Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mixed Veggies & Black Urad Dal Medhu Vada

Today for this week's blogging marathon, i chosed black urad dal to make this super crispy,healthy medhu vadas as my theme for this week is 'cooking with colours'. Trust me, these black urad dal medhu vada makes a prefect evening snack when served along with sambar or coconut chutney. While making this black urad dal medhu vada, i tried adding some finely grated mixed veggies this time to make these crispy beauties much more healthier.

Personally for me, the best way to feed  veggies to picky eaters is to add veggies in their favourite fritters, this way they wont ever notice the addition of veggies.I used grated carrot,zucchini,potatoes and broccolis for making medhu vadas, you can very well add any sort of veggies for making this medhu vadas. The addition of these veggies turned out this medhu vadas very delicious and healthy at the same time.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this 29th edition.Sending to Viji's SYS-WS - Apple & Carrot, Rafeeda's Mission Explore Foods: Lentils event by Sheelu and Pallavi and to my own event CWS-Urad Dal guest hosted by Sowmya of Nivedhanam and to Vardhini's Dish Out It - Lentils and Vegetables.


2cups Black Whole Urad dal
Salt to taste
1no Onion ( finely chopped)
3nos Green chillies(chopped finely)
1cup Grated Veggies (carrot,zucchini,potato and broccoli)
1tsp Ginger (chopped)
Few Curry leaves (chopped)
3tsp Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
1tsp Fennel seeds (crushed)
Oil for Deepfrying

Soak the whole urad dal overnite, the next day grind the urad dal bit coarsely,add the salt to the dal.

Sprinkle some water and grind well.

Now add the chopped onion, chopped green chillies, chopped veggies,chopped ginger pieces,chopped coriander leaves, chopped curry leaves,crushed fennel seeds.

Mix everything well with your fingers.

Heat oil for deepfrying, take a small ball from the medhu vada batter  and flatten them with your fingers,make a hole in the center.

Drop gently one by one to the medium hot oil.

Deep fry the vadas until they turn brown, fry everything as small batches.

Drain the excess of oil with a paper towel.

Serve hot with spicy chutney or as side dish.

50 comments:

  1. This is a nice way to incorporate or sneak veggies into favorite food. Love the tint of black in the vadas.

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  2. A very healthy and yummy vadai, looks awesome and lovely...

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  3. They look absolutely yummy..loved the Multi color,shape and am sure they taste superb...very nice.

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  4. Wow think should be very healthy... Plz provide the baked version too Priya

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  5. Interesting dish..looks crispy and perfect..

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  6. wonderful!..great way to sneak in veggies..Priya only you can think on these lines.what innovation!!

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  7. Looks crunchy and delicious. I like that you used black udad dal. It reminds me of the vadai we can get in Thirupathi.

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  8. Love the addition of vegetables to the vadai.. Perfectly cooked and the shape has come out very well..

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  9. Delicious and fulfilling medhu vadas. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

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  10. true fusion cooking :) Vadas with brocoli and veggies.

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  11. yummy and healthy vadai.. :)

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  12. love the addition of veggie's to the medhu vada..definitely making this
    drooling here

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  13. Your recipes are really versatile priya :)Glad that i found your blog :)

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  14. very innovative akka :) will try this..

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  15. that's some vadas full of goodness...

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  16. looks so crispy and yummy..tempting clicks Priya..
    Sunandas Kitchen

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  17. Wow so yummy it looks, wonderful click.

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  18. Wow those cripy looking vadas are killing me so tempting. need some now it's raining here....

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  19. This is a excellent idea of incorporating veggies and dal:)

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  20. so beautiful n gud way to stuff veggies...

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  21. wow wat a tempting vadai,healthy too...

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  22. So unique and tempting snack !!

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  23. I would certainly love to munch on these!

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  24. Perfect shape of the vadas.. Adding veggies make it more healthy.. So crisp and mouthwatering

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  25. Again another kick-ass recipe from you priya and I second you on adding veggies to fritters...I add grated carrots to everything my little guy eats be it fritters, rice, soups, sweets, even in idli n dosa :-P

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  26. wow delicious and very healthy version of medu vada :)

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  27. A different looking vada.. Loaded with healthy stuff, I am sure it tastes heavenly too :)

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  28. Like your idea of incorporating veggies into medu vada.

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  29. Those vadas are packed with veggies and they look crispy and delicious.

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  30. Healthy vada ! Love this version of vada

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  31. Priya I simply love that colour!...and not to mention how healthy this is..

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  32. Interesting one. I wonder if all the kids know what mommy is doing behind their back? :) :)

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  33. super crunchy and super delicious... looks mouthwatering... Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
    Sowmya
    Event - Authentic Indian Sweets w giveaway
    Event - Eggless Baking-Sweet/Savory
    Event - CWS - Urad Dal

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  34. Awesome taste bhi health bhi! I love this.

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  35. Lovely color for a healthy twist to the vadas!

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  36. Nice use of veggies. Looks very inviting Priya.

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