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Jowar (Vellai Cholam) Vadam

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Vadam is a traditional South Indian papad/snack. Generally served with meals, these are often served as snacks too. This variation is made with Jowar.

Jowar or Vellai Cholam – 1 cup, skinless
Dry Red Chillies – 3
Black Peppercorns – few, coarsely powdered
Salt as per taste

1. Wash and soak the jowar for 3 hours.
2. Drain well.
3. Add red chillies, little water and salt.
4. Grind to a smooth paste.
5. Add some more water and mix to a dosa batter consistency.
6. Add the peppercorns and keep aside for 3 hours.
7. Pour a ladleful of the batter into a vadam stand and steam cook till done (about 2 minutes).
8. Remove and keep aside to dry.
9. To serve, fry in hot oil and serve as a side dish.

Tip: If you do not have a vadam stand, use a cleaned banana leaf.

Note: image is for illustration purposes only and not that of the actual recipe.
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Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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