Monday, March 23, 2009

Greengram Medhu Vada

I bookmarked this protein packed but unfortunately deep fried snacks from my blogger friend Divya's blog..when i saw her medhu vada i really tempted to try them immediately..everytime while doing my shopping to Indian grocery store, i used to forget completely to pick a pack of whole green grams..when i went last time i took these protein rich whole green grams n tried out Divya's Medhu vadais..They turned out really soft n crispy..with spicy coconut chutney these medhu vadais tasted amazing..personnally i prefered these medhu vadas then urad dal medhu vadas..Thanks to Divya for this crispy n soft medhu vadas..i prepared without steam cooking the green grams as divya did, but i have soaked the green grams overnite n the urad dal for an hour before grinding..Divya 's steam cooking version suits prefect if u r want to prepare these delicious greengram medhu vada within a hour...U can see her green gram medhu vada recipe here...


2cups Whole green gram (soaked overnite)
1cup Urad dal
Salt to taste
1no Onion ( finely chopped)
2nos Green chillies(chopped finely)
1tsp Ginger (chopped)
5nos Curry leaves (chopped)
3tsp Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
1tsp Pepper corns (crushed)
1/2tsp Fennel seed powder
Oil for Deepfrying

Soak the urad dal for an hour before grinding, grind first the whole green gram for few minutes add immediatey the urad dal, (dont add water at all) grind both urad dal n whole green gram bit coarsely,add the salt to the dals,this help the dals to grind together well, now add the chopped onion, chopped green chillies, chopped ginger pieces, chopped curry leaves, crushed peppercorns, fennel seed powder(i have added the salt while grinding)..mix everything well with ur fingers..

Heat oil for deepfrying, take a small ball from the medhu vada batter n flatten them with ur fingers, drop gently one by one to the medium hot oil..deep fry the vadas until they turn brown, fry everything as small batches, drain the excess of oil with a paper towel..

Serve hot with spicy chutney!!

27 comments:

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Using Moonga dal in Urad vada is so unique, love the color too. Good one! :)

Lavanya said... Reply To This Comment

i haven't heard of this till now ..mixing of urud n moong dal..nice vadas priya!!

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Great idea making medhu vada with moong dhal, sounds yum !

Trupti said... Reply To This Comment

Moong Vada sounds good Priya. Looks very delicious. May I have that plate :)

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

moong dal for medhu vada is such a unique idea!! much healthier too1

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

This is new to me Priya, looks yummy too, I have to get some whole moong dhal and prepare these vadas soon :)

Ashwini said... Reply To This Comment

Moong dhal vada loos yumm..Nice color and healthy too..Delicious..

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

Adding moongdal gives vada more texture and nice taste.Looks delicious. This will be a nice combo with your kesar kheer.Both looks yummy..

Vani said... Reply To This Comment

Love the moong dal in the vadas! Looks great!

jayasree said... Reply To This Comment

Loved the moonga dal vada. Looks very crispy. Nice entry for mbp.

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Nice creation..Never heard the combination of these dals..

Deepa Hari said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering vadas Priya...good job.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Moong dhal sounds very different! Yummy

Varunavi said... Reply To This Comment

This is new to me priya,vada looks delicious

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Truly healthy..have seen this before..great idea

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

moongdal is a healthy choice. Lovely results too priya:)
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rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

pesara vada and ginger pickle is a hot fav. at my place yes helthy too vada look s so cute nice jod dear

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

For me its okay if its deep fried:) Looks grea! Sure should try out sometime!!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

enna priya idhu? kesari kheer and medhu vada.... podhuma? sapdnum pola iruku...it has come out perfect dear.. and i love the way u decorated the kheer on top with nuts.

Sanghi said... Reply To This Comment

Vada looks perfect priya..!

Madhumathi said... Reply To This Comment

Greengram Vada is so so good..I love medhu vada..But i have'nt tried with greengram..It must be tasty :)

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Love the recipe,i had seen and bkmrked Divyas recipe ,ow love yours too.Temptng vadas

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

Great one..using green gram is so healthy.Even when deep frying you'll feel that relief..:P..looks yum..:)

Cilantro said... Reply To This Comment

Ammas favorite. I have`nt made them yet for the deep frying part. Good reminder though.

Soma said... Reply To This Comment

Again another new kind priya.. u amaze me with ur ideas!

sriharivatsan said... Reply To This Comment

This is new to me Priya..Sounds yummy...

Rumela said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks a lot. This is an interesting recipe. At last I have found something interesting and unique to serve to my guests during the holidays. I am sure that they'll love this Medhu vada.