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:

Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Niru said... Reply To This Comment

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

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kannada Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy! Veggies in a vada!

Gayathri Ramanan said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting dish..looks crispy and perfect..

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Srimathi Mani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

delicious and healthy vada.

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and fulfilling medhu vadas. Excellent preparation.
Deepa

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

too good

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

too good healthy ones..

anusha praveen said... Reply To This Comment

true fusion cooking :) Vadas with brocoli and veggies.

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks tasty...

Laxmi said... Reply To This Comment

yummy and healthy vadai.. :)

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Harini M said... Reply To This Comment

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

PT said... Reply To This Comment

very innovative akka :) will try this..

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks healthy and tasty..

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy snacks...

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy combo and looks yummy!

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

that's some vadas full of goodness...

Sunanda said... Reply To This Comment

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

Latha Madhusudhan said... Reply To This Comment

Wow so yummy it looks, wonderful click.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

so beautiful n gud way to stuff veggies...

Premas Culinary said... Reply To This Comment

wow wat a tempting vadai,healthy too...

Sravs said... Reply To This Comment

So unique and tempting snack !!

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

I would certainly love to munch on these!

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

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

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said... Reply To This Comment

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

sushmita pandit said... Reply To This Comment

That vada is so tempting....

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy vada akka

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

wow delicious and very healthy version of medu vada :)

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. healthy vadai..yummy..

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy vadas..

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

Like your idea of incorporating veggies into medu vada.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

love the veggies in this one!

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya Srinivasan said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy n healthy !!!!

Shree said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy vada ! Love this version of vada

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nisha Sundar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome taste bhi health bhi! I love this.

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely color for a healthy twist to the vadas!

Vardhini said... Reply To This Comment

Nice use of veggies. Looks very inviting Priya.