South Indian Delicacy Medu Vada


Medu Vada/ Ulundu Vadai is a very popular south Indian snack. These are doughnut shape fritters which are made from urad daal.

Although medu vada especially served for breakfast but you can make it anytime as per your choice. Medu vada is a simple recipe to prepare from urad daal but challenging task is to getting the right shape, and for this the thing which is going to help is practice and after making 2 or 3 vadas you feel satisfied with vada shapes. Its not that complicated but yes it is not so easy recipe as well if you trying it in quick time. But i bet that you will realize the taste worth equal to your efforts. Basically medu vada is served with coconut chutney and sambhar but you can have it with your favorite chatni or sauce… So lets prepare it.

Ingredient

250 grams urad daal (split black lentils)
2 green chillies
1inch ginger piece (grated)
Pinch of asafoetida
Salt to taste
12 to 15 curry leaves
Oil for deep frying

Instructions

1. To prepare medu vada, first we need to wash and soak the urad dal for 5 to 6 hours or overnight.

2. Now drain the excess water from the daal and grind it along with curry leaves, green chillies and ginger to a smooth batter.

3. Add salt and asafoetida in it and mix well.(meanwhile heat the oil in a kadai or pan for frying the medu vada).

4. Now apply water on your both palm and take a spoonful batter in your hands.

5. Roll it and make a hole in the center, then gently slid the vada in to the oil.

6. Fry the medu vada on medium flame until it become golden in color.

7. Then remove it from the oil and keep it on the kitchen tissue paper.Likewise prepare the all vadas.

8. Serve hot with Coconut chutney or sambhar or as your choice.
Enjoy!!😊

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Moong Daal Potli Or Deep Fried Split Green Gram Pouch


Moong Daal Potli or Deep Fried Split Green Gram pouch is a starter Recipe. These mini pouchs are inspired by the Asian Wontons, momos, dimsums and dumplings. It taste really good, and also looks very unique because of their shapes. In this recipe i am using moong daal stuffings, but you can stuffed them with mix vegetables, dry fruits, noodles and many more, based on your choice. Although i am sharing deep fried version of this recipe, but if you want a healthier alternative, then you can also bake them.

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This is super easy to wrap stuffing… It might be little struggling in the beginning but after two or three potli, you going to feel that you are expert in potli making😜this is the funny part of this recipe😃😃So lets begin to make our daal potli…..

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Ingredients

1 1/2 cup refined flour

2 tblsp clarified butter

Salt to taste

Water as needed

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For stuffing

1/2 cup split skinless green gram (Soaked)

Pinch of Asafoetida(hing)

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp dry mango powder(amchoor)

2 tblsp coriander powder

2 tblsp coarsely grounded fennel seeds

2 tsp oil

1 tsp salt

1.5 tsp raisins

1 tblsp chopped almonds

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Instructions

1. Take a big bowl, add refined flour, clarified butter and salt in it. Mix well.

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2. Now add enough water and knead the dough, cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.

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3. To prepare the stuffing, coarsely ground the soaked moong daal (without water)as shown in pictures.

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4. Now heat a non stick pan, add 2 tsp cooking oil in it. Then add all spices, chopped almonds, raisins and grounded moong daal in it. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes (stir continuously).

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5. Now turn off the flame and transfer the mixture into a bowl.

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6. Now divide the dough into ten equal sized portion and roll into balls.

7. Flatten them slightly with your palm to form discs. And roll out the  discs into small pooris, then apply little water on edges.

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8. Now place 2 tsp stuffing in the center, form the pleats of pouch. Evenly and carefully pinch together the edges of the poori to form pleats and complete them as a pouch shape(as shown in pictures).

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wp-1485110520239.jpg9. Now heat oil in a kadai or deep pan, fry them on medium flame until they turn in golden brown in color. Then take them out from the oil and place them on absorbent paper.

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10. Now your Delicious Moong daal pouchs are ready to eat….Serve them hot with hot cup of tea….enjoy!!😊

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