this soaked in sambar.Yum!Hats off to your enthusiasm :)

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    1. Thanks Pj this challenge atleast i had no complaints. next time i wud try with sambhar

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  5. superb sis.wel done.yummy and my favorite.all the best.

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  6. Aunty!!! Lovely!! awesome!!! Perfect vadas!!! Even experienced can't make whole in vada!!! You made it!!! Love you!!!! My hugs to you aunty!!!

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    1. hugs yasho.. ya i think with plastic sheet cud do it even better

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  7. Perfect..:) Looks really lovely..:)

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  8. Looks superb and very well done :) so happy that it turned out great for you Meena ji... yum they look and you always give good explanations...

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    1. hehe thanks priya R yeh it turned out too good and i enjoyed making them. thts why my explanations came out like that

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  9. wow meenu anuty you so very quick :) medu vadas looks perfect and i can see tat you enjoyed a lot while making them :) very nice explanation :)

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    1. yup manju i enjoyed i m goin to make them again in few weeks but with sambhar

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  10. Perfect Meena aunty and you rock ! What an enthusiasm :)
    Congrats and good luck..

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  11. The batter n vadas are so perfect, well done :-)

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    1. yes thanks sangeetha
      batter had no prb for me as i was used to making dahivada so i knew it was right

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  12. Would love this for a snack today!!

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    1. thanks they came out really good

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    1. thanks tamil hoping to see ur misal pav nw

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  14. WOW Meens ........Perfectly made :-)
    Great job !!!

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    1. yes shruts this time i rushed fast hehhe

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  15. Wow Meena, the vadas looks lovely and so does the chutney! Perfect!

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  16. Vadas and chutney both are perfectly made Meena..
    Now you are making me hungry and crave for them...Brazil mei urad dal mai kahan se laaoon ???

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    1. mumbai aa jao dono mil ke bana lenge shobha

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  17. looks really light vadas !! would like to hv chutney recipe too ;)

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  18. Love this aunty!!! so delicious and so good!!! the combo is just unbeatable!!!
    Sowmya

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  19. love it with sambar and chutney :)

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  20. I think you are not finding time to reply so many comments now :D lol

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    1. oi no its nt tht at all. and u show up now.. i did nt ans all individually but yeh i need to
      i keep forgetting my reply button works here hhaa

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  21. Wow...what a perfection! Your methu vadas are lipsmacking good dear.

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  22. Wow...Perfectly done. Urad dal vada looks so crunchy and tempting....

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  23. Perfect and yummy...
    please visit and join my blog in your free time..
    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

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  24. Nicely done, would love to have some now..

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  25. well done meena....actually last week only i prepared samber vada....now i have to make medu vada for this event...

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  26. lovely click you got good shape too.

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  27. I am new to your group.This is my first challenge and I thank you for choosing misal pav to our team.I have never heard of this recipe before but it sounds very interesting and I am dying to try it out.Your medhu vada looks awesome and I hope u liked it too.

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  28. Lovely Lovely... Meena its looking so perfect... You did it well... Check Out mine dear...

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