Monday, September 7, 2009

Horsegram/Kollu Masala Vadai & Some Awards

Vadai with horsegram, dunno whether u have heard about, but i made it out two days back for our evening snacks with our indian variety of horsegram..I got a parcel from my sister a week back from India, with some clothes with some nuts and horsegrams, coz the horsegram i get here are completely different from our indian horsegrams, personally i felt our Indian horsegrams wont turn that much mushy if they are pressure cooked when compared with horsegrams i get here, i was planning to prepare kollu podi or kollu masiyal, but once i soaked them i changed my mind and thought of turning them as delicious, crunchy pakoda or masala vadai, i grounded the soaked horsegram and got a stiff grounded paste which pulled me to try out this masala vadai, i prepared this masala vadai with usual ingredients as we do for our channadal masala vadai..They tastes marvellous.. eventhough this crunchy vadais are deepfried, i felt that there is nothing harm of having this crispy vadais sometimes for our evening snacks...I didnt felt much difference between the channadal vadai and horsegram vadai, but the colour of this vadai is slightly dark brown coz of the horsegram is used for else they were really crunchy and healthy...


2cups Horsegrams/Lentils/Kollu
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (chopped)
1tsp Ginger (chopped)
5nos Curry leaves
1/2tsp Fennel seed powder
Salt
Oil for deepfrying

Soak the horsegram for atleast two hours, drain the water and grind them as coarse paste without water, if its too hard to grind,just sprinkle some water..add the chopped onions, chopped green chillies, chopped ginger pieces, curryleaves, fennel seed powder and salt, mix everything well..meanwhile heat the oil for deep frying, take a small ball from the horsegram-spice mixture, flat them in ur palms and gently put them in hot oil, fry them until they get well cooked, strain the excess of oil with a paper towel..

Serve hot with spicy coconut chutney!

36 comments:

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

Woww... Yummyy and delicious vada.. looks perfect.. Congrats on your awards.. And thanks for thinking about me.. :)

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Vadai looks so crispy and delicious priya..yummy snack there..
congratulations on all your awards dear..you truly deserve them all :) keep rocking!

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Different type of vada....delicious and congraz on all ur awards..wish u get more and more....

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Congrats on your awards, Priya! This vada is really different and I never tasted before! Thanks for passing the awards to me!

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Mom used to make a curry with it, never vadai, vada look crunchy delicous.

Faiza Ali said... Reply To This Comment

Oh wow! never had I heard of horsegram vadai...very innovative idea. Looks soo crispy and perfect. And thanks sweetheart for passing the awards to me. I will always cherish them :)

Geetha Achal said... Reply To This Comment

ப்ரியா, கொள்ளு வடை மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கு...

கொள்ளு வடை பார்க்கும் பொழுதே ஆசையினை தூண்டுகின்றது..

நேற்று இரவு தான் கொள்ளினை ஊறவைத்து இருக்கின்றேன்...இப்ப பார்தால் கொள்ளு வடை...

வடை சாப்பிடா ஆசை வந்துவிட்டது...

நானும் இதே மாதிரி வாழைப்பூவில் கொள்ளுயினை வைத்து வடையினை பேக் செய்து இருக்கின்றேன்...நேரம் கிடைக்கும் பொழுது பாருங்கள்...
http://geethaachalrecipe.blogspot.com/2009/07/baked-vazhaipoo-vadai.html

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks a lot priya for passing me those awards....very sweet of u to think abt me as well...

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Masala vadai looks crispy and yummy.

En Samaiyal said... Reply To This Comment

Kollu Vadai aaa....romba vithyaasama eruku Priya.....looks crispy & yum....Congrats on ur Awards & thanx for thinking of me...soon will post in my blog dear....

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. looks really yummy..congrats on ur awards..

jayasree said... Reply To This Comment

That's an interesting recipe.. Vadai with kollu... Will surely try it out.

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

நான் கொள்ளுடன் சென்னா போட்டு வடை செய்துள்ளேன்.நிச்சயம் இந்த கொள்ளு வடையை இந்த வாரத்திற்குள் செய்து பார்த்து சொல்றேன்பா.பார்க்கும் போதே நாவில் நீர் ஊறுது..

தங்களின் கடல்பாசி விளக்கதிற்க்கு மிக்க நன்றி ப்ரியா.அதுவும் என் ப்ளாகில் வந்து பதில் சொல்லியதில் மிக்க மகிழ்ச்சி.

தங்களின் விருதினை அன்புடன் ஏற்றுக்கொண்டேன்.ரொம்ப சந்தோஷமாவும்,பெருமையாகவும் இருக்கு.விரைவில் போஸ்ட் செய்கிறேன் என் ப்ளாகில்.மிக்க நன்றி ப்ரியா.

நீங்களும் பாண்டிச்சேரி என்பதில் சந்தோஷம்.அதுவும் நாம 2 பேரும் ஒரே ஊர்க்காரங்களாக ஆகிட்டோம்.

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Vadai looks crispy and yummy... me too try a lot of dishes with kollu... they are very healthier.....
Congrats on getting so many awards.. you surely deserve them all and many more... thanks for passing some to me... it really makes me feel great :)

Vani said... Reply To This Comment

I love the taste of hoprsegram. The vadas must've been super yum!

Medhaa said... Reply To This Comment

Congratulations and Thanks a ton Priya.

priya said... Reply To This Comment

looks so cripsy n yummy!!!...congrats on all ur awards!!

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

lovely different vadai..congrats on all ur awards dear

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

mmm. vadas looks soooo crunchy and yummy! Congrats on those well deserved awards Priya!!

chakhlere said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! Vadai looks yummy.
Congrats for the awards dear.
Thanks very much for sharing with me. I am really honored.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely vadai, this should be apt one on a cold winter day. Congrats on your awards.

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

Delectable vadai.congrats:)

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

What an awesome idea...they look scrumptious...congrats on your awards Priya :)

Uj said... Reply To This Comment

Masala vada with horsegram.. a completely new recipe for me..Looks delicious though

Lakshmi Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Priya wondering where from u got kollu in France. After reading ur post came to know it.

Getting kollu here in North India is seeming like a tough job to me.

kollu vadai looks very excellent. never made them. will give it a try soon, since I have some kollu in my pantry right now.

Please as usual send me some shower of entries for think Spice event.

Think Spice - Think Red chillies
http://delightsofcooking.blogspot.com/2009/09/chillies-some-like-it-hot.html

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

NIce idea priya,sounds good!

lata raja said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, kollu vadai is beyond my comprehension. I see these crisp vadais and am drooling. Indha navrathrila oru naal vadai pannidaraen. You are invited if you can make it to Ghana...Wow! wouldn't that be just great??? Congratulations on these well deserved awards and thanks so very much for sharing nice ones with me too.

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

hmm,nice idea..looks good:)

Mythreyi Dilip said... Reply To This Comment

Kollu vada looks crisp and yummy. Healthy too...

Congrats on ur awards dear and thanks lot for sharing with me:)

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Kollu vada is innovative! Congrats :)

vidhas said... Reply To This Comment

kollu vadai is soemhting new to me and sounds yum. Congrats on your awards, and u deserve it. Nice to know about u.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

I have never prepared vadai with kollu.I have already seen your sprouts sambar.Looks perfect tea time snack.Congrats on your awards,Hearty THANKS for sharing the Honest Scrap award with me.It looks great.

Renu said... Reply To This Comment

thank you Priya for the awards !!! I will post on my blog soon

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Vada looks so crispy and lovely. very different one.

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

tasty and nutritious vadas!
Congrats on your Awards! you truly deserve them!!!
My heartfelt thanks to you Priya for showering me with all these Awards! so kind of you dear...

Now Serving said... Reply To This Comment

Have never seen or had these before- always love innovations -You seem to have an awesome space. Am a relatively new blogger (since mid-Sept)planning to post my 50th recipe next week - Please visit if you have a moment -would be an honor :-)

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