Friday, December 5, 2008

Pesarapappu Vadalu ( Moongdal Vada)


Ingredients

1 cup whole moong dal
1/2 cup rice flour
Pinch of baking soda

1 cup chopped onions
1 tbs cumin seeds
2 sprigs curry leaves

4 to 5 red chillis
2 inch ginger root
salt

Oil for deep fry

Method

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Soak whole moong dal overnight ( or) 7 to 8 hours
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Once moong dal is soft , drain water completely add ginger , red chillis and salt
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Grind to a coarse paste ( use can use little water to run blender)
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Now add chopped onions , cumin seeds , curry leaves , rice flour and baking soda, mix well and keep aside
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Now heat oil in a wide pan ( medium heat ), shape vadas on parchament paper (or) foil ,
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Dip your fingers in very little water before shaping vadas , so that dough does'nt stick
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Drop shaped vadas in to oil , fry on low flame until golden
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DONE, SERVE HOT

37 comments:

Sujatha said...

Awesome vadas! Never tried with moong dal so far.. your looks perfectly crispy! Will try soon..

Navita said...

Hey Sagari, lovely vadas, I had made it twice when back in India, but wasn't bloggin then so didn't take nay pics :(
lol...loved ur recipie.

Nazarina A said...

These look to die for!!! Your pictures make me want to eat those crispy yummies!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very new to me.. i have also not tried this one.. looks crispy and would like to give it a try!

Shama Nagarajan said...

crispy vadas......yummy

homecooked said...

Wow...the vadas look yummy! They look crispy and perfect!

Priya said...

Crispy vadais, looks gorgeous Sagari...lovely n healthy one..

Ramya Bala said...

looks so yummy :)

Indranee said...

Vadas perfect for a cold wintry evening!

Curry Leaf said...

Perfectly shaped vadas.Never ever tried with moongdal.Looks crisp

Varsha Vipins said...

Sagari,never tried it with Moong Dal..I suppose thats very nutritious too..:)

Red Chillies said...

Looks beautiful. I have never tried with moong daal before.

Alka said...

Lovely recipe...a must try i must say,we make simple kachoris(fritters)also called pakoras with moong dal but these seems to be way more crispier and spicy !

Cham said...

Wow moong vada never tasted , very tasty looking!

Dhanya said...

Hi Sagari,
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Your blog is awesome. I will definetly try the vada.
Thanks
dhanya.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks scrummy. Adding rice flour is new to me. Adding rice flour will make them crisp i think.

srikars kitchen said...

Looks yummy & delicious... i like this vada.. adding rice flour is new 2 me..

Happy cook said...

Wow the vada looks so crunchy delicious.
I wan never make vadas, they always end up in disaster, should try once again.

Sagari said...

Kitchen Flavours & srikars kitchen ===

Adding rice flour to dough makes the vada little bit crispy and aslo helps in getting good color and sweet taste

Happy cook ==

Try this procedure , u will never fail , generally in vada making there will be a problem with the consistancy of dough, but in this recipe , u can add rice flour to make dough thick , so no problem

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AnuSriram said...

Wow... vadas looks crisp and tempting! never tried making them with moong dhal..

anudivya said...

Hey! I make these too, the thing is I just cant seem to get the holes in, so just drop them by the spoonfuls into the hot oil.
Lovely click.

Supriya Raman said...

This is like pesaratt batter , thicker and as a vadai!! Looks awesome!

There is a dish called kunuku in tamilian cooking, which is similar but made with adai batter.

Usha said...

These vadai's look so delicious, have never tried vadai with green moong, will give it a try for sure !

Uma said...

Perfectly shaped vadas Sagari. looks so delicious and crunchy.

Archy said...

Wada looks so nice and mouth watering.. perfect for winter !!

Purva Desai said...

Moon dal vada looks crispy and crunchy

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Gita's Kitchen said...

The vadas look very crispy. I have never made vadas with moong dhal, I should try out your recipe :)

deepu said...

Nice vadas sagari...i am always up for the crispy stuff. Good pics.
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RAKS KITCHEN said...

First time seeing so perfect moondal vadas! Looks awesome!

Jaishree said...

Awesome vadas! Looks perfect n crispy. asusal Iam gr8 fan of your pics.

Vandana Rajesh said...

yummy vadas sagari...didn't think of moong dals for vada. This looks really inspiring to get started.

Kalai said...

Yummy!!! These look fantastic!! :)

Laavanya said...

This is a nice twist to the usual urad dhal vadas .. am definitely trying this next time.

Roopa said...

Thats the first time I saw such a vada:) looks yummy :)

Pavithra Kodical said...

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Sheetal Kiran said...

Oh wowie! These look so crispy, Sagari ... lovely recipe. So perfect for a Sunday brunch!