Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Steamed Zero Oil Mixed Dals Masala Vadas

My third post for this week's blogging marathon with zero oil cooking as theme is these healthy,protein packed steamed mixed dals masala vadas. Eventhough i have posted already baked and deep fried crispy masala vadas, these steamed vadas was my recent favourite, eventhough none at home enjoyed it. These masala vadas served with a spicy chutney or a simple chilly sauce tastes simply fabulous. Again this vadas are oil free and dont even have a single drop of oil.

I used parchment paper while steam cooking these vadas as they tends to stick to the vessel.Seriously parchement paper helped me a lot obviously i didnt even greased my idly plates i used for steaming these vadas.If you have any leftover of these steamed vadas, you can even serve them with a spiced buttermilk as dahi vadas or you can add them very well in spiced gravies like kuzhambu,rasam or in kurmas.Check out the other bloggers running this 23rd edition of blogging marathon here.Sending these vadas to my own event CWS-Channadal and to 60days of Christmas hosted by Priya and Divya.




2cups Mixed dals (channadal,masoordal,toordal and soaked for 2hours)
1no Onion (big &chopped)
2nos Green chillies (chopped)
1tsp Ginger (chopped)
1/2tsp Fennel seeds (crushed)
Few Curry leaves
 Few Coriander leaves (chopped)
Salt
Oil for greasing

Drain the excess of the water from the dals and grind the dals 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.

Make small balls from the vada batter and flatten them.

Arrange the flattened vadas over the idly plates lined with parchement paper.

Steam cook them for 10-15minutes in an idly cooker and enjoy warm with ketchup or chutneys.

50 comments:

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

wow these vadas are go good... how do u do it?? :) you are so good akka, healthy recipes can be inviting

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

healthy ones with no oil..Great try!!
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Saraswathi Tharagaram said... Reply To This Comment

Fantastic way to enjoy vadas with no guilt..
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Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

Ca ressemble à de magnifiques petits fours aux cerises confites.
Bravo pour cette réalisation. Il faut lire la recette pour réaliser que c'est salé.
A bientôt

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome healthy snack Priya!

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy! yet another way to enjoy the snack without guilt
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divya said... Reply To This Comment

wow yummy,luks so tempting...

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious,will try this healthy version.

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Gr8 idea Priya, using parchment paper for steaming!!! done well n the vadas came out perfect...Love this zero oil theme on the whole...Today's Special - No Bake Chocolate Cheese Cake

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

I really wish to taste the steamed version. I have done for usli, have to try vada

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

We steam for kuzhambu and vada cuury, but serving alone sounds good and healthy!

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

lovely vadas.this is my most favorite recipe.

Amina said... Reply To This Comment

vadas look delicious... yummy..

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Love the color of those vadas. Will they turn out softer since we are steaming them?

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect and healthy !

Jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

Quite an interesting one. Guilt free vadas

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Rocking vadas Priya...
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Lena Rashmin Raj said... Reply To This Comment

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.........love to have it.. i was checking ur blog with my daughter..she gave me apron and asked to make this.. :)

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious vada Priya.

Maayeka said... Reply To This Comment

Nice and healthy vadas!!loved the idea of making them in idli mould..

Sadaf Afshan said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice and healthy recipe.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

So much I adore your innovation and passion!!!! Appreciate your idea of even thinking to do vadai in a steamed way!!!!
Sowmya

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Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

These will be great with some mango chutney....

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

loved ur vada akka... my mom will prepare this for paruppu urundai kuzhambu...
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Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Wow wat a healthy one. Loving the idea

kausers kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering dear...luv all ur recipes.
Have a wonderful week ahead :)

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

wow...
sounds healthy priya :)

sushma said... Reply To This Comment

Nice and healthy dish Priya.

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya .. these are so healthy!

Latha Madhusudhan said... Reply To This Comment

Having vad always so crunchy and with this soft version I am not sure how it will taste. Good way to give a try looking at the health point of zero oil.

Thanks for sharing it here.

Rekha said... Reply To This Comment

wow so good and healthy..
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Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy bhi, tasty bhi :)
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Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative as u made it with no-oil, very tempting vadas dear.

today's recipe:
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Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

Everytime I visit your blog I can't control myself and drool over everything u have prepared....:)

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

super healthy n cute looking vadai...

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

Zero oil vadas... thats a fantastic idea. Loved it!

rajani said... Reply To This Comment

You always amaze me with new ways of looking and cooking dishes :) The vadas look great!

foodiliciousnan said... Reply To This Comment

This sound somewhat like the batter we steam for paruppu usli, except that it is mixed dals. Cool idea to serve it like these. Using banana leaves instead of parchment paper if available might them more flavorful

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

A very healthy alternative way of making vadais... Nice!

preeti garg said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and wealthy vada

VineelaSiva said... Reply To This Comment

The wada looks very nice and healthy.

Madhavi said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy,,vada looks good!!!

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Sreevalli E said... Reply To This Comment

Vadas look crispy & delicious..

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

We call this nuchinunde, traditionally made with toor dal. Very tasty.

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

Nothing can beat the idea of steaming these. healthy twist Priya

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Love all your oil free dishes.Would come in handy after all the holiday indulgence.

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

We make something similar to this using toor and channa dal.Love this one. Btw, your new header is awesome :)

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a perfect recipe for the theme...

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

That's very healthy dish priya..and love your header picture..

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

so healthy and your new header is so pretty!