Saturday, March 5, 2016

Kollu Masala Vadai Kurma/Horsegram Vada Kurma

Have you ever tasted deepfried channadal patties aka channadal masala vadais dunked in tamarind gravy? if 'Yes', then this horsegram vada dunked in kurma will definitely become your favourite. Since i want to feed my kids with horsegram, i tweaked the usual channadal masala vadais with the healthy horsegrams aka kollu vadais. This kurma is definitely a fingerlicking curry to relish either with rice or with rotis. Eventhough deep fried horsegram fritters are added in this coconut based masala gravy, this dish is quite healthier than the usual kurma. The addition of the horsegram vadais gives an excellent touch and taste to this usual kurma, whoever like vadais dunked in gravies will definitely enjoy thoroughly this aromatic dish. Kurma is a curry simply prepared with vegetables or else with meat along with coconut,spiced and with nut or seed paste.

Kollu vadai kurma, Horsegram fritters kurma

Am running my first week of blogging marathon with Cook with coconut as theme, i cant imagine Kurma without coconut. I usually prepare kurma with cashew nuts, poppyseeds and grated coconut paste, which gives a delectable flavor and texture to kurmas. Usually we make Kurma with vegetables and meats, but for a change i opted for deep fried crispy vadas prepared with horsegram. And this works, we seriously enjoyed this kurma very much with both rice and rotis. If you want to prepare the same kurma with channadal vada just go on with, they will definitely taste fabulous as well.

Kollu Paruppu vadai kurma,Horsegram Vadai Kurma

Kollu Vadai/Horsegram Deep fried patties:
2cups Horsegrams/Lentils/Kollu
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (chopped)
1tsp Ginger (chopped)
Few Curry leaves
1/2tsp Fennel seed powder
Oil for deepfrying

Soak the horsegram for atleast two hours or else for overnight, drain the water and grind them as coarse paste without water, if its too hard to grind,just sprinkle some water.

Add the chopped onions, chopped green chillies, chopped ginger pieces, curryleaves, fennel seed powder and salt, mix everything well.

Meanwhile heat the oil for deep frying, take a small ball from the horsegram mixture, flat them in your palms and gently drop them in hot oil.

Fry them until they get well cooked, strain the excess of oil with a paper towel.Keep aside.

2nos Onions (chopped)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped)
1tbsp Ginger garlic paste
1tbsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
2nos Whole spices (bay leaves,cloves,cinnamon stick,cardamom)
1tsp Fennel seeds
1/4cup Mint leaves (chopped)

To grind:
2tbsp Poppy seeds(soaked in hot water)
4tbsp Grated coconut
5nos Cashew nuts

Grind poppy seeds,grated coconut and cashew nuts as fine paste and keep aside.

Heat enough oil in a pressure cooker, fry the bay leaves,cloves,cinnamon sticks,cardamom seeds, fennel seeds until they turns brown.

Kollu vadai kurma, Horsegram vada in Masala Gravy

Add the chopped onions,chopped tomatoes,ginger garlic paste and slit opened green chillies,cook everything until the raw smell goes away.

Now add the coriander powder,red chilly powder,salt and cook for few minutes.

Add enough water and cook for few seconds,once the gravy starts boiling add the grounded paste,cook for few minutes.

Add enough water and bring it to boil, cook until the oil gets separates.

Finally add the deep fried vadas and put off the stove.

Add the chopped mint leaves and give a stir.

Serve hot with rice or rotis.

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rajani said... Reply To This Comment

Havent tried including horsegram in our diet. New recipes (for me) like this inspire me to give these a try without hesitating too much.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

This dish is new to me and vadas soaked in a tangy gravy look very tempting. said... Reply To This Comment

horsegram, a very healthy family doesn't like it, but I can serve this way...bookmarked the recipe

Saraswathi Tharagaram said... Reply To This Comment

Awww Priya you nailed it! I m drooling here..kurma looks delicious

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Horsegram vada curry looks perfect to eat with rice.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Love this kollu vadai kurma. Looks so yum..

Divya Prakash said... Reply To This Comment

Never thought of making kollu vadai and adding it to kuruma Akka.. Very interesting recipe!Delicious!!

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

The recipe sounds so good it's tempting me to try right away . Excellent blend of flavors.

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious flavours and am want to try this asap.

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

I have tasted the chana dal vada in a gravy but horsegram vada is new. Shall check it out soon.

Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

We make pulusu (tamarind based curry) with moong dal vada. This korma is mouthwatering.

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

That is such a mouthwatering dish Priya. Looks amazing.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

wow what an idea to use those vadas in gravy..very good one..