Friday, July 3, 2009

Baked Masala Vadai

Crispy masala vadai are my all time favourite, i can have them anytime even after a day..just love it, but the only thing i used to think always whenever preparing masala vadai is to give a trial as baked version, i prepared yesterday my envy of making out masala vadais as baking instead of deepfrying..I didnt find much difference between the deepfried one with baked masala vadais, for my taste buds they both tastes too good, coz these vadais were also with crispy exterior and soft and spongy interior as the deepfried vadais..Baking masala vadais is quite a simple method..preheat the oven and flatten the masala vadai batter in our palms, place them over a greased baking sheet and bake them for 25minutes thats it..really simple na!! Its was too hot here and cooking seems kinda hard since two days..i definitely say that baking masala vadais made my day really very easy since i didnt stay in front of hot pan for deepfrying this crispy vadais which is quite hard when its too hot...Obivously this baked masala vadais goes to Madhu's Low Fat Baking Event, also goes to MLLA-13th helping guest hosted by Sunshinemom, event started by Susan..


1cup Channadal (soaked for 2hours)
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (chopped)
1tsp Ginger (chopped)
1/4tsp Fennel seeds (crushed)
5nos Curry leaves
 Few Coriander leaves (chopped)
Salt
Oil for greasing

Drain the excess of the water from the channadal and grind grind the dal coarsely without adding water, if its too hard to grind just springle few drops of water..now add the chopped onions, chopped green chillies, ginger pieces, chopped curry leaves, coriander leaves, crushed fennel seeds with enough salt to the grounded batter and mix everything well..Preheat the oven to 400F...

Grease a baking sheet with oil and arrange over a baking tray..make small balls from the vada batter and flatten them as small masala vadais and place one by one over the baking sheet..Bake for 25-30 minutes until they turns brown...

Enjoy the crispy and fat free vadais!!

25 comments:

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Hats off to you priya, these are excellent!

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Excellent Vadais.Perfect for tea time

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Love them, perfect & healthy snack.

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

What you said is correct priya.When you do baking,we have a clean kitchen,time and helathy too.
The vadas look perfect..

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy vada,looks cruchy.Pefect snack with tea...

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

What a great idea to bake masala vadai Priya ... looks great :)

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

nice pic priya....looks delicious...

lata raja said... Reply To This Comment

Oh wow. Baked version for vadais too. Gosh this is amazing. I'm trying it asap. Thanks Priya.

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Wow baked masala vadais! Awesome. Looks crispy and delicious!

Kalai said... Reply To This Comment

Vadai looks crispy. Great that it's baked!! :)

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

looks as yum as fried :)

kittymatti said... Reply To This Comment

hey, thtz a cool idea! look great!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... Reply To This Comment

awesome vadai...

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome! guilt-free vadai,I'm gonna try your recipe soon :)

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!! you rock dear... excellent and healthy recipe.. amazing click !!

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Hmm,crispy lentils vada without deepfrying,healthy!!

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

hi priya,
lovely crispy baked vadais :) great oil avioder :)recipe

sangi said... Reply To This Comment

yummy dear with perfect pics!

bindiya said... Reply To This Comment

What awesome and tempting pics!love your blog Priya and will surely be trying these!!

Madhuram said... Reply To This Comment

It's surprisingly good right? Thanks once again for the entry Priya.

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and tasty snack, good one Priya !

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow baked vada, healthy one. Looks yummy.

Jenn said... Reply To This Comment

Yum, these look great - and I'm almost out of oil & don't want to buy more before an upcoming move so I will be trying these soon.

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Priya ! I tried this recipe and it came out good. Once the shape was set,about after 10 mins, I turned the vadas couple of times. Came out crispy! Thanks a lot..Can eat my favourite vadas without guilt feeling now

Ellie said... Reply To This Comment

I just made these for dinner tonight. We ate them with a salad and they were amazing! Thanks.