Thursday, December 10, 2009

Aval/Poha Masal Vadai

Crispy vadais made with soaked and coarsely grounded channadal along with thin poha prepared with onions, green chillies, ginger, garlic..Yea i have added poha in this crispy fritters just to give a change to our usual masal vadai.. both channadal and poha together works out wonder and they turned this masala vadai extremely crispy and tasty..These vadais suits prefectly for evening snacks with coconut chutney..I prepared this delicious combination  for our evening snacks as i had some sudden visits and  wanted to make out some crispies and went through my pantry where i found some channadal and i soaked them immediately, but they were nt that much sufficient and i finally soaked the thin poha  until they turn soft (its takes few seconds), i drained the excess water and added with the coarsely grounded spiced channadal mixture and fried them as vadais...My friends find it out so crispy and they started discussing about whether i would have added anything specially for the crispyness and i cleared their doubt by saying that i used poha in those crispies, we enjoyed having this spicy, crispy poha vadai..



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

Drain the excess of the water from the channadal and  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, crushed garlic,chopped curry leaves, coriander leaves, crushed fennel seeds with enough salt to the grounded batter, meawhile soak the thin poha in a cup of water, once they turn soft drain the excess of water, squeeze out the excess water, add this poha to the channadal mixture and mix everything well.

Heat the oil for deepfrying..make small balls from the vada batter and flatten them..drop gently the flattened vadas to the hot oil and fry until they turns golden brown..

37 comments:

  1. The idea of adding poha to make up for the less quantity is really good. And it adds to the crispness too. Looks crisp and tempting.

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  2. Wow..Crispy vadas with evening tea!! Hmm...Heavenly Idea! I dont add garlic to vadas though..This sounds real yum.. Thanks for sharing dear!

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  3. Ooh!!! i m drooling..Vada looks so crispy and yummy..Perfect as a tea snack..

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  4. poha vadai looks simply superb...crispy n tasty......perfect tea time snack!

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  5. Those vadai is a different ans looks crispy..hope ur friends had a great evening snacks...

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  6. masala vadais look divine; using poha for the crispiness is a nice tip; will try to impress my family too :):)

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  7. Looks yumm.nice twist to the usual masal vada :)

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  8. lovely idea od adding poha in vadai...looks soooo crispy..gr8 cook, Priya

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  9. Vadai looks so crisp and perfect. Nice idea of adding poha in masal vadai.

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  10. Nice idea of adding poha to it...must be really good,and even more delicious...

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  11. wow.......vada look heavely dear....they looks crispy, adding poha to masalavads sound intrestiong.

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  12. Aval vadai looks crispy and perfect....

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  13. Nice idea off adding aval,will sure try next time :) Nice click :)

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  14. these look too good, priya!! perfect for the snacks!!

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  15. Looks so crispy and nice color of the vadas... yumm ... perfect snack with a cup of tea :)

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  16. I love love vada and this looks crunchy delicous.
    Neve had them with phoa in it.

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  17. How interesting to add aval to vadais.. looks crisp & yum

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  18. Different idea of adding Poha and tooo crispy

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  20. Great idea..poha will add more crispiness..Adding garlic is also new to me :-)

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  21. Great idea priya..adding poha to vada sounds great..looks crispy!!! will give a try..:)

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  22. Cool idea adding aval to masal vadai, looks delicious !

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  23. Perfect for this cold weather,send some across please.

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  24. looks crispy,never made vada using poha.something new to try.

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  25. The vada looks very nice..Such a perfect snack!

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  26. OMG!! They are so crispy and yummy!! Lovely.

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  27. Adding Poha is a beautiful idea. Didir aval vadai looks crispy and wonderful! Friends ellam jollyya enjoy ...........!

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  28. The vadas do look so crispy Priya...will definitely next time when I make vadas :)

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  29. adding poha to masal vadai is really new. Never thought of it before. Perfect evening snack for this weather

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  30. Lovely crispy vada..thanks for the entry

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  31. Masal vada is one of my dad's favs..Great addition of poha!

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  32. Adding poha in masal vada sounds good,Tempting vadai

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