Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Vadai Curry

Idly with vadai curry is my favourite combo.I dont remeber having it in my childhood as my mom doesnt prepare it. During my PG hostel days, we used to have this combo as break fast every Thursday. During those days i dont miss my breakfast on Thursdays. After that i dint get a chace to taste such a vadai curry. After  i started cooking i tried to recreate that taste, but i dint get close to it. Now after many trials and errors also i couldnt get the exact taste

Paruppu Vadai- 6-7
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cardamom - 1
Clove - 1
Cinnamon - 1 inch Stick
Bay leaf - 1
Onion - 1 medium (chopped)
Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs
Tomato - 1 small
Green Chili - 2
Ginger garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Tamarind - 1 small lemon size (Soak in water and extract the juice)
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Chili Powder - 1/2 Tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Fennel Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

1.Heat oil in a kadai. Add the bay leaf, clove, cinnamon stick, cardamom. Add the cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Add the chopped onion along with the cury leaves and saute. Add the green Chili
2.When the onions become little brown here and there add ginger garlic paste.
3.When the raw smell goes off add the tomatoes along with the turmeric powder.
4.When the tomatoe get mashed up add all the spice powders and mix well. Add the tamarind juice, salt and allow it to cook for 3 min.
5.Crush the paruppu vadai s with hand and add to the kadai along with 1 1/ 2 cups of water.
6.The vadai will absorb the water , so add water accordingly.

Note: 1.U can alternatively prepare the vadai dough and make it into small dumplings and steam it in Idly maker for 10 min and add it to the gravy.


  1. Thats a new dish, very interesting and yummy...loved the curry and most of all those white hot idlis....

  2. new to me too...shd try it. the combo is great!

  3. Had this in tamilnadu but never attempted at home..looks yummy

  4. yaPreeti,its a definitely try combo.


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