Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Spinach Masala Vadai

A crispy snack for the upcoming cold evenings and also a great way to use up the left over spinach:)

Ingredients :
1 cup Channa dhal
1/4 cup Thoor dhal
1/4 cup Urad dhal
2 cloves garlic (optional)
1 inch piece Ginger
1tblsp Fennel seeds
5-6 red chillies
Handful of currry leaves chopped finely
2 cups Spinach, chopped finely
1 cup of onion chopped finely
3 green chillies finely chopped

Method:
Soak all the dhals together for about 2 hours. 
Grind them coarsely without adding water along with the fennel and red chillies.Sprinkle some water if needed.
Take the mixture in a wide bowl.Add chopped ginger, garlic onions,green chillies, curry leaves ,spinach and required amont of salt.
Mix well and make small balls out of the dough.
Heat up the oil in a deep pot, flatten the ball and slide it to the oil. 
Fry till crispy and golden brown.
You can fry 4-5 vadai at a time.


Note:
The onion must be chopped finely for the vadais to be intact, otherwise it will break up in the oil.
Take care while adding salt as spinach already has some natural saltness 
Do not use frozen spinach for this recipe.
If the dough is loose add couple of tsp's of besan flour to thicken it.


17 comments:

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

the vadai looks really crispy and yummy sumi:)

Prathibha said...

very delicious n healthy vadas..looks so so good

Roshni said...

vadai looks yummy and crispy

kitchen queen said...

tempting inviting crispy vadais

Rachana said...

The vadais look so crispy and delicious. Feel like picking one from the screen and enjoy :-)

Hari Chandana said...

Nice and tempting vadai.. beautiful picture too :)
Indian Cuisine

Priya said...

Prefect crispy beauties to enjoy with a cup of coffee for this chilled evening..

kitchen queen said...

slurrrrrrrrrrp the vadais look soooooooooooooooooo tempting inviting and crispy.

Tina said...

delicious masala vadai..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

They look delicious.

Maayeka said...

vadai looks very tempting and yummy..
nice click..

divya said...

the vadai looks really crispy and yummy

Cham said...

I haven't mixed urad and toor dal for masala vadai. This one looks perfect and crispy!
Neenga namma ourru pakkam than :)

Jay said...

toooooooooo tempting...perfect version sumi..:)
Tasty Appetite

Diptiramana.K said...

Made this vadas today...my son liked them..very yummy n healthy version of vadas...

Sumi said...

Oh Thanks Dipti, Glad he liked them.You made my day :)

gardenerat60 said...

Lovely recipes and thanks for the nice tips. Frying Aval is a good idea. The tip on adding Tuvar dal to the vadai is a useful one .

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