Saturday, May 12, 2018

Quinoa Masal Vadai/Gluten Free Quinoa Dal Fritters

Third dish with Quinoa for this week's blogging marathon is our usual South Indian masal vadai aka channadal fritters loaded with quinoa. You might have noticed that am running this week's blogging marathon with Protein rich ingredients and i opted for Quinoa. Quinoa is a protein rich grains,and these tiny grains are extremely versatile to dish out many incredible dishes out of it. Masal vadais are quite popular in South Indian cuisine, these dal based fritters have their own place in any festive meals or for an evening snacks. These masal vadais are common snack foods in many tea shops and they are easily available in each and every corner of Tamil nadu. Its quite a street food as well. Masal vadais are prepared with many variations, however channadal based masal vadais are the most common one and i love these vadais very much.

Actually i prepared this quinoa masal vadai for the Tamil New year feast, when i soaked the channa dal for making masala vadais, i couldnt stop myself adding quinoa to the dals. Eventhough i was quite skeptical about this combination, once i fried these vadais i couldnt stop munching them as these vadais came out extremely crispy and ultimate. Apart from adding Quinoa, these masal vadais calls for usual ingredients. With loads of onions, trust me these crispy vadas are seriously very addictive to munch. These vadas goes awesome as side dish as well as an excellent evening snacks when served along with some spicy chutney. Make these crispy vadas if you are craving for something crispy for your snacks.

Quinoa Masala Vada, Quinoa Dal Fritters

1+1/2cups Channadal
1/2cup Quinoa
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (chopped)
1tsp Ginger (chopped)
Few Curry leaves
2nos Garlic cloves
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
Oil for deepfrying

Soak the channadal and quinoa together for atleast 3 hours.

Grind the soaked channadal, quinoa,garlic cloves,fennel seeds 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 and salt, mix everything well.

Quinoa Masal Vadai, Quinoa Vadai

Meanwhile heat the oil for deep frying, take a small ball from the grounded 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..

Serve hot with spicy coconut chutney.



Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

That is a wonderful twist to a classical recipe Priya. The vadai looks so crispy and best to have with a cup of coffee..

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

Masala vada looks so crisp and that lunch platter va va nu azhaikuthu :)

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting addition of quinoa in the traditional masala vada. Love the platter there.

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya these are deliciously addictive.

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy vadas made with the super grain..I also try out many variations with quinoa.

Sujata Roy said... Reply To This Comment

These looks so delicious and crispy. Loved the idea of adding quinoa with dal. Superb share.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Such an innovative vada Priya. Love the addition of quinoa into a traditional dish like this. They look so crispy on the outside and very inviting.

cookwithrenu said... Reply To This Comment

Innovative share...bookmrk book your recipe

Aruna said... Reply To This Comment

That thali, drooling!! Lovely way to incorporate Quinoa into an Indian meal. The vadai itself looks so crisp and golden. :)

Lathiya said... Reply To This Comment

I love masala vada..this vada with quinoa sounds healthy and nutritious..looks so crispy

jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

That's a lovely spread, addition of quinoa to the regular wada is interesting

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Great idea to add quinoa to these addictive vadas...Looking very crisp..Yummy share :)

Avin said... Reply To This Comment

I am definitely trying these as I have quinoa and I wanted to use that. Vadi sounds interesting 😚

Uma Srinivas said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so delicious and crunchy. Love to eat this with my coffee. I love the addition of quinoa:)

Nisha said... Reply To This Comment

Wow priya. This is interesting. All your quinoa posts were fab and very easy too. :) Love this simple vadai version.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya, such crunchy looking Vadas. Very tempting. I'll have to try out this version with quinoa added to them.

Hayley said... Reply To This Comment

What super looking crunchy vada Priya, addition of Quinoa works well here, pass me soem :)

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

That's an interesting twist to the recipe Priya and only you can be such innovative. Love those fritters with tea.

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

I am loving this South Indian turn you gave to quinoa...I never imagined making such classic recipes with quinoa. Yum yum

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

What a fantastic twist to our traditional dish priya, will surely want to try this!

mildly indian said... Reply To This Comment

Innovative suggestion to incorporate quinoa and hide its tail... I will try this with my dad soon.

Varada's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

The vadas look so good. I love the picture of your thali a lot. These would add a nice crunch to the meal. Very innovative use of quinoa.

farah said... Reply To This Comment

healthy twist to the original vadas! good to introduce quinoa for kids like this........