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:

jayasree said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Rohini said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

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

priya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

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

Akal's Saappadu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

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

Indrani said... Reply To This Comment

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

kamalabhoopathy said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

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

prasu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Aval vadai looks crispy and perfect....

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

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

SE(Denufood) said... Reply To This Comment

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

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

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

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

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

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

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

shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Different idea of adding Poha and tooo crispy

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Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Nice crispy vadas...

kothiyavunu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Cool idea adding aval to masal vadai, looks delicious !

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

Perfect for this cold weather,send some across please.

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

wowww superra irukku!!

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Good twist with poha!

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

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

chakhlere said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

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

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ammu Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

sooper..

EC said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely crispy vada..thanks for the entry

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

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

my kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Adding poha in masal vada sounds good,Tempting vadai

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for the entry..