Monday, November 9, 2009

Kaara Vadai

My dad loves bajjis and always finds some reason or another to whip up a batch & enjoy. If it rains, it goes without saying that bajjis will most likely make it to the table :) So, one rainy evening we had bajjis on the mind but were out of kadalai maavu (besan). My mom decided to make these kara vadais (spicy vadais) instead which are pretty instant if you have idli/dosa batter on hand and we absolutely loved these spicy bites.

KAARA VADAI


Ingredients:
Idli/Dosai Batter - 1 cup
Rice Flour - 1/3 cup
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 medium to large, chopped
Green Chillies - 5, minced finely (reduce if you want make it less spicy)
Ginger - 1/2 inch, minced
Coriander leaves - few, chopped
Baking Soda - a pinch
Salt - to taste
water - as required to make a thick dough
Oil - to deep fry

Method:
1) Combine everything (except the water and oil) in a bowl and mix uniformly. Add water little by little (it doesn't require much) to make it pretty thick. It should NOT be too wet & watery.

2) Heat oil to deep fry (test to make sure it is the right temperature), add small bits of the batter and fry till golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels before serving with some hot tea.

30 comments:

  1. very delicious laavanya...i use a similar recipe...

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  2. I never knew we could meke it with dosa batter, looks realy crunchy delicous.

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  3. Looks very crispy & yum.... I ought to try this soon.........Very unique in its own simple way....

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  4. I feel like a few right away. Nothing stops from enjoying the things we love.

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  5. yum! they look so golden and crispy! its nice to see you back, hope you and the baby are doing well.

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  6. Crispy kaara vadai looks too tempting.

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  7. Awesome, fried idly batter!! It has to taste yum!!

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  8. yummy way to use the idli batter :) perfect for the gloomy weather ...

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  9. I love this instant snack with idli batter! Nice to see u back!

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  10. even my dad loves bhajji and every sunday my mom makes it.This instant one looks yummy .will try soon for my guests.nice click.

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  11. Looks delicious and crispy..

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  12. Hey, welcome back! These look good.

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  13. Nice idea,will try next time I grind batter...You should be busy with ur new arrival,huh? ;)

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  14. Laav, Let your uncle not see this dish:) aamam unakku pathyam illa podanum?? Guess arun had a good hearty evening snack.

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  15. Good to see you back..nice vadai..

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  16. What a lovely way to use up the dosa/idli batter!! Vadai's look crisp n yumm!

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  17. First time i heard this Kaara vadai,looks tempting,perfect one for rainy day.Do visit my blog when u find time

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  18. Kaara vadai looks crispy and tempting...

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  19. Wow..that simple and yum...they look crisp too...

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  20. thanks for this Lavanya. Bookmarked!

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  21. WOw, Lavanya...thats indeed looks very crispy, yes its good for this cold weather. I do have some idly batter...wish to try this soon.

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  22. Who doesnt like bhajjis? especially in this weather i would love to have a plate of these..so crispy!

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  23. yum! i love deep fried food too...yes, when it would rain..i would look at my amma and say..i want something yummy and nice ;)..that translates to deep fried.

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  24. Looking very delicious and crispy..

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