Vada

Vada or vadai is a savoury snack from South India. Along with Idli and Pongal, Vadai is a traditional South Indian breakfast food. Vadas are preferably eaten freshly fried, while still hot and crunchy and is served with a variety of dips ranging from Sambar to chutney.

Vazhaipoo Vadai
Banana, Ganesh Chaturthi, Vada

Vazhaipoo Vadai

The banana plant is maybe the only one where all of its parts are put to use. Apart from the common fruit, the raw version, stem, leaves and even the flower is used in Indian cooking. Banana flower or Vazhaipoo (as it is known in Tamil) is extremely nutritious. Cleaning […]

Kanji Vada
Vada

Kanji Vada

Kanji Vada is a popular and easy to make Rajasthani dish typically made during summer and during any fasting time. This is typically served with a liquid made of a mustard seed powder, black salt, asafoetida powder, lemon juice and water. This tangy water is helpful for digestion and improving […]

Thinai Vadai
Diabetic, Vada

Thinai Vadai

A crispy, delicious and tasty vadai made with Thinai Arisi (Foxtail Millet). A variation from the usual masala vadai, this is equally tasty and easy to make. Thinai is rich in fiber, calcium, iron, potassium and carbohydrates. It is also good for those with diabetes. Ingredients: Thinai Arisi – 200 […]

Paneer Vadai
Paneer, Vada

Paneer Vadai

Paneer Vadai (or Paneer Vada) is a simple, easy to make and tasty snack for any occasion. Ingredients: Paneer – 1 cup, grated Mushrooms – 1 cup, finely chopped Green Chillies – 4 to 5, finely chopped Gram Flour – 1 1/4 tblsp Rice Flour – 1 1/4 tblsp Curry […]

Peanut Masala Vadai
Ganesh Chaturthi, Vada

Peanut Vadai (Groundnut Vadai)

Vadai (or Vada) is a popular South Indian deep fried teatime/evening snack served with a choice of chutney. They are also served as part of a meal as starter snack. This variation is made with peanuts and is tasty and easy to make. Ingredients: Peanuts – 2 cups, roasted and […]

Thayir Vadai / Curd Vadai
Banana, Vada

Vazhakkai Thayir Vadai (Raw Banana Curd Vadai)

Curd Vadai (or Thayir Vadai) is a very popular dish across South India. Typically served as a snack, they are also served as part of a meal especially during weddings or special occasions. This variation uses raw banana and is equally delicious as the original. Ingredients: Plain Curd – 1/2 […]

Spring Onion Vadai
Vada

Spring Onion Vadai

A delicious and easy to make tea time or evening snack, these vadais are made with spring onions. Best served with sauce or chutney. Ingredients: Bengal Gram Dal – 1 cup Urad Dal – 1 cup Rice Flour – 100 gms Spring Onions – 2 bunches Green Chillies – 4 […]

Sabudana Vada (Javvarisi Vadai)
Ganesh Chaturthi, Vada

Sabudana Vada (Javvarisi Vadai)

A delicious and tasty tea time snack, this vada made with Sabudana is popular during Ganesh Chaturthi too. Ingredients: Sabudana (Sago/Javvarisi) – 1 cup Potatoes – 4 Green Chillies – 3 to 4, chopped Ginger – 2 tsp, finely chopped Peanuts – 1/2 cup, coarsely chopped Coriander Leaves – handful, […]

Vadais on a Plate
Beans, Vada

Avarakkai Vadai

Vadai is a popular South Indian snack. Typically served as a starter or as an evening tiffen, they are quite delicious and comes in many variations. This one is made with broad beans. Ingredients: Bengal Gram Dal – 200 gms Avarakkai – 200 gms Onions – 100 gms Green Chillies […]

Ellu Vadai (Sesame Vada)
Vada

Ellu Vadai (Sesame Vada)

A delicious South Indian snack made during special occasions or festivals. Can also be served as a side to rice dishes. Ingredients: Raw Rice Flour – 125 gms Urad Dal Flour – 2 tblsp Black Sesame Seeds – 2 tsp Onion – 1, small, finely chopped Curry Leaves – few […]