Madras Vada Curry

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - Bengal gram dal
  • 1 - onion (big size)
  • 2 - tomato (medium size)
  • Curry leaves, small quantity
  • Coriander leaves, small quantity
  • Turmeric powder, small quantity
  • 2 - green chillies
  • 1 cup - grated or shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp - ginger
  • 3 - garlic
  • Cumin seeds, small quantity
  • Mustard, small quantity
  • 2 tsp - chilli powder
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Madras Vada Curry

  • Soak Bengal gram dal for 3 hours. Grind adding very little water.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves to the mixture and little salt. Fry them in oil as you do pakodas. Turn around and take them away while it is slightly brown.
  • Grind ginger, garlic and make a paste.
  • Grind green chillies and grated coconut and make it a paste.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard, cumin seeds, curry leaves, then fry onions, followed by tomatoes.
  • Add little salt, turmeric powder, chilly powder and pour some water.
  • Add the ginger paste and green chilly paste. Allow it to boil for some 10 minutes.
  • Once it looks like gravy, add the broken pakodas into this and mix well.
  • Vada curry can be served with idlis, dosas, chapattis and pooris.
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