Low Fat Vada Curry

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Total Time:
3 hours 30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Steamed balls:
  • 1 cup - Channa dal/Bengal Gram (soaked for 2 hrs)
  • 3 - Dry red chillies
  • 2 - Garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp - Fennel seeds
  • Salt
  • 1 -Onion (chopped)
  • Curry leaves
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • For gravy:
  • 1 - Onion (chopped )
  • 2 - Tomatoes
  • 2 - Green chillies (slit opened)
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Sambar powder
  • 1 inch - Cinnamon stick
  • 2 - Cloves
  • 1 tsp - Fennel seeds
  • Salt

How to Make Low Fat Vada Curry

  • Grind into a coarse paste the soaked channa dal with dry red chillies, garlic cloves, fennel seeds, and salt.
  • Transfer to a bowl, add the onions, curry leaves and coriander leaves, and mix well.
  • Make balls from channa dal batter and steam cook them for 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan, fry the cloves, cinnamon stick and fennel seeds until they turn brown.
  • Add the chopped onions and green chillies and saute until the onions turn translucent.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and sambar powder and cook until they turn soft.
  • Add 3-4 cups of water, salt, and turmeric and bring it to boil.
  • Take the steamed balls and mash them slightly with your fingers. (Since we need big chunks of these steamed balls, take care not to mash much) Add to the boiling mixture.
  • Add all the mashed balls, cover the pan and cook for 15 minutes until the gravy thickens.
  • Serve hot with idlis or dosas.
  • Recipe courtesy: Priya Easy N Tasty Recipes