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:

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

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  2. 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

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  3. Yummy! yet another way to enjoy the snack without guilt
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  4. Looks delicious,will try this healthy version.

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  5. 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

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

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

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  8. lovely vadas.this is my most favorite recipe.

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  9. vadas look delicious... yummy..

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

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  11. Quite an interesting one. Guilt free vadas

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  12. Rocking vadas Priya...
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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

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

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

    Ongoing Event - Let's Party - Eggless Bakes and Treats
    Ongoing Event - SYF & HWS - Ginger

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

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  17. loved ur vada akka... my mom will prepare this for paruppu urundai kuzhambu...
    Ghee Rice
    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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  18. Wow wat a healthy one. Loving the idea

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

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  20. 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.

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  21. wow so good and healthy..
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  22. Healthy bhi, tasty bhi :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2012/12/coconut-samosa-narkel-er-singara.html

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

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  25. super healthy n cute looking vadai...

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

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

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  28. 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

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

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  30. The wada looks very nice and healthy.

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  31. Healthy,,vada looks good!!!

    http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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

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

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

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

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  36. Thats a perfect recipe for the theme...

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

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  38. so healthy and your new header is so pretty!

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