Thair Vada

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: One-Dish Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 litre curds
  • 1 cup - black gram (Urad) Dal
  • 2 tbsp - grated coconut
  • 2 to 3 green chillies
  • 2 cm - ginger
  • 2 tsp - oil
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • few curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp - coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Khara Boondi to garnish
  • salt to taste
  • oil to fry

How to Make Thair Vada

  • Soak the Dal in water for 2 hours. Drain and grind with salt to a fluffy batter, using just a sprinkling of water.
  • Heat oil for deep frying, till it is moderately hot.
  • Take a piece of plastic sheet and grease it lightly with oil.
  • Place about 3 tbsp of the Vadai mixture on it.
  • Flatten to a disc, about 1/2 cm thick.
  • Make a depression in the center with your fore finger.
  • Transfer it carefully into the oil.
  • Shape 3 or 4 more Vadas and drop into the oil.
  • Fry on mode heat till the Vadas are cooked and golden brown.
  • Well-made medu Vadas are soft and spongy with a thin crisp skin.
  • Take 1 cup of curd and beat till smooth. Add 2 - 2 and a half cup of water and salt. Mix well.
  • Grind coconut with chillies and ginger and add. Add the coriander leaves.
  • Heat the oil in a small fry pan. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add curry leaves and add to the curd mixture.
  • Add the hot medu Vadas to this thin curd mixture. Let it soak for at least 30 minutes. Beat the remaining curd till smooth. Add salt to taste.
  • To serve, top the soaked Vadas with the curd and garnish with Boondi.