This is very simple and basic recipe, I have made it quite a few times when I had guests at home. But never posted and had long time due to post this. I wanted to garnish with kara boondi, so it too so long for me to both make this south Indian curd vada and have the kara boondi in stock. I do not order curd vadai at restaurants as once I had bad experience eating sourest curd vadai. So after that never thought of eating at restaurants, but many times made it at home. Once my uncle got this when he came home last year when we went to chennai. It was very delicious when I tasted one. It was not sour and the curd was smooth and rich. Don’t know from where he got. After that I am making only now and today had one heartily . So when you want to make curd vadai at home, make sure you use fresh not sour curd for best results. I have posted north Indian version Dahi vada, I love that too, but both are different in taste, but I like both versions.
At the time of serving, garnish with coriander leaves, red chilli powder and kara boondi. You can add grated carrots as well.