Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tea Kadai Masal Vadai

Am running from today onwards with an another super interesting theme for this week's blogging marathon,do you want to know about the theme?? its 'Tea Kadai Menu', Tea kadai or tea stall have their important place in India and you can find them in every corner of the streets in most of the cities and villages. Its a place where peoples from village or city enjoy their cup of tea with snacks and have their routine discussions about cinema news, gossips,politics likewise. Seriously tea kadais are the ancestors of today's coffee shops.

Whenever we go to our grandma's village which is near to Tindivanam, our relative from my grandma's village who owns his tea stall in a main road between Tindivanam and Villupuram, never forget to serve his famous tea during our stay in the village bus stop as the bus service to our grandma's place are limited. The smell of fried masal vadais from his tea kadai,oh my god i cant forget it even today . When i picked this theme i know i'll be making tea kadai style masal vadai coz this theme makes me nostalgic. The masal vadai am posting today is completely a village style masal vadai where most of the ingredients are grinded together and fried as vadais with chopped onions and curry leaves. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#30.



2cups Channadal
2nos Dry red chillies
2nos Green chillies
1tsp Ginger
4nos Garlic cloves
1tsp Fennel seeds
2nos Onions (finely chopped)
Few curry leaves
Oil for deep frying
Coriander leaves (chopped & optional)

Soak the channadal for 3hours. Drain the water and keep aside.

Take the soaked channadal,ginger,garlic cloves,dry red chillies,green chillies,fennel seeds with salt in a mixie jar and grind as bit coarse paste.

Now add the chopped onions and curry leaves, mix everything well and make medium sized balls from it.

Heat the oil for deep frying, take a ball,flatten them in medium sized patties.

Drop them to the hot oil, fry on both side until they turns crispy and golden brown.

Drain the excess of oil with a paper towel.

Serve with a cup of tea or coffee.

41 comments:

  1. Lovely theme.. Nostalgic memories.. Vadai looks crispy..our vadai parcel akka..

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  2. thats my fav tea time snack..love it Priya.

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  3. Love masala vadai with fennel seeds yum

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  4. Super. Teakadai menu la aduthu enna?

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  5. Haven't made masala vada in a long time, you are tempting me :)

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  6. yumm, lovely little snack. perfect for tea

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  7. Love the entire setup Priya..so sinful!

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  8. i love the name of today's post - so rhyming!!! :) masala vada is always my fave anytime...

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  9. Yummy..the title itself is so tempting...

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  10. Priya Parcel me some of these vadai.... looks too good

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  11. evvalavu venumnaalum saapidalaam.. perfect evening munch

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  12. yummy vadai akka and love the rhyming
    title

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  13. crispy vadas sis...tea kadai vadas have special taste...

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  14. One of the perfect tea-time snack.. Looks super crispy :)

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  15. How True, nothing beats the masala vadai at tea kadai, the sundal from the little boys at the beach..
    And nice authentic touch with the newspaper and tea glass!

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  16. I really liked the Picture being clicked with Vadai in Newspaper.. Just like how we get in Tea Kadai

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  17. Looks yummy.. perfect for this rainy season !!

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  18. Priya, you are killing me. I love masal vadai and yet to taste an awesome one in the U.S. I miss the tea kadai vadai. Cannot beat them. Looks delicious.

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  19. Crispy Vadai.. Looks so yummy... perfect combo...

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  20. Superb clicks n just love the recipe

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  21. Perfect setting and one of my favorite snack..

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  22. Lovely vadai n love the way you have photographed :)

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  23. rustic look with the newspaper and tea glass..

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  24. looks super crispy n yummy...my fav masal vadai :) enga ooru tea kadai vadai a vida padu supera erukku unga vadai :)

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  25. One of our family favs.. I too made some last week & am yet to post it :)

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  26. Your vadas look so crispy and delicious.. yumm!!

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  27. Best roadside snack ever. :) One will never have enough of it.

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  28. Looks so yummy Priya. Even today I go to tea kadai for the perfect masal Vadas...

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  29. the first item that came to my mind looking at the theme was this very tempting masala vadai!!! surely a tempting one!!
    Sowmya

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