Thursday, January 03, 2013

Vadakari Snc challenge 4

Hello friends! Looking at the logo I am sure most of new comers would wonder what is this south vs north challenge. Well, the mastermind or the boss who started this event is Divya pramil from You too can cook and this event is monthly event where two teams that is South team and North team have to challenge each other with their regional dish. South team makes what North team challenges and vice versa. This month challenge from South team is to make vadakari and its by ramya from lemoncurry and for north team its manjula from desi fiesta as she has challenged south to make rajashthani ghevars. 

Since I am from north team  I have to make the vada kari.

So here I am with the very easy vada kari.

Ingredients for making vadas:

  • 200gms  bengal gram/chana dal
  • 1tbsp fennel seeds
  •  2-3 red chillies
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • salt to taste
  • oil as required

For curry:
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  •  2 green chillies
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • water as required

For seasonings:

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1tsp mustard seeds
  • 1tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick


Soak bengal gram for 1hour. Coarsely grind with fennel seeds, red chilli, garlic and salt. Heat oil in pan and make vadas of the gram paste. Crumble vadas to use in curry.

In another pan, heat oil for curry, add fennel seed, mustard seeds, cinnamon stick. Saute it nicely then add onions and saute more.After that add tomato and cook it well.

Add all the masalas and salt and little water as required. Let it boil once. Here I would added  crumbled vadas  just a little before serving as hot curry wud make vadas soft and crumble more. I thought my vadas vanished in the gravy. Serve it hot.

This was so easy to make and yet so yummy dish and made a nice change in regular meals in my home. Vadakari we enjoyed with pooris.  I could not get good pics for this but we loved the dish. Also since I did not have fennel seeds at home I used ajwain/carrom seeds instead and also added clove along with cinnamon stick.

Here are the pics though nothing step by step. But checking ramya site would show you step by step details.

I had some vadas still left so made the gravy again in morning to give to my son for his tiffin.. 

Well Ramya hope  I made it correctly. Over to you all for your lovely comments.


  1. WOW MEENS .........Great Job !!!
    Looks tempting :-)

  2. very yummy dear... n love the combo with poori... never tried with it...
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  3. Good job Meena. Glad that you enjoyed it.I have not tried this with poori.Must have been a great combo!

  4. Wow! Madras vadacurry looks delicious here..

  5. vadakari will be tasty with crispy dosa , this is my choice of eating aunty . well made.......... hope you enjoyed it a lot

  6. Looks delicious and would love the entire plate if offered ;)

  7. loved it and very well done enjoying ur curry with poori.

  8. Perfectly made vadacurry Meenu, too flavorful. yummy yaar, and you had it with kachori or puri? Lovely combo dear...

  9. perfect vadacurry looking tempting i am also the part of this challange and enjoy ur dishes

  10. You have made vadacurry prefectly and am drooling here.

  11. Lovely Lovely. Yummy Recipe Meena... Next time I will be the challenger.

  12. perfecto meenu anuty !!! yummy looking vadakari.. and nice combination with poori's :) tempting me to come to your place and grab some :)

  13. Perfect vadacurry, You did very well!!!

  14. wow delicious!!! you have made it soooo good!!!
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  15. Yummy Aunty! Can't wait to taste it with those awesome puri's you have next to them :)

  16. Wow....Well made Meenu, you are becoming a super woman, I really am so impressed with you people!!! u r so enthusiastic and super fast! Looks like you enjoyed the recipe :) Thanks for participating Meenu!!

  17. well done meena! delicious and perfectly made. happy new year.

  18. vadakari very well goes with dosa.
    here you served with pori nice
    well done meena

  19. Vadakari looks delicious.. I like the serving bowl too..

  20. Wow..Vadakari with poori, nice combo..I have never thought of this....Great Job

  21. Wonderful recipe. Great to see you in full stretch in cooking

  22. Superb.. :) This looks like southie Sambar..

  23. Thanks Meena and Ramya for the wonderful recipe looks tempting!

  24. Perfectly done dear. vada kari looks yummy..

  25. lovely good job done it very beautifully.


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