Kara Vadai is a popular and traditional snack of Tamil Brahmin families of Southern part of Tamilnadu and Trivandrum . A nice recipe passed on to me from my mother in law. Since it is made of all pulses it is a protein rich snack. The speciality of this Vada is it tastes so yummy with crispy crust outside and spongy and spicy stuff even without adding onions....
- Pre time: 20 mins
- Cooking time:25 mins
- Serves; 6
Ingredients for making Kara vadai:
- Parboiled Rice / Puzhungal Arisi 3 cups
- Urad dal 1 cup
- Chana dal 1 cup
- Thur dal 1 cup
- Red chillies 6
- Finely chopped ginger and green chillies
- Salt to taste
- Hing powder 1 tea spoon
- Curry leaves
- Oil for deep frying
- Cooking Soda (baking Soda) 1/2 tea spoon
How to make Kara Vadai?
Wash all the dals and rice separately and soak them separately for 3 hours. Soak the red chillies with rice.
After three hours drain the water out completely.
Take 3 tb spoons of soaked chana dal and keep it aside separately.
Now in a mixie jar grind rice and red chillies to fine smooth batter with small quantity of water. Transfer the batter to a broad bowl.
Then grind the urad dal adding 1/4 cups of water to smooth paste and add that also to the bowl.
Then grind the chana dal and Thur dal together to coarse paste.
Mix all the batter well and add the soaked chana dal which you have kept separately to it with all other ingredients with salt.
Heat oil and drop the batter to the oil in small lots like bondas and fry to golden colour.