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:

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sreevalli E said... Reply To This Comment

Wow crispy & yummy..

Amila Wickramarachchi said... Reply To This Comment

wow!!perfect combo ,vadai & tea

suhaina aji said... Reply To This Comment

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

Meena Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Love masala vadai with fennel seeds yum

Uma Ramanujam said... Reply To This Comment

Super. Teakadai menu la aduthu enna?

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

Nice yummy crunchy vadai

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nammi said... Reply To This Comment

yumm, lovely little snack. perfect for tea

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Love the entire setup Priya..so sinful!

Sireesha Puppala said... Reply To This Comment

Crispy vadas...yummy sis

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

My fav tea time snack...

Sowmya Madhavan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so yummy!

Wer SAHM said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

evvalavu venumnaalum saapidalaam.. perfect evening munch

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

yummy vadai akka and love the rhyming
title

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

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

Divya Pramil said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jayanthi Padmanabhan said... Reply To This Comment

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!

Sowjanya Alok said... Reply To This Comment

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

Hari Chandana P said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy.. perfect for this rainy season !!

Srimathi Mani said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Sharans Samayalarai said... Reply To This Comment

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

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Superb clicks n just love the recipe

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Love this combo ever...

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect setting and one of my favorite snack..

zihua wu said... Reply To This Comment

crispy & yummy.. So nice...

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Harini M said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely vadai n love the way you have photographed :)

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

rustic look with the newspaper and tea glass..

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

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

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

Love these vadas!!

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nisha Sundar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

look so perfectly delicious

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and tempting

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and tempting

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

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