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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Vazhaipoo-vadai-recipe
  I rarely make vazhaipoo vadai, most of the times I make vazhaipoo poriyal. Usually, for making vazhaipoo vadai, the mixture is ground bit smoother than we do for the masala vada, but I do grind more coarse as I like that way. You can adjust this as per your preference. But its yummy both ways and that’s really what counts right?Smug
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      If I make vadai, I only make with 3/4 th or 1/2 of the banana blossom. So out of lazinessYawn to use the vazhai poo in two halves, I most of the time make poriyal. This vadai just might be me and my hubby’s favourite though next to poriyal as it is a healthier choice.

Vazhaipoo Vadai recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 4 hrs Including soaking time    |  Cook time: 30 mins    Makes: 15

Ingredients


Vazhai poo,cleaned chopped  1 cup 
Channa dal  3/4 cup 
Urad dal  2 tblsp 
Raw rice  2 tsp 
Green or red chilli  4-5 
Fennel seeds or jeera 1 & 1/2 tsp
Onion, chopped  1/4 cup 
Asafoetida  1/8 tsp 
Coriander leaves,curry leaves,Salt  As needed 
Oil  For deep frying 

To see how to clean vazhaipoo, refer here.

Method

  1. Soak dals,rice together for 3 hours.In blender, grind chilli, jeera/fennel first and then add the dal,completely drained from water and grind coarsely. (you can do it in two batches)
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  3. Then add the chopped vazhaipoo and grind to your desired consistency.
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  5. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the chopped onion,salt,asafoetida,coriander,curry leaves.Mix well.
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  7. Heat oil in kadai and make medium sized patties/vadai in your palm. Grease your hands with water.
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  9. Drop the vadai in oil and cook in medium flame. You can fry 4-5 at a time. Fry both sides until golden and crisp or until the inside gets cooked well.
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  11. Drain to paper towel and enjoy hot. Its very flavourful even when its cooled down.
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Notes

  • Make sure u don’t add any water while grinding. the water in dal and vazhaipoo itself will be enough.
  • If you grind smooth, cook in medium flame to ensure cooking inside the vadai.

Now go forth and enjoy the tasty vadais with chutney of your choice. I like it even as such without any sidesHappy.

VAZHAIPOO-VADAI

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63 comments:

  1. perfect n healthy vadai....second pic looks superb!!! as usual lovely presentation!

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  2. Perfect wat a coincidence am making this tomm all cleaned n set.. looks too yumm n this makes me drool!!!

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  3. I never made this on my own. I Dont buy vazhaipoo here as it is bitter. i Buy from salem.I must do this for sen. Loved the second click a lot..:)

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  4. Crispy and crunchy vadais...Though I have heard a lot abt these vadais I have never tried it myself...Nice clicks

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  5. Oh the vadas looks so scrumptious..Bookmarked and will try soon

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  6. This is my fav looks super yum.....ipove enaku sapidanum pola iruku...I luv it both ways either coarse or smooth, vadai kedacha pothum :)

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  7. Woww... such a delicious and tempting snack.. Yummy :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  8. Wow! the vadai is presented beautifully. my favorite vadai. all the vadais are looking similar in shape. Nice.

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  9. wow... vazhaipoo vadai is very special than any other vada.. i just love them when my mom prepares.. the photos are amazing as always.. i love to visit ur space for ur stepwise, clear pictures..

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  10. Nice pictorial Raji. I love them very much but now-a-days don't buy it due to lack of time in cleaning them. The second click is very nice. Which photo editor do you use? Damn good editing.

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  11. Crispy crunchy vadai looks awesome..

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  12. Send me some Raks .. Perfect

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  13. Gorgeous clicks, Raji. As you said, I too prefer poriyal than vadai.

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  14. I've only heard of this one-never tasted before.looks crispy and just like parippu vada!

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  15. I heard, seen but never tasted this ...r u getting the hint? :) ..looking fab

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  16. Wow..I am tempted to fetch a vadai from the screen..Luks Nice and Crispy

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  17. Beautiful pics...vadas looks tempting and mouthwatering...nice presentation....

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  18. They look superb raji...though I never tasted this..I can say that they must b tasting fab!!
    loved ur new style of writing recipe wid d grey background..:)

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  19. Wow Raji..Never knew we could make such delicious vadas with vazhapoo. Loved the look of this page.Amazing clicks!

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  20. ரொம்ப ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கின்றது...சூப்பராக இருக்கின்றது...

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  21. Crunchy crispy interesting vada..loved it

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  22. So crispy n delcious it looks ~ perfect with garma garam chai ;)
    USMasala

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  23. Super perfect vadas! Love it. you could send this to Serve t Fried event happening at our space!!
    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  24. This is my all time fav .. unfortunately I am not getting good vazhaipoo here .. I badly miss it. I used to make Vazhaipoo every week in some form cos we love this so so much. U truly tempted me..parcel some in one night shipping :) :)

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  25. Truly tempting. It has been ages since I made this. Nice version with fantastic clicks

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  26. Healthy and tempting snack..perfect with tea

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  27. That so crispy n yummy..

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  28. that first pic is probably my favourite among all your pics, looks gorgeous!!! :) i keep planning to buy vazhapoo but never do thinking of the work required to clean it.

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  29. want to grab the plate Raks send me the plate dear

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  30. Nice and crispy vadai, my husbands fav. His mom cooks the Vazhai poo and then grinds it with dhal I follow the same procedure and never made it this way. Next time will try your version.

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  31. So crispy and delicious vadai.. looks awesome!

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  32. Perfect in shape, crisp and delicious :) Invite me home for lunch plzzz.. teriffic post :)

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  33. wish i really could grab few from my screen. Super crunch.

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  34. O my, I looove this vada Raks, my mom makes this often..U made it soo perfect, exact shape n size, just like the away I like it...:)

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  35. Love these. Never tried making anything out of the poor flower as yet. Poor thing must be dreading the thoughts racing in my head. Can u tell me how it is to be cleaned?
    Thanks.



    Do check out my event and send me your entries.

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  36. Wow gorgeous vadai, my perima makes exactly the same way. The curd rice behind the scene is so tempting to have the vadai as the side.
    http://sanscurryhouse.blogspot.com

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  38. Looks delicious....
    But I have a basic question.. what is Vazhaipoo??
    Am I being a dumbhead here :-)

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  39. vadas look delicious and clicks are tempting!....all the crunchy goodness!

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  40. Feel like munching some..super crispy vadais..

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  41. These look so tempting and awesome clicks...I just feel to grab one from pic...

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  42. wow, that is so much work and those vadai looks so good.

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  43. wow...this is my favorite vadai...and enaku 10 vadai kooda pathathu.... ;)its so much of work...yeah thats y i love when others make it ;)

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  44. Pictures are beautiful especially the first..The vadas look delicious

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  45. These look wonderful, wish I had for dinner :)

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  46. looks amazing and excellent clicks....

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  47. hai raks

    u r really rocking. Your recipe is too good and presentation of recipes like photograph, using fonts style, each and everyng is also fabulous.

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  48. Gorgeous, tempting, crispy, yummy vadai!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  49. Hi raks,

    U blog is too gud...ur presentations are very nice...

    A tip to add this recipe is if valaipoo is used raw it will drink lot of oil, to avoid this cook the valipoo for 2 min and grind it, it will not take much oil. and u can add some coconut also when grinding, it also gives a differnet flavour

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  50. We had these over last weekend.. my mom makes it with just ulundhu or just kadalai paruppu - not combined like this. Looks crispy and perfect

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  51. Raji,Vadai is Perfect! First photo is so so perfect! Love this post!

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  52. amazing...love the clicks..perfectly made vadais with a yummy twist..

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  53. Vadas look lovely. So crispy!!! And a very helpful pictorial demonstration about how to clean vazhai poo. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Sharada
    www.CinnamonNChillies.com

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  54. its one of my favourites. vadai looks yummy and tempting...

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  55. drools aplenty! really yummy -too bad vazhai poo is not freely available here :(

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  56. Busy with Aishu's Competition Raji,so in hurry bury missed this post...Vadas luks so tempting,clicks are absolutely gargeous...

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  57. so crispy and crunchy... i love them very much..

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  58. yesterday i tried this..really super..it doesn't show i m cooking first time vaazhai poo vadai..
    really enjoyed myself too..thanks for the recipe..
    keeping going..

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  59. Hey raks,
    I have tried this....came out very nicely....thank you

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  60. Try Adding 2 tablespoon of dried coriander while grinding and instead of jeera try green fennel seeds .. Expecting reply

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